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Volume 38 Issue 16

Books, Journals & More

A closer look: Maureen Passmore >

April 13th, 2006

In 1997, Maureen Passmore, then an undergraduate at Penn State, participated in a study abroad program to Ukraine, expanding on an interest originating in a class in Ukrainian culture and civilization. She found the Ukrainian people were still in recovery mode from the totalitarian Soviet Union, which had split up less than an decade earlier. […]

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Books, Journals & More >

April 13th, 2006

This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written and edited books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as CDs, electronic publications, art exhibitions, plays and musical compositions. We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty […]

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A closer look: Joseph A. Luxbacher >

April 13th, 2006

Pitt’s men’s soccer coach is not only a veteran soccer player, but along the way has become a veteran writer as well. Joseph A. Luxbacher’s third edition of “Soccer Steps to Success” updates earlier editions of the book, which focuses on building soccer skills in youth and intermediate-level players. The old adage “write what you […]

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Senate session explores technology transfer >

April 13th, 2006

It’s no secret that Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are important contributors to the Pittsburgh area’s economy. Employment at the two universities (including UPMC) combined is roughly the same size as southwestern Pennsylvania’s high-tech employment sector, at about 60,000. Both are among the top schools responsible for creating venture capital spinoff companies, and Pitt last […]

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April 20 SAC assembly to focus on health care >

April 13th, 2006

“Taking Care of Your Health Care” is the theme for the Staff Association Council’s (SAC) spring assembly. The assembly is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 20 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Representatives from several Pitt units and various health agencies will be offering advice and making short presentations on their services. Presenters […]

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Faculty share some tech transfer experiences >

April 13th, 2006
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Pitt, SEIU agree to five-year pact >

April 13th, 2006

Pitt and its service worker employees have agreed to a five-year contract that features a new training fund to be paid for by the University. The 350 custodians, mechanics, groundskeepers and maintenance workers at Pitt are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 3. They had been working on monthly contract extensions since […]

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Will podcasting catch on at Pitt? >

April 13th, 2006

The sight of people walking around listening via tiny earbuds wired to portable digital media players is becoming increasingly frequent at the University and beyond. The popular devices are known for storing vast quantities of music, but there’s lots more going on inside the electronic devices than just tunes. The cultural phenomenon has spawned a […]

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Pitt needs consumer advocate for health plan, Assembly says >

April 13th, 2006

Should Pitt and the UPMC Health Plan name a consumer advocate for Pitt employees? Faculty Assembly believes so. Last week Assembly voted unanimously to accept the report of an ad hoc committee, chaired by health law professor Nathan Hershey, on consumer satisfaction with UPMC. The committee was appointed to follow up on concerns raised at […]

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