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Musical backgrounds pay off for students

By Anjana Murali / For The Pitt News

September 3, 2014

For Matt Aelmore, making money as a musician is a “tricky situation.”Aelmore is one of many Pitt students who work as musicians and hope to make a little money on the side while doing it. According to the Department of Music’s website, there are about 40 graduate students and 50 undergraduate mus...

Board test drives travel grant program

By Abbey Reighard / Senior Staff Writer

September 3, 2014

After a false start, the wheels are now in motion for the Student Travel Grant program. The program is the brainchild of Student Government Board President, Mike Nites, and will create a fund for individual students conducting research to receive up to $250 to travel to conferences to present their wor...

Bill Dorsey

Bill Dorsey

By Zach Schaffer / Senior Staff Photographer

September 1, 2014

Bill Dorsey sings by the Rite-aid on Fifth Avenue. 

For Bill: Crowdfunding worth singing about

For Bill: Crowdfunding worth singing about

By Jesseca Muslin / For The Pitt News

September 1, 2014

Nearly every day, Oakland’s resident gospel singer Bill Dorsey takes his sidewalk stage outside the Rite Aid on Forbes Avenue with his boom box and walking stick. But his song isn’t purely for pleasure. Dorsey, 65, is blind and has been street performing to earn money for nearly four decades.Thou...

Mind, body and soul floor comes to WPU

Mind, body and soul floor comes to WPU

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

September 1, 2014

This year, students can study, work out, shower and still have time for peaceful prayer or reflection — all without leaving the William Pitt Union.Student Affairs finished renovations to the third floor of the Union on Aug. 15 — a change that will provide a new way for students to unite mind, body and soul, according to Dean of Students Kathy Humphrey.“After listening c...

Bill Dorsey

Bill Dorsey

By Zach Schaffer / Senior Staff Photographer

September 1, 2014

Bill Dorsey sings by Rite-aid on Forbes Avenue.

Method for building larger nanofibers discovered

Method for building larger nanofibers discovered

By Photo courtesy of CMU

August 28, 2014

Researchers discovered a new method for creating large synthetic protein fibers.

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By Dave Getzschman

August 28, 2014

Kaitlyn Benitez-Strine, 17, from left, speaks with ROTC representatives Anna Thompson, 22, and Isabel Lopez, 18, at Stanford University, April 29, 2011, in Stanford, California. Following a ban of about four decades, Stanford and many of the nation's elite universities are welcoming back the Reserve Offic...

Protein shake-up: Study discovers method for nanofiber creation

Protein shake-up: Study discovers method for nanofiber creation

By Dale Shoemaker / For The Pitt News

August 28, 2014

Cancer patients may soon receive medication more efficiently and with fewer harmful side effects thanks to a new development in nanofiber assembly.Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University have discovered a method for creating large synthetic fibers...

Pitt researchers evaluate physical traits of female, male Marines

Pitt researchers evaluate physical traits of female, male Marines

By Aileen Ryan / Staff Writer

August 28, 2014

Pitt researchers are looking further into doubts that women can join men with their boots on the ground.Researchers from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) began collecting data this month for a study to evaluate how female U.S. Marines measure up to male Marines physically in...

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