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Board of Trustees names Nordenberg chancellor emeritus at final meeting

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor June 20, 2014

The University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg as chancellor emeritus at Nordenberg’s final board meeting on Friday, June 20.Nordenberg will become chancellor emeritus...

Pittsburgh celebrates LGBTQ community with PrideFest

Pittsburgh celebrates LGBTQ community with PrideFest

By Sarah Police / For The Pitt News June 17, 2014

Donning a “God Hates Figs, Mark 11:12-14” t-shirt, Michael O’Brien celebrated his first Pittsburgh Pride March, feeling overjoyed with the amount of support the city had garnered for the LGBTQ community. The...

Not so fast: Nordenberg to remain at Pitt in new role

Not so fast: Nordenberg to remain at Pitt in new role

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer June 17, 2014

Chancellor Nordenberg may be stepping down from his role as chancellor, but he won’t be leaving Pitt any time soon.Ken Service, vice chancellor for communications, said in a statement released June 16...

Board of Trustees nominates two new members

By Mahita Gajanan / Managing Editor June 13, 2014

Pitt’s Board of Trustees Nominating Committee named two Pitt community members as new candidates for membership on the board.During a 10-minute conference call meeting Friday morning in Posvar Hall,...

Chatham grad proposes bike trail from North Oakland to the Strip

By Brad Hanlon / For The Pitt News June 10, 2014

For many Pitt students, North Oakland and the Strip District seem like distant neighborhoods.. But for Chatham University graduate Elaine Kramer, they are just a bike ride through the woods away.Kramer,...

New apartment complex coming to Oakland

By Josh Ye / For The Pitt News June 10, 2014

Construction of a $70 million, eight-story apartment, hotel and retail complex will soon begin near Bates Street and the Boulevard of the Allies in Oakland if all goes well for the developers.Oakland Gateway...

Facebook page inspires students

Facebook page inspires students

By Taira Alabi / Staff Writer June 10, 2014

Struggles and stories around Pittsburgh that once went unnoticed are now garnering thousands of likes on Facebook. Humans of Pitt is a spinoff of the popular Humans of New York Facebook page, a place...

Health professionals gather at Pitt, discuss future of healthcare

Health professionals from Pittsburgh and around the world may be trying to change what happens during your visits to the doctor.Ben Reynolds, director of UPMC’s Office of Advanced Practice Providers,...

Physics team builds adaptive technology

Physics team builds adaptive technology

By Ilya Yashin / For The Pitt News June 3, 2014

The cost of ingenuity is hard to measure. In Brian D’Urso’s case, it’s thousands of dollars in savings. In the past year, D’Urso, an assistant professor of physics at Pitt, and his students have...

University’s email switch introduces new features

By Sarah Police / For The Pitt News June 3, 2014

For Peter Moe, an outdated layout and 250MB of online storage for email is simply not enough. Moe, a graduate student studying English, was happy to find out that Pitt would be changing its current email...

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