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Degrees of age: Professors young and old talk teaching

Elizabeth Matway, 59-year-old English professor at Pitt, began teaching in 1982 at the elementary level. (Photo by Bethany Krupicka | Staff Photographer)

By Nina Kneuer | For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017

Some professors look like they should be sitting with their students rather than standing in front of them. Others fit the teen movie stereotype of the gray-haired intellectual with wire-rimmed glasses. Professors on both sides of the spectrum have different ways of using technology and interactin...

Pitt professors teach what they write

Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture, textbook written by Pitt Professor Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D.  (Photo by Rachel Glasser | News Editor)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Few students enjoy buying textbooks for their classes, but Olivia Raymond was eager to  purchase her elementary statistics textbook last spring knowing its author would also be her professor. “I was happy because I figured that the class would closely follow the book, so the book would be more rel...

Peduto nominates Pitt professors, city official to fill three vacant PWSA board seats

Mayor Bill Peduto speaks about his plan to distribute free lead filters January 31. Friday, Peduto named three nominations to fill the vacant positions on the PWSA board. James Evan Bowen-Gaddy | Contributing Editor

By Janine Faust / Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto nominated three people to fill vacant positions on the board of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Friday — two of whom are Pitt professors. The nominees will fill spots left by three board members who all resigned in late March, although their terms officially ended at t...

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