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Self-Service Enrollment Begins this Fall

As you may already know, this fall for the first time, University of Pittsburgh students at the Oakland campus will be able to enroll in spring term classes online through the Student Center at my.pitt.edu. This convenient new service will allow you to register and add and drop classes as easily as you can now log on to check your grades.

University of Pittsburgh Names 12 New Legacy Laureates

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh has named 12 new Legacy Laureates, alumni recognized for their outstanding personal and professional accomplishments. The laureates were honored during Pitt's Oct. 22-24 Homecoming festivities.

From Solar Power to Proteins, New Generation of Pitt Faculty Receives Awards to Explore Future Technologies and Health Care

National Science Foundation CAREER Awards support emerging research in artificial tissue construction, sustainable energy, advanced electronics, and the role of the body's smallest components in causing and preventing diseases.

Department of Geology and Planetary Science Celebrating Accomplishments in Paleoclimateology, Volcanology and Seismology

As the fall semester moves rapidly towards mid-terms, the Department of Geology and Planetary Science is off to a positive start and is celebrating six significant National Science Foundation grants and the opening of a new three component seismograph.

Ampco-Pittsburgh Nominations

Celebrate excellence in academic advising by nominating a School of Arts and Sciences faculty academic advisor for the 2010 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising.

Bellet Award Nominations

Recognize extraordinary achievement and innovation in undergraduate teaching by nominating a School of Arts and Sciences faculty member for the 2010 Tina & David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards.

Chemistry Professor Megan Spence Wins NSF CAREER Award

Megan Spence, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award based on her proposal entitled "Discrepancies in Raft Size Between Cellular and Model Membranes: Solid-State NMR Measurements of Protein Effect on Lipid Raft Size."

Pitt's New Office of Veterans Services Helps Ensure Easier Transition From Combat to Classroom

Yellow Ribbon Program will allow more veterans to select Pitt for their education New Web portal-www.veterans.pitt.edu-provides easy access to expanded services.

J. Brett Harvey and Martha Hartle Munsch Elected to Serve on Pitt's Board of Trustees

Pitt-Bradford, Pitt-Johnstown advisory board members also elected at today's annual board meeting.

University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association Honors 2009 Alumni Volunteers for Outstanding Commitment to Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association recently recognized outstanding alumni for their volunteerism and commitment to the University at the 2009 Pitt Alumni Association Awards luncheon held in Alumni Hall's Connolly Ballroom, Oakland.

Pitt Researchers Zero In on Ozone With Fluorescent Solution That Detects Harmful Molecule in the Air and Body

Personal ozone detectors and biomedical indicators could result from a chemical probe that glows bright green when exposed to ozone, researchers report in "Nature Chemistry"

Assistant Professor Jon Boyle Named a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Jon P. Boyle was selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Humans Related to Orangutans, Not Chimps, Says New Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science Study of Human Origin

Researchers propose new grouping for humans, orangutans, and common ancestors and lay out a scenario of the migration and evolution of 'dental hominoids' in the "Journal of Biogeography"

THE Book of the Week - Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Innocent or knowing? Shelley King on the portrayal of children in Victorian writing.

Chevron Science Center Expansion, Renovations Highlight $70 Million In Construction and Renovation Projects Approved by Pitt Trustees

The Property and Facilities Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees today approved nearly $70 million in construction and renovation projects, highlighted by a $32,382,500 expansion and renovation project for Chevron Science Center, as well as the purchase of the Concordia Club for $2.1 million and a lease in Bridgeside Point II.