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Monday, April 4th, 2011 - approximate travel plans question
Does anyone know how much it would cost to go to Florida? As in, airplane ticket plus hotel room for a week or two weeks. I might have to travel there sometime in the future, probably not until next winter or next summer at the latest, but I am starting saving up for what I am going to be doing there and would like to know also how much I should expect travel to cost so I know how much to save. (I live in Pittsburgh, obviously)
Thursday, December 9th, 2010(no subject)
Hey guys! I am looking for someone to buy my Trek 3700 for some extra holiday cash. I've taken it on a few rides around the campus and in the general Oakland area and it's really a smooth trip. Anyway, I have it up on Craigslist so if you or anyone you know is in the market for a bike, please let me know! http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/2103810757.html Thank you!!

Silk SCREAM Presents: A Tale of Two Sisters, by Kim Ji-woon

The highest grossing Korean horror film and the first of its kind to be screened in American Theaters, Kim Ji-woon’s, A Tale of Two Sisters, demands frightening immersion of the mind, body, and soul.

Often copied, but never truly duplicated, Asian Horror is renowned for providing genre fans with some of the most boundary-pushing and artful cinema experiences to be found.

So, please join us for a distinctive selection of blood-curdling, spine-tingling, watch-with-one-eye-covered, spooky films this Halloween season.

October 28, 2010

Chatham University Campbell Memorial Chapel
5799 West Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

$5 Suggested donation

Visit Silk Screen or contact me at jmzipay@silkscreenfestival.org for more information!
Part of the Precipitate
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 - Pitt Library School
Hello all! I was just accepted into Pitt's Library School, and now I'm trying to decide on if I should go to school full-time (which would be 12 credits/4 classes) or half-time (6 credits/2 classes). I work full-time (in a Library! So I would be able to do school work in my downtime and if my other work is completed). I will be going through the Reference specialization.

Surprisingly, the difference in the cost is only about a $1,000 between 12 credits and 6 credits. I could also take 9 credits/3 classes and still be considered full time, but I would not like to do that because it is the most expensive way to get the degree. If I go part time, getting the degree will take about three semesters longer.

I've heard that the program emphasises group work, and I'm worried about meeting with people when I'm working full time and going to class full time.

So, if you went through the MLIS program, my questions are -
How often did you have to meet with a group?
How easy/difficult was it to meet with your group members?
Did you also work while getting your degree, and how easy/difficult was that?
Were you satisfied with the level of course work you turned in, as in, you felt that you turned in good work?

Also, if there are any general tips or FYIs you can give me about grad school, I would really, really appreciate them. Thank you!

x-posted to Pittsburgh, sorry if you see this twice!
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 - Alternative Rosh Hashanah Service in Frick Park
If anyone's looking for a non-traditional Rosh Hashanah service tomorrow, the Pillar of Smoke is having our annual services in Frick Park. They're designed for Jews who don't really relate to modern synagogue services, or who enjoy a more mystical approach to Judaism, and include poetry, songs and a picnic. We ask that you bring some kind of food item and a drum or other instrument if you have one, and also that you wear white with one colorful accessory.

For more information, and to RSVP, check out the event's Facebook page here.
primal chaos
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 - An introductory post of some sorts.
I'm not even sure if this is a faux pas or whatnot, but I'm so completely out of my element in Pitt that I figured, "why the hell not?" If it is, my bad!

I'm Sonnya, I just moved to Pittsburgh not even a month ago after living 24 years in NYC just so I can go to school for social work. To be completely candid with everyone, its absolutely terrifying, but I do take comfort in the fact that your buses look exactly like NYC buses even though the whole Panther Card flashing is a bit different.

I just started class today (no Monday/Wednesday class for me, word!) and everything is so expansive. I'm not even used to the way everything is set up, but thankfully they just set up that Pitt Mobile nonsense so I can be one of "those" people. Never thought I would see the day I'm looking at my phone to help me get from point A to point B, but Pitt, you've bested me.

Whoever thought it would be a good idea to put the Victoria Building on a hill, way to go.

Anyways, the point of this was really to just introduce myself. I have a pet kitten, Momo, named after Avatar: The Last Airbender's flying lemur. I have a fiance, Chris. We live together in Friendship. I'm Colombian-American, fluent in Spanish, mediocre at French. I like people, I like helping people, I'm doing that as a major as stated above. Before I did Social Work, I went to school for Fashion Design at FIT in NYC, but decided that I kinda wanted a job when I graduated so now I make costumes for myself (and sometimes for others). I like Spider-Man. A lot. Only because I relate so much to him, great power, great responsibility, blah blah blah. I moonlight as a photographer when I'm feeling extra creative. I love documentaries, indie films, eating culturally-different foods and baking.

I'm looking for friends. God, that sounds SO LAME. But I literally only know my pet cat and my fiance, and frankly, there's only so much I can take of them before I start pulling my hair out. Schoolmates, lunch buddies, someone to shoot the shit with, someone I can dress up in costumes I create, I don't even know. I'd post my schedule up to see if we have any classes together, but that's just creepy... maybe.

I guess that's pretty much it. I can be reached via LJ, Twatter, Tumblr, AIM, or other various forms of social networking sites because I'm seriously all over the place.

[Spidey] Cutest plushhhh
Sunday, August 29th, 2010(no subject)
Hello pittkiddies. Not sure if anyone still reads this, but maybe I'll luck out.

I'm taking a class for the first time in 3 years tomorrow night. It's in the Cathedral in G8. Can someone tell me where the heck that is?

I absolutely hate wandering around so if someone could tell me the general direction, that'd be great. I've had lots of classes in the cathedral but never any there. I'm not even sure which floor is G. The Hogwarts one or the one below it with the computer labs?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Also I have a lab for Monday's class on Tuesday. Do labs meet in the first week? I've only had recitations, never a lab, so I don't know the rules.

Thanks again!
Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni can benefit from this too!

Now is a time that I wish I was still in college. Oh well, what can you do?
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010(no subject)
 Hi! I'll be a sophomore next year at Pitt and I'm taking Bio 1 for the first time. Since bio at Pitt is pretty hard, I was hoping to get some kind of head start but starting to read over some of the chapters early! Nerdy, I know, but after my disaster with Gen Chem I want to at least TRY and do well in Bio!

Anyway, I was wondering - has anyone here ever taken BIO 150/ Intro to Bio 1 with Ghosh or any other professor? If so, can you still access your Bio 1 stuff? Specifically your syllabus? Would you be able to forward it to me ??

OR if you could just tell me the chapters that were studied in Bio 1 - since I know Bio jumps around the book a lot ... 

Please! That's be soooo helpful! 

If so could you please comment and I'll send you my email address in a PM! 

Thanks so much! 
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010(no subject)
Anyone looking to buy a twin bed set (frame, box spring, mattress)?
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010(no subject)
The International Contest of Young Lawyers “Precedent” is an on-line activity for students and young professionals. It's a bilingual contest where you can send the work in English or Russian.
It’s main goal is to give young lawyers and students a place to share opinions and try their skills. At the same time practicing lawyers and the one who is just interested in jurisprudence may participate.
There are two spheres where the participant may choose a case to resolve - intellectual property and private international law. Here’s the list of cases.
You can vote for the works and comment! Here are the approved solutions.
The Contest is held till 21 of June 2010. You can send a work up to June 15.

Prizes for the winners are granted!
Participate and tell your friends and classmates!
Friday, April 16th, 2010(no subject)
who's staying in Pittsburgh over the summer? i dont have that many friends here & want to make more (:
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010(no subject)
Has anyone here taken Drugs and Behavior? Would you recommend it for a non-neuro (or non-science for that matter) major? 
Hey there,
The JCCP and The Hollywood Theater will be shooting a commercial this Saturday, March 20th at Rocky Horror.

If you haven't been to a show yet, that's foolish, and make it out this weekend to be a part of Pittsburgh Rocky Horror history.

Come in your finest, fanciest fishnets, or the crappy, beat to hell corset you bought at Goodwill - either works.

Just come out and celebrate with the JCCP the beginning of spring time. Let's break 150 this show!!!

~ Jordan
Pres, the JCCP
Saturday, February 20th, 2010 - "Broken Places" Art Exhibition
I am a local artist/painter and alumnus of Pitt, and I am promoting my very first solo exhibition. If you like art, please take a look!

There are 12 pieces total (mostly oil paintings, some are multi-part). They are landscapes, with a visual focus on color and composition, but some are rather bizarre, surreal, or abstracted in some way. Overall, I aim for my work to induce thought of any kind.

Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery, in the William Pitt Union
University of Pittsburgh
4200 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday through Friday
from 10am until 5pm
through Friday, February 26th

Meet the artist:
TODAY (Saturday February 20th), from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hosted by the Pitt Program Council.

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Thanks for reading, and I hope some of you may be interested in my show.
-Sarah Greenwood
(x-posted to Pittsburgh)
Monday, February 15th, 2010 - Pillar of Fire Purim Party

If anyone's interested in attending a Purim
party in Pittsburgh with belly dancers, fire spinning and fire eating, among other festivities, full details are at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=341486350434 . (Figured I'd keep this announcement short and sweet this year... Apologies for the cross-posting anyway though.)

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

primal chaos
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010(no subject)
Hi everyone, I apologize if this isn't the right place to post this...but I figure it never hurts to try all options.

I'm a 4th year dental student at the University of Pittsburgh. My classmates and I are getting ready to take our licensing exam in the next few weeks and most of us are still searching for board patients. So I'm taking my search to the edge of the internet to look for people who would be willing to help some poor students (and receive free dental care!).

Eligible patients would receive a free restoration or "deep cleaning," as well as a free exam and x-rays. The exam and the x-rays would be a free screening regardless of eligibility.

You MUST be able to sit for the exam on either Thursday, February 18th or Friday, February 19th.

You may qualify if -
- You have a small cavity, or believe that you may have a small cavity.
- Have received a "deep cleaning" in the past and are due for one, or been told that you need one and have not gotten it yet.
- Been told you have "gum disease"
- Have not seen a dentist for at least a year.

If you think you (or someone you know may qualify), please respond to me here with your e-mail address or e-mail me at PittDentalExam@yahoo.com . I'll get back to you as soon as I can to set up your free exam and x-ray appointment. Please let me know ASAP, the exam is 3 weeks away and my classmates and I really, really need patients!!

Again, I'm sorry if this isn't the right forum for this post....I'm just hoping some people in the community would be able to help out. Please let me know! :)


cross-posted to Pittsburgh. Sorry if you see this twice. :)
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Pittsburgh's Junior Chamber of Commerce Players present... SHOCK TREATMENT AND THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!

The ultimate science fiction-double feature.

Shock Treatment:
A young couple appear on a campy game show called "Marriage Maze," and the result is as bizarre as it is disastrous. The show's lecherous host abducts the young woman, and sends her boyfriend to an insane asylum.

Rocky Horror Picture Show:
Brad Majors and his fiance Janet Weiss stumble upon the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite who is holding the annual convention of visitors from the planet Transsexual. Frank unveils his creation, a young man named Rocky Horror, who fears the doctor and rejects his sexual advances. When Frank announces that he is returning to the galaxy Transylvania, Riff Raff the butler and Magenta the maid declare that they have plans of their own.

Tickets are only $6 per film and The Hollywood is, as always, Pittsburgh's only BYOB theater. For this one, you're gonna need it...

Rocky Horror Cast List:
Frank-N-Furter: Chalupa
Riff Raff: Jordan McKinley
Magenta: Bettie D.
Columbia: Tina
Brad Majors: Oisin
Janet Weiss: Feelski
Rocky Horror: Teabag
Eddie/Dr. Scott: Jon
Criminologist: Sam
Trixie: Bettie D.

Shock Treatment Cast List:
Janet Majors - Feelski
Brad Majors - Jon
Farley Flavors - Sam
Cosmo McKinley - Jordan McKinley
Nation McKinley - Bettie D.
Judge Oliver Wright - Big Tom
Betty Hapschatt - Tina
Nurse Ansalong - Chalupa
"Rest Home" Ricky - Oisin
Bert Schnick - Little Gay Scott of the Satanic Mechanics
Emily Weiss - Jacob of the Satanic Mechanics
Harry Weiss - Sheffo?
Ralph Hapschatt - Teabag
Macy Struthers - Paris Hilton
Neely Pritt - Nicole
Vance Parker - Jake 1
Oscar Drill - Kev J.B. of Simply His Servants
Glish Davidson - Kial of the Satanic Mechanics
Brenda Drill - Ryan of Simply His Servants
Frankie - Ashleah of the Satanic Mechanics

We are still looking for the following roles:
Kirk the Coffee Guy
Bits drummer
Irwin Lapsey, president of Lapsey Autos
Hello everyone,

You are not having deja vu. After 2 very excellent years in my apartment, I have gotten myself into the same old pickle of renewing my lease without a roommate. I am not in a panic yet, but I do need to find someone by July 25th, 2010 and the early the better [for my sanity]. So I call upon you, friends, and the incredible power of the anonymous internet to help me out again! If you know anyone who is looking to live in south oakland, let them know what's up.

Here is the apartment info...

RENT: $895/month plus utilities, water, and cable. You'll pay half of the total. The lease is from Aug. 1 to July 25. No subletting or transfers allowed. Small pets ok; no cats or dogs. I have 2 parakeets [caged], but their living arrangements are negotiable if everything else seems to work.

There is a $50 application fee with ES Management and you'll owe me half the security deposit. We get the deposit back when we move out.

OUTSIDE: 3609 Dawson Street, which intersects with Atwood street. It's easy to get to and it is on the university side of the Blvd of the Allies. There are 3 buildings managed by ES Management, this is the leftmost one if you are facing them. They are well kept, no garbage in the yard. The apt. is #6, on the second floor. Parking is available. Very convenient to the University of Pittsburgh, but also pretty handy to Point Park, CMU, Duquesne or any other city campuses.

INSIDE: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a fullsize tub, kitchen with fridge and gas stove included, living room. It isn't huge but it's definitely one of the nicer places in south oakland. The apts come unfurnished, but all you would need to provide is the furniture for your bedroom and possibly a television as I have been set up for 2 years now, like I mentioned.

ABOUT ME: I will be entering Pitt's master's program for Speech-Language Pathology as a first year grad student in the fall. I go out to party instead of hosting huge numbers of people, generally like to keep my place neat although I have been known to throw my bedroom to the wolves during finals week. I'm pretty easy to get along with, don't smoke, do drugs, or bring home people of questionable character [at least not ones I don't know!]. I'm pretty awesome, basically.

If there is anything else you want to know about the apartment or myself, contact me. Please help!

Thanks everyone,

Dominique Hensley
Thursday, December 31st, 2009 - Research Center Victor Voksanaeva
Dear Colleagues

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Our capabilities include:
- Detection of vulnerabilities of business development,
- Information about potential threats
- Evaluation and analysis of publicly available information.

For more information contact:
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 - Sublet available in Squirrel Hill
Hi everyone,

My boyfriend has two rooms available to sublet in his three bedroom home. The smaller is 205+ gas, electric, and internet. The larger room is 305+ gas, electric, and internet. If you're interested in renting out both rooms for a bedroom/home office type of thing, he would be willing to negotiate the price of the room. If you're interested, leave a comment and I'll get back to you. Thanks!
Thursday, December 24th, 2009 - Taking classes after graduation?
I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with picking up courses after graduation. I graduated in August. I'm now looking at graduate programs, and it looks like I'm going to need to learn German (no small task) to do most of my research. Since the grad programs I'm looking at (for History) require at least one language anyway, I'm considering picking up the German certificate at Pitt. (Yes, I know I should have done it while I was doing my undergrad degree.) I thought it would provide a great survey of the language and culture, which would be helpful for my grad work.

As I already graduated, I was wondering if anyone could offer any information about this. I emailed OAFA, but obviously will not be hearing back from them until January. Any ideas about receiving financial aid for a certificate? I know the OAFA website lists that as an eligibility requirement.

Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays to all of you out there.
Friday, November 20th, 2009(no subject)
So its 1 am, I have a paper due at noon, and I've hit a brick wall at the moment. I know the library closes at 2am (I think?), I'm a commuter from the Robinson/Moon area and I'm considering sleeping until four, then heading down to Oakland to knock the rest of this thing out. The only thing is, I don't really know where (and if) I can go to work on this...I have a laptop, I would like to find someplace with some decent coffee and wireless, but I don't know how early things open. :( I'm so over commuting; I feel so out of the loop. Any suggestions for places that I could kind of camp out, finish writing/editing, get a good cup of coffee, and that wouldn't mind me slightly camping out for a bit? All starting at 5 am?
Quote - Can't Buy Me Love
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 - The O pictures
Hey Pitt!

My husband and I got married this past weekend at Heinz Chapel and stopped by the O for some fries on the way back to our hotel. We had so much fun (and so many fries) with some Pitt students at the O who we'd never met before, with them giving us toasts and chanting our names (to the point that a police officer came upstairs to be sure there wasn't a riot going on!). We just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding evening so fun! Pitt students are the best :)

Anyway, if you were there or know anyone who was, can you pass on some of the pics to me please? I didn't think of taking pictures but would love some of the ones you guys took if you were there! :)

Thanks so much for such a great evening! :)

pitt c/o 2002
Sunday, November 8th, 2009 - Vote for WPTS!
For anyone that isn't a part of the WPTS facebook group, our Pitt radio station is in the running to win a Woodie (haha) from MTVU as best college radio station. Copy-pasted from the original message:


Greetings everyone!
As you all have been told countless times, WPTS is in the Top 5 to win an mtvU Woodie Award for Best College Radio Station. Tomorrow (Mon., Nov 9th) is the last day to vote for your favorite beloved station. So please keep voting!! You can vote as much as you like!


92.1 WPTS, Pittsburgh's Progressive FM
DS Xmas
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