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Volume 38 Issue 1

OBITUARY: Andrea L. Campbell >

September 1st, 2005

Andrea L. Campbell, administrative assistant in the film studies program, died July 18, 2005, of cancer. She was 52. Campbell joined the University staff in 1980 as an auditor and processor in the Invoice Audit department. She served as assistant manager of the department from 1987 to 1989, when she took a position as billing […]

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Vice Provost Daniel plans return to faculty >

September 1st, 2005

Jack L. Daniel, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies, will resign from that post Dec. 31. Daniel will remain a professor of communication in the School of Arts and Sciences. He teaches in the area of African-American communication. “Dr. Daniel has concentrated on continuous improvement of undergraduate education, facilitating efforts to provide students with exemplary educational […]

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Teaching TAs how to teach >

September 1st, 2005

Picture the lonely life of an emerging scholar: A graduate student sitting in a chair in the stacks of the library, covered with dust, nose buried in a book. Or a scientist-in-training invariably hunched over a microscope, scribbling notes into the wee hours. That stereotype was shattered last week for some 225 fresh-faced Pitt teaching […]

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Resources for Pitt teaching assistants >

September 1st, 2005

In addition to the two-day new teaching assistant (TA) orientation (the second day will be held Sept. 10), the University offers a wide array of TA and teaching fellow (TF) support services, including special services for international graduate students on what to expect in an American classroom. According to Joanne Nicoll, associate director for instructional […]

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Theatre season focuses on theme of memory >

September 1st, 2005

Theatre-goers can augment their theatrical recollection collection this season as the Pitt Repertory Theatre features plays and a companion multi-disciplinary seminar series centered on the theme of memory. “Flashbacks, narrators, mime, mystery, amazing revelations and, yes, ‘unforgettable’ characters will enrich your theatrical memory bank for many years to come,” says Attilio “Buck” Favorini, chair of […]

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Sept. 15 is new deadline for flex spending purchases >

September 1st, 2005

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently approved an extension period for participants in employee flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for health care and dependent daycare spending accounts. As a result, participants will have more time to spend funds that may remain in their FSA. Pitt participants were notified of the change by letter to their […]

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