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Volume 38 Issue 1

UPB to host Rockwell exhibit >

September 1st, 2005

The Bradford campus will host an exhibition of 11 original pieces of artwork by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), whose work spanned six decades, graced more than 300 covers of The Saturday Evening Post and reflected small-town American life. The Rockwell exhibit is being loaned to Pitt-Bradford by two UPB alumni, Jack and Martha (Mackowski) Campbell, who […]

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Pitt joins non-profit group pledging money to aid city >

September 1st, 2005

This month, a new coalition of an unspecified number of city non-profit institutions signed a preliminary three-year agreement with Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy that calls for the participants to contribute money voluntarily to the city’s financially strapped coffers. Pitt spokesperson Robert Hill confirmed this week that the University is a member of the Pittsburgh Public […]

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UPMC garners national awards >

September 1st, 2005

UPMC has won a number of awards recently. • U.S. News & World Report’s 2005 Best Hospitals Survey placed UPMC 13th, higher than any other hospital in Pennsylvania. UPMC also was among the country’s 16 leading hospitals that earned a place on the magazine’s honor roll out of more than 6,000 eligible institutions. UPMC has […]

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Raises to show up in Sept. paycheck >

September 1st, 2005

Still paying for that summer vacation? Faculty and staff can look forward to annual pay increases in this month’s paychecks. A 3 percent increase in the fiscal year 2006 salary pool for Pitt employees was announced by the Board of Trustees in July, following their approval of a $1.52 billion FY06 operating budget. (See July […]

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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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