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Volume 38 Issue 2

Pitt explores alternative to Semester at Sea >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt is looking into options for replacing the Semester at Sea (SAS) program. Provost James Maher provided an update to Senate Council this week at the request of University Senate President Irene Frieze, who said that SAS was the most frequently discussed subject on campus this summer. In June, Pitt ended its 24-year relationship with […]

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Fall brings PeopleSoft software system >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt faculty, staff and students, get used to it: PeopleSoft now is the only game in town for accessing and compiling student transaction information. With a couple exceptions, Pitt’s new PeopleSoft Student Administration system is up and running, replacing the ISIS system University-wide. The two-year project was completed Aug. 28, the day before fall term […]

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New Titusville president lays out his vision for the campus >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt’s Titusville campus — “the little engine that could,” according to its new president — will become a significant force in the Pitt system under an agenda proffered this month. President William A. Shields, who took over the helm at UPT Aug. 1, laid out his goals and vision for the future on Sept. 1 […]

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Pitt begins year-long athletics self study >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt announced this month that it will begin a yearlong, campus-wide self-study of its athletics program as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics certification program. The NCAA is an organization of more than 300 colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. The certification program’s purpose is to help ensure […]

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Minority health center receives $500,000 grant >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt’s Center for Minority Health (CMH), part of the Graduate School of Public Health, has received a $500,000 matching grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in support of its Healthy Black Family Project (HBFP), an intervention designed to prevent diabetes and hypertension in African-American neighborhoods in the East End. The Pittsburgh Foundation, DSF Charitable […]

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Stephen Foster sketchbook now on line >

September 15th, 2005

Composer Stephen Foster’s personal sketchbook — containing the draft texts of some of his most famous song lyrics as he wrote them in the 1850s — is now on line for the public to view. Part of the Foster Hall Collection in the University’s Center for American Music, the sketchbook includes the draft texts for […]

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