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Volume 38 Issue 6

Capital campaign totals ahead of projections >

November 10th, 2005

Pitt has raised 85 percent of its $1 billion fundraising campaign goal two months ahead of its target date. Albert Novak, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement, reported Oct. 28 to the Board of Trustees that the “Discover a World of Possibilities” campaign had raised $850 million in pledges. Of that, $714 million is cash received. […]

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Senate committees report at Faculty Assembly >

November 10th, 2005

Faculty Assembly heard a flurry of reports from University Senate officers and standing committee chairs Nov. 1. In her president’s report, Irene Frieze said that the draft of Pitt’s revised copyright policy has been approved by the Senate computer usage and library committees, and is awaiting a sign-off from the Provost’s office for implementation as […]

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Heinz Chapel expands its repertoire >

November 10th, 2005

Think Heinz Memorial Chapel and weddings instantly come to mind. But, with increasing frequency, the campus landmark is the setting for concerts, recitals, building tours and other events. In fact, so much is going on that weddings make up only about 3.5 percent of the activities in the building, said assistant director Ron Klebick. “When […]

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Prof searches for oxygen-bearing moon minerals >

November 10th, 2005

Future residents of the moon may breathe easier thanks to work being done now by Pitt professor Bruce Hapke. Hapke, professor emeritus of geology and planetary sciences, is part of a six-member team led by NASA chief scientist Jim Garvin seeking concentrations of oxygen-bearing minerals on the moon. The group is analyzing ultraviolet photos of […]

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Consultant to consider uses for University Club >

November 10th, 2005

The University has hired an outside consultant to evaluate potential uses for the University Club, the eight-story building on University Place that Pitt purchased in May. Eli Shorak, Pitt associate vice chancellor of Business, is Pitt’s liaison to PKF Consulting of Philadephia. Shorak can be contacted at 4-5474; es@pitt.edu. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said this week, […]

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Unveiling set for design of Turkish nationality room >

November 10th, 2005

The Turkish Nationality Room committee will unveil the design of the latest addition to Pitt’s 26 Nationality Rooms at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the William Pitt Union (WPU) lower lounge. Since 2001, Pittsburgh’s Turkish-American community and Turkish students have been working on the design and raising funds for the new room. Omer Akin, professor […]

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UPB program gets grant >

November 10th, 2005

HealthWorks Bradford, which is coordinated by the Center for Rural Health Practice at Pitt’s Bradford campus, received a $10,000 grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to promote wellness initiatives to employees and other residents. HealthWorks is a collaboration of local industries and organizations committed to addressing public health issues through an employer-based network. Wellness […]

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