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Volume 38 Issue 9

Pitt targets recycling >

January 5th, 2006

The new year is just a few days old. Have you kept your resolutions? If your vows to quit smoking or to avoid those leftover holiday cookies have already fallen by the wayside, perhaps there’s a simpler resolution to consider, one that will please Mother Nature and Pitt’s Office of Facilities Management, too: Recycle more. […]

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OBITUARY: Sarah Margaret (Peggy) Hodges >

January 5th, 2006

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside for School of Information Sciences (SIS) professor emeritus Sarah Margaret Hodges. She died Dec. 13, 2005, in Oakmont at the age of 94. A prolific children’s author, storyteller and scholar, Peggy Hodges was known for her love […]

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Traffic tangles in Oakland expected >

January 5th, 2006

Patience is likely to be in high demand among commuters who use Forbes Avenue on their way into Oakland each day. A combination of construction projects and road improvements are expected to bring traffic tangles for the next two years. A $31 million expansion of Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) already underway at the corner of […]

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Pitt investigates questionable stem cell research >

January 5th, 2006

A Pitt investigative board is continuing its examination of two articles co-authored by Pitt professor Gerald Schatten in collaboration with discredited Korean stem cell researcher Woo-Suk Hwang. Pitt research integrity officer Jerome L. Rosenberg, head of the six-member panel, said it could complete its report to Arthur Levine, senior vice chancellor of Health Sciences and […]

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SAC hopes to expand health plan’s initiative >

January 5th, 2006

The Staff Association Council (SAC) has set its agenda for the spring. Among its plans, SAC is looking into ways to expand the Fitness for Life initiative introduced this fall by the UPMC Health Plan in conjunction with Human Resources. (See Oct. 27 University Times.) SAC benefits committee chair Steve Zupcic reported at the Dec. […]

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Pitt, service workers extend contract >

January 5th, 2006

The three-year contract between the University and its service workers expired Dec. 31, but both sides in the negotiating process said that progress on a new contract is being made. Pitt’s 360 service employees, which include cleaners, movers, groundskeepers and pool operators, are members of Local 3 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). According […]

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ULS introduces new logo >

January 5th, 2006

The University Library System (ULS) is introducing a new mark in a branding effort that seeks to make ULS communications consistent and instantly identifiable. The new mark, featuring a deep red color in addition to Pitt’s blue and gold, will appear on everything from lapel pins to the ULS web site. Faculty members will begin […]

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One on One:

W. Stephen Coleman >

January 5th, 2006

W. Stephen Coleman has pretty much done it all in the theatre and in film. The associate professor of theatre arts not only teaches both graduate and undergraduate acting and directing classes, he acts and directs professionally as well. In addition to more than 200 roles on the stage, Coleman (using his stage name, Alex […]

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UCSUR seeks applications for Manners awards >

January 5th, 2006

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who worked at UCSUR for 26 years and was assistant […]

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