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Volume 38 Issue 10

Taking a tour of Pitt art >

January 19th, 2006

The University is a repository for numerous art treasures from throughout the ages. Some are tucked away in obscure corners of libraries and galleries to be viewed only by researchers and scholars; others, such as those in the University Art Gallery, the Nationality Rooms or Heinz Chapel, are world-renowned. Still others are scattered across Pitt […]

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SAC supports national Wear Red Day >

January 19th, 2006

The Staff Association Council (SAC) is urging support for a national effort to raise awareness about women’s cardiac health. Feb. 3 is National Wear Red Day, part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program. Gwen Watkins, vice president for steering, reported on SAC’s efforts to support the program, which educates women about […]

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Postal hike should not have major impact at Pitt >

January 19th, 2006

Postal rates in nearly all classifications went up last week, but a Pitt mailing services official says the increases should not have a major impact on University mailing costs. Gus Tytke, assistant director of University Mailing Services, said, “There is some cost increase, sure. The average rate increase is approximately 5.4 percent across the board. […]

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Pitt exceeds United Way goal >

January 19th, 2006

More than a half-million dollars has been raised through the University’s 2005 United Way fundraising drive, surpassing the goal set. As of Jan. 6, $502,963 has been pledged: $476,573 from faculty and staff, $24,390 from retirees and $2,000 from special events, exceeding the 2005 campaign’s $500,000 goal. “The University community is to be commended for […]

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Voice mail upgrade set >

January 19th, 2006

Changes designed to make the University voice mail system more reliable and user-friendly are coming to the Pittsburgh campus Saturday, Jan. 28. The new “modular messaging” program will bring the voice mail system up to date and give users a more standard way to navigate system commands. Broadcast messages will not be affected. Shifting to […]

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