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Volume 38 Issue 14

Pitt plans to go wireless >

March 16th, 2006

Pitt is going wireless. The University has committed to a two-year campaign to implement wireless network service across the Pittsburgh campus, according to a report at this month’s Faculty Assembly and Senate Council meetings. John Close and Fran Yarger, co-chairs of the University Senate computer usage committee, reviewed highlights of a report on Computing Services […]

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Stamp honors Jonas Salk >

March 16th, 2006

The U.S. Postal Service on March 8 unveiled a stamp honoring researcher Jonas Salk at Pitt’s Salk Hall, the site where Salk and his fellow researchers developed the killed-virus polio vaccine in the early 1950s. Canadian artist Mark Summers created the Salk portrait based on a 1954 photograph taken in Pitt’s Virus Research Laboratory. The […]

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Assembly rejects joining COIA >

March 16th, 2006

Faculty Assembly for the third time has rejected a request to join a national coalition of faculty senates advocating reform of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics. The Assembly voted 15-1 (with five abstentions) to endorse a resolution by the University Senate athletics committee, which argued against joining the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics […]

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Obituary: Fletcher Hodges Jr. >

March 16th, 2006

Fletcher Hodges Jr., the first curator of the Foster Hall Collection at the Stephen Foster Memorial and noted expert and scholar on the life of Pittsburgh native Stephen Collins Foster, died of pneumonia March 13, 2006, at his home in Oakmont. He was 99. Hodges was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, […]

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SAC wants 4% pay hike for satisfactory performance >

March 16th, 2006

The Staff Association Council (SAC) wants all employees whose job performance evaluation “meets standards” to receive 4 percent salary increases next fiscal year. President Rich Colwell reported at a March 8 meeting that SAC’s salary and job classification committee made the recommendation, which was endorsed by SAC’s steering committee. SAC then sent the recommendation to […]

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Obituary: Janice J. White >

March 16th, 2006

Long-time College of General Studies (CGS) staff member Janice J. White died Feb. 25, 2006, of ovarian cancer. She was 51 and had worked at CGS since 1980. Her family and friends will gather tomorrow, March 17, at the Holiday Inn (University Center) lounge 4-7 p.m. to celebrate her life. Starting as a receptionist, White […]

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Program strengthens Pitt’s Hazelwood ties >

March 16th, 2006

A new collaborative effort between the University and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLB) is strengthening Pitt’s ties to nearby Hazelwood and to communities in need across the state and beyond. The University long has been involved in community outreach initiatives not only in Hazelwood, but in other neighborhoods adjacent to the Pittsburgh […]

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Making Pitt work: Telemarketer Rich Gordon >

March 16th, 2006

Few people would put a conversation with a phone solicitor at the top of their list of pleasant pastimes, but Pitt Telefund representative Rich Gordon aims to change that. A 20-year veteran fundraiser, Gordon has been at Pitt since 1989. Prior to his arrival here, he worked for the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Carnegie Museum. […]

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Two UPJ staff arrested on sex charges >

March 16th, 2006

Two Pitt-Johnstown (UPJ) employees are among five men arrested March 14 in an Internet sex probe involving a teenage boy. William A. Gillin, manager of Alumni Relations at UPJ, and Jeffrey Haire, part-time police officer in Public Safety at UPJ, were charged in a larger investigation that Cambria County District Attorney Patrick Kiniry said is […]

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