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Volume 38 Issue 14

Affirmative action award nominations due April 19 >

March 16th, 2006

April 19 is the nomination deadline for the 2006 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding Pitt program area or individual that has made a significant contribution in affirmative action. Program areas are preferred over individuals. For purposes of the award, affirmative action has been defined as “increase of access to […]

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UPB faculty/staff create book fund >

March 16th, 2006

Faculty and staff at Pitt’s Bradford campus have joined together to create the first-ever book scholarship fund for UPB students. The Pitt-Bradford Faculty/Staff Book Fund was created by members of the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association and the Faculty Senate. The new fund will be administered by the Office of Financial Aid to juniors and seniors who […]

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Public health school dean named >

March 16th, 2006

Pitt has named an internationally recognized expert in the prevention, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of global concern as dean of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). A Cleveland native, Donald S. Burke, who was recruited from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, also will direct Pitt’s new Center for Vaccine […]

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CGS to offer courses at Butler Co. Community College >

March 16th, 2006

Beginning this fall, students who have completed an associate’s degree at Butler County Community College will be able to complete a Pitt B.A. in administration of justice, without having to travel to a Pitt campus. Pitt’s College of General Studies (CGS) will offer five courses on the Butler County Community College campus that will fulfill […]

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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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