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Volume 38 Issue 14

18 of 19 Pitt teams meet NCAA standards >

March 16th, 2006

Eighteen of Pitt’s 19 Division I sports team met or exceeded standards for academic performance established last year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Only men’s basketball fell below the minimum guidelines in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released this month by the NCAA. The APR is a “real time” measure of […]

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CPR, first aid classes offered >

March 16th, 2006

The safety and security committee of the Staff Association Council (SAC) announced its third annual CPR/basic first aid courses certification drive. These one-session courses are open to Pitt faculty, staff, students, family and friends. The CPR courses are taught by certified American Heart Association instructors who also will discuss disease and injury prevention and prudent […]

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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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