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Volume 38 Issue 15

Transplant clinic renamed >

March 30th, 2006

At a chocolate ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, Frank and Athena Sarris, founders and owners of Sarris Candies, based in Canonsburg, opened the doors to the newly named Frank Sarris Outpatient Clinic at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, located in UPMC Montefiore. The renaming of the outpatient clinic recognizes the Sarris family’s $5 million donation […]

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CGS initiative gets national recognition >

March 30th, 2006

The College of General Studies (CGS) has received national recognition for its initiative to enhance Pitt’s relationship with nontraditional students. The CGS Partnership for Student Success is a holistic model that encourages partnerships with nontraditional or adult students to help the students have the best academic experience possible. The program won the Outstanding Student Affairs-Faculty […]

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Two profs win A&S Bellet awards >

March 30th, 2006

Two faculty members — one in biological sciences and one in computer science — have been named winners of the 2006 Tina and David Bellet A&S Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate Arts and […]

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Obituary: Fred C. Bruhns >

March 30th, 2006

Fred C. Bruhns, professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), died March 20, 2006, after a brief illness. He was 90. Bruhns is survived by his wife of 59 years, E. Maxine Bruhns, long-time director of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs. Fred Bruhns came to Pitt in 1965 […]

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Legislators seek state-wide transfer for college credits >

March 30th, 2006

Are all college credits created equal? Some state legislators think they should be. Legislation introduced last summer in the Pennsylvania General Assembly seeks to require public higher education institutions in the commonwealth, including Pitt, to codify articulation agreements for transferring credits. House Bill 1706, introduced by Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-Abington), calls for “the elimination of […]

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Senate presidential candidates on the issues >

March 30th, 2006

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency pits incumbent Irene Hanson Frieze, professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies, against John J. Baker, associate professor, Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine. Descriptions of the candidates’ academic and service-oriented experience, as well as their position statements, will accompany the University Senate election ballots, […]

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