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Volume 38 Issue 20

UPB nursing scholarship established >

June 8th, 2006

Cheryl and Widad Bazzoui of Bradford have donated $10,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for nursing students at Pitt’s Bradford campus. The Bazzoui Associate Degree in Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a student in his or her final year who is pursuing an associate of science degree in nursing and has financial need. The […]

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Finnish Nationality Room design chosen >

June 8th, 2006

Future students attending class in 306 Cathedral of Learning will be seeing stars thanks to the Big Dipper-themed design of the proposed Finnish Nationality Room. New York Times graphics editor and Finnish expatriate Mika Gröndahl unveiled his winning design last week in the Cathedral’s Commons Room to Finnish dignitaries, including a representative from the consul […]

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MWRI gets $4.5 million in state funding >

June 8th, 2006

Officials representing the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and Magee-Womens Health Corp. recently accepted a check for $4.5 million from Gov. Ed Rendell. The funding comes from the governor’s office and state House and Senate Republican and Democratic caucuses. Established in 1992, MWRI was one of the first research centers to focus specifically on health conditions […]

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Utilities drive up Higher Education Price Index >

June 8th, 2006

Skyrocketing utility costs are driving higher-than-average inflation at colleges and universities this fiscal year. For the past five years, inflation has risen an average of 3.8 percent for colleges and universities, according to the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI). Final figures are not complete, but fiscal 2006 HEPI data released last week by the Commonfund […]

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Obituary: Arthur H. Fedel >

June 8th, 2006

Retired Pitt faculty member and administrator Arthur H. Fedel died May 27, 2006, at his home in Plum of complications from diabetes. He was 81. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Pitt in 1950, Fedel completed his graduate work in Anglo-Irish literature at University College Dublin. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1953, joining Pitt as […]

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Summer at Pitt >

June 8th, 2006

“Summertime, and the living is easy,” the song goes, but the words don’t necessarily apply to Pitt. While most traditional students and many faculty have vacated Pitt’s five campuses until the fall, plenty of activity remains. From behind-the-scenes work of preparing annual reports and closing out the fiscal year’s books to unit-sponsored workshops and academic […]

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Making Pitt Work: On the help desk >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, perform tasks great and small, year-in and year-out, for the greater good of the University. This […]

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McNeil, Russell earn faculty honors >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt has honored two faculty members, one as distinguished service professor and one as University professor. Malcolm R. McNeil was named Distinguished Service Professor of Communication Science and Disorders and Alan J. Russell was named University Professor of Surgery. The appointments became effective June 1. The rank of distinguished service professor recognizes distinctive contributions and […]

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