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Volume 38 Issue 20

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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Nationality Rooms celebrate 80 years >

June 8th, 2006

Happy 80th anniversary to the Nationality Rooms Program, home base to some of Pitt’s greatest and most famous treasures, the 26 authentically appointed, functional classrooms that symbolize the ethnic foundations of the City of Pittsburgh. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the program and to honor the many immigrants who contributed their funds and time […]

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