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Volume 38 Issue 20

Student fees to increase >

June 8th, 2006

Certain student fees are expected to rise beginning in the fall. The Board of Trustees student affairs committee last month endorsed a $20 increase in the student computing network and services fee at all campuses, bringing it to $150 per term for full-time students. Part-time students would pay $75 per term, an increase of $10. […]

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“Tube” director O’Toole addresses law graduates >

June 8th, 2006

In times of national crisis, history records a pattern, Pitt School of Law 2006 graduates were told at their May 27 commencement ceremony. But has society learned from these lessons of history? “Something fearful happens. The government takes strong action to alleviate the fear. After a time, the fear passes, and everyone condemns the government’s […]

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UPMC wins ad awards >

June 8th, 2006

Promotional materials for UPMC have garnered gold status recognition in the 23rd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report, a national health care marketing newspaper. Individual productions created for UPMC by The Paradiso Group, a Pittsburgh-based advertising agency, were recognized for excellence among ad entries from health care institutions, […]

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UPB staff speak their minds >

June 8th, 2006

A survey of full-time staff at Pitt’s Bradford campus has pinpointed some common issues, sparked some improvements and spurred some initiatives. The on-line, anonymous survey garnered 92 responses out of a staff of 120, said UPB Staff Association President Bridgett M. Passauer. All non-union, full-time staff at Pitt-Bradford automatically are members of the Staff Association. […]

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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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