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Volume 38 Issue 20

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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Disability law program established >

June 8th, 2006

It is estimated that close to 20 percent of the U.S. population, nearly 54 million people, have a disability. Pitt’s School of Law has developed a certificate in disability legal studies program to address the needs of these individuals and those who work with them. “Disability law pervades so many areas of life that it […]

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UPJ President Etheridge to retire >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt-Johnstown President Albert L. Etheridge will retire from his position June 30, 2007. Etheridge was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. before he became UPJ president in 1994. His decision to step down, he said, was “a matter of deciding that I’d had a very productive 12 […]

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Pitt recognized for commuter benefits >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt is among 72 schools in 26 states on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inaugural list of “Best Workplaces for Commuters From Colleges and Universities.” Collectively, these schools offered more than 568,000 employees commuter benefits that resulted in the annual saving of an estimated 30 million gallons of gasoline and $86 million in gasoline […]

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