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Volume 38 Issue 21

UPT artist captures campus leaders with warmth >

June 22nd, 2006

TITUSVILLE — The hallowed halls of almost any institution in academia are lined with the portraits of founders, administrators and other key figures in the school’s history. Their stern faces peer down from wood-paneled walls, frozen in distinguished formal poses, distant and untouchable. Not so with a series of portraits of former Pitt-Titusville presidents and […]

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New trustees nominated >

June 22nd, 2006

The nominating committee of the Board of Trustees last week named as candidates for membership on the board alumni Keith E. Schaefer, president and chief executive officer of BPL Global, Ltd., and John A. Swanson, president of Swanson Analysis Services, Inc. Schaefer was nominated as an alumni trustee, Swanson as a term trustee, both for […]

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Pitt ranked 2nd for nanoscale research >

June 22nd, 2006

Pitt is ranked second in the nation for microscale and nanoscale research in the current issue of the global trade publication, Small Times. The magazine said, “Pitt has the resources to back up its claims of expertise, with the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, the Swanson Center for Micro and Nano Systems and the […]

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Farewell: Pitt employees close the book on their careers >

June 22nd, 2006

Pitt may look a little different come July 1. A lot of familiar faces around the University will be gone — or at least seen much less frequently. Though June 30 always concludes Pitt’s fiscal year, this year the date also marks the end of a special two-year window for eligible employees to retire with […]

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University wins IT awards >

June 22nd, 2006

Pitt was honored as a laureate in the 2006 Computerworld honors program, earning five awards in three categories, more than any other organization in the current competition. The awards recognize the best practices in IT. Members of Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD), Pitt’s central IT unit, accepted the awards. Pitt was recognized in the […]

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UCIS director Brustein leaving Pitt >

June 22nd, 2006

William I. Brustein, director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) since 2001, has accepted a position at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, effective January 2007. He will remain UCIS director through the fall term. Brustein has been named associate provost for international affairs, director of international programs and studies, and professor of sociology, political […]

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Miller named interim GSPIA dean >

June 22nd, 2006

David Miller, associate professor and associate dean of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), has been named interim dean of the school. His appointment will be effective July 1. Miller, who has worked as an associate dean for eight years with departing dean Carolyn Ban, said he’s approaching his new duties with […]

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