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Volume 38 Issue 21

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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Pitt Arts wins affirmative action award >

June 22nd, 2006

The Pitt Arts program, which was established in 1997 to connect Pitt students to the cultural life of Pittsburgh, is this year’s winner of the Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The annual award goes to an “outstanding University program area or individual that has made a significant contribution to affirmative action.” The winning program was announced […]

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SAC wants more wellness incentives >

June 22nd, 2006

The Staff Association Council (SAC) wants Pitt to expand its Fitness for Life program to include other health initiatives as incentives promoting employees’ wellness. Steve Zupcic said that the SAC benefits committee, which he chairs, is preparing a two-pronged proposal to submit to the University-wide medical advisory committee. The advisory committee comprises faculty, staff and […]

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Making Pitt work: Classroom engineers keep Pitt upgraded >

June 22nd, 2006

The departure of many students at the end of the academic year signals the start of a more leisurely pace for some staff members. For others, the workload increases as classrooms empty for the summer. Among the latter are the classroom engineers at the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE). “Summer, Christmas, spring […]

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Mini-medical school discusses pharmaceuticals >

June 22nd, 2006

Fifteen years and $900 million. On average, that’s what it takes to get a new drug from the laboratory to consumers. Why is it so expensive? And does it take too long for the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug for public use? Those questions were at the heart of the […]

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