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Volume 38 Issue 22

No decision on use for University Club >

July 6th, 2006

The fate of the University Club is still up in the air. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said June 23 that Pitt continues to evaluate uses for the University Club, the 82-year-old, eight-story building at 123 University Place that Pitt purchased in May 2005 for $3.1 million. That purchase included one-acre of property with a 50-space parking […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 22

Cappy re-elected chair of trustees >

July 6th, 2006

Board of Trustees chair Ralph J. Cappy and vice chair Suzanne W. Broadhurst were re-elected to one-year terms in their respective positions during the board’s June 23 meeting. Cappy is chief justice of Pennsylvania; Broadhurst is director of corporate giving for Eat ‘n Park Hospitality Group. Elected as the board’s other vice chair was Robert […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 22

Taking a look at race, crime & communities:

Why are there racial differences in convictions? >

July 6th, 2006

What accounts for the racial imbalance in the number of arrests and convictions in the U.S. criminal justice system? What do recent trends in crime rates say about the effectiveness of incarceration as a deterrent to serious crime? What do those trends predict for the near future? Two prominent local researchers weighed in on these […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 22

Taking a look at race, crime & communities:

What do crime-rate trends say about incarceration? >

July 6th, 2006

What accounts for the racial imbalance in the number of arrests and convictions in the U.S. criminal justice system? What do recent trends in crime rates say about the effectiveness of incarceration as a deterrent to serious crime? What do those trends predict for the near future? Two prominent local researchers weighed in on these […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 22

Engineering profs put students to real-world test >

July 6th, 2006

VANDERGRIFT — Like many of western Pennsylvania’s steel towns, this tiny community (population 5,400) is seeking to reinvent itself. Unlike most, it has turned to sustainable design and green construction principles as its hope for the future. And, Pitt engineering professors and their students are part of the plan. The School of Engineering and its […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 22

Free sessions on hearing health care offered >

July 6th, 2006

UPMC’s Department of Audiology is offering free hearing health care educational sessions. Each session consists of three classes at Eye and Ear Institute, 203 Lothrop St. Summer sessions are 5-8 p.m. July 13, and 12:30-3 p.m. Aug. 10. Participants may attend one, two or all three classes during each session: • “Understanding Your Hearing Loss.” […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 22

Campaign goal upped to $2 billion >

July 6th, 2006

With high expectations of reaching its $1 billion fundraising campaign goal months ahead of schedule, Pitt is celebrating — by doubling it. Pitt’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution June 23 establishing a new goal of $2 billion, making Pitt’s one of only 14 university capital campaigns nationally that have raised or are trying to […]

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