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Volume 38 Issue 23

Pitt police blue & golden this year >

July 20th, 2006

Plenty can happen in 50 years of police work on a busy university campus. The University of Pittsburgh Police Department, which marks its 50th year of service this summer, has grown from a tiny group of uniformed officers and watchmen known as the Pitt Security Department to the third-largest police force in Allegheny County. Over […]

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UPG president to retire >

July 20th, 2006

Frank A. Cassell, president of the Greensburg campus, has announced that he will retire from that position, effective June 30, 2007. Cassell, 65, became president of Pitt-Greensburg in 1997. Under his leadership, enrollment has grown from 1,050 to 1,700, 13 buildings were renovated or built, classrooms and laboratories were modernized and a new campus entrance […]

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UPT president wraps up 1 year >

July 20th, 2006

Pitt’s Greensburg and Johnstown campuses are preparing for a transition following announcements that their presidents plan to retire June 30, 2007. But Pitt’s smallest regional campus is ahead of the curve, having undergone a change in leadership following the retirement last August of Pitt-Titusville President Michael A. Worman. His successor, William A. Shields, is wrapping […]

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Furka sues over firing >

July 20th, 2006

Deborah M. Furka, former director of Residence Life, has filed a federal suit again the University claiming sex discrimination. Furka was terminated Jan. 4 from her position, which is in the Division of Student Affairs. According to the lawsuit, filed July 1 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Furka was terminated […]

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UPMC wins 2 national awards >

July 20th, 2006

UPMC has garnered two national awards this month. UPMC is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to earn “honor roll” status in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2006 America’s Best Hospitals survey. Overall, UPMC is ranked 14th in the nation, and is highly ranked in 13 of the 16 medical specialties categorized. Out of 5,189 […]

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