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Volume 38 Issue 23

University plans pandemic preparedness >

July 20th, 2006

Pitt is mobilizing resources to confront a potential outbreak of avian flu. The University has established the pandemic preparedness workgroup, which is composed of a wide range of Pitt officials and medical personnel. Convened by Jerome Cochran, executive vice chancellor, the workgroup’s goal is to develop plans in the event the avian flu virus mutates […]

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More to be digitized with new ULS scanner >

July 20th, 2006

From a windowless room on the third floor of an office building in Point Breeze, a handful of Pitt employees are poised to make their digital mark on human history. Armed with stacks of antique books, a scanner and library administrators’ willingness to share, Pitt’s Digital Research Library is a partner in a project launched […]

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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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