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Volume 39 Issue 1

Former UPJ staffers plead to sex charges >

August 31st, 2006

Two former Pitt-Johnstown employees pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to charges stemming from an Internet sex probe involving a teenage boy. William A. Gillin and Jeffrey Haire were among five men arrested in April following a police investigation into reports that a teenage boy from Richland Township in Cambria County was involved in sexual relationships that […]

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Obituary: Susan A. (Junker) Steele >

August 31st, 2006

Susan A. Steele, whose career at the University spanned more than 17 years, died July 30, 2006, after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 57. A native of Pittsburgh, Steele began her career at Pitt in 1989 when she joined the Office of Institutional Advancement, formerly the Office of University Relations […]

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CGS moves to Arts & Sciences >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt has made sweeping changes in the way it administers continuing education by integrating the College of General Studies (CGS) within the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S). The move, announced Aug. 2, gives A&S Dean John Cooper an additional role as dean of the College of General Studies and moves former CGS dean Susan […]

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Pitt, city “redd up” Oakland >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt is working with city officials to improve conditions in residential areas around the University, which have suffered from chronic landlord abuses and student-tenant irresponsibility. “The chancellor is on record that the University will commit resources to the problem,” including appropriate funding, said G. Reynolds Clark, vice chancellor of Community and Governmental Relations. “We are […]

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Bridge funding to NIH freeze >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt will help counteract an expected freeze in the key federal biomedical research funding stream with short-term “bridge funding.” The funding seeks to keep afloat research projects that likely will not be renewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is facing a static budget. Under President Bush’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year […]

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Recycled furniture sale a success >

August 31st, 2006

An Oakland nonprofit organization has hopped on the “Redd Up Pittsburgh” bandwagon with a summer-long effort to recycle cast-off furniture and other household items in Oakland. Each year, as Pitt students vacate their off-campus residences at the end of spring term, large numbers of discarded pieces — desks, dressers, tables, chairs — are strewn about […]

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Pitt rises in US News ranking >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt tied for 57th — up one spot from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, marking the sixth year in a row the University has risen in this national category. Pitt tied with Boston University and Ohio State University. Pitt […]

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National fitness plan based on Pitt research >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, part of the School of Education, is joining with local corporate, medical and community partners to launch the Pittsburgh arm of “America on the Move,” a collaborative initiative to help Pittsburghers get healthy. The community-wide initiative, targeting the greater Pittsburgh region, was launched this week with media messaging […]

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Pitt ranking “at a glance” >

August 31st, 2006

U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 “best colleges” edition also features “your school at a glance” quick facts, including a breakdown of the undergraduate student body. For fall 2005 enrollment at Pitt, 85 percent of students come from Pennsylvania; 89 percent of students are full time; 52 percent of students are female (total women: 8,823; […]

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Oak Hill developer appeals suit dismissal >

August 31st, 2006

A lawsuit filed in federal court against the University by the developer of Oak Hill — an 80-acre residential area adjacent to Pitt’s upper campus — was dismissed last month. But the plaintiff, Beacon/Corcoran Jennison (B/CJ) Partners, LLC, a Boston-based residential real estate development company, has appealed the decision. The federal suit, filed May 1, […]

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