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Volume 39 Issue 2

Voter registration deadline approaches >

September 14th, 2006

The deadline for new-voter registration is 5 p.m. Oct. 10 for those who want to vote in the Nov. 7 general election. If an individual has never registered before, or has changed names or addresses since registering or wishes to change political party affiliation, voter registration forms must be submitted to the Allegheny County Board […]

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Pitt remains No. 7 in NIH funding >

September 14th, 2006

According to figures released this week by Pitt’s Office of Research, Health Sciences (OORHS), for fiscal year 2005, Pitt ranked No. 7 nationally in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among educational institutions and their affiliates. The University also ranked 7th in fiscal year 2004, using the same comparison. Affiliates consist of a group of […]

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Regional water task force formed >

September 14th, 2006

Pitt’s Institute of Politics, which specializes in assisting coordinated responses to regional policy issues, has formed a regional water management task force to address southwestern Pennsylvania’s pressing water-management challenges. Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon, who chaired the Pennsylvania Economy League’s water and sewer infrastructure project, will chair the task force. The new task force […]

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What's new at Pitt? Provost area, regionals >

September 14th, 2006

Every year it’s lost parents, laundry carts & more lines. So as the academic year begins… What’s NEW at PITT? – PART 2 The hustle and bustle that marks the beginning of each academic year is here again. But schools at Pitt have not slept through the summer months, which saw everything from major renovations […]

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Healthy aging classes set >

September 14th, 2006

The Center for Healthy Aging at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health has teamed up with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) to provide free health classes for adults age 50 and older. The “10 Keys to Healthy Aging” classes focus on teaching participants how to reduce preventable age-related risk factors and improve high-quality […]

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SAT scores drop here, nationally >

September 14th, 2006

For the first time in three decades, SAT scores nationally declined sharply. The scores of entering Pitt freshmen declined as well, but more modestly. But the reasons for the decline are in dispute, as is what the decline says about the quality of students. The SAT test was revamped in March 2005 to include a […]

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International Week Schedule >

September 14th, 2006

THURSDAY 21 Latin American Studies Salsa Lessons Galleria Posvar, 9:15-10:15 pm (also Sept. 28; 8-7394) FRIDAY 22 Study Abroad International Photo Exhibition & Contest Kimbo Gallery WPU, Sept. 22-Oct. 6, M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sat. & Sun. noon-5 pm (3-7165) SUNDAY 24 Studio Arts Chalk Mural Commission Sidewalk between Posvar & Hillman, 10 am-7 pm […]

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UCIS faculty sound off on director search >

September 14th, 2006

The search for a new director of the University Center for International Studies and senior director of international programs has so far yielded a dozen candidates, but the search committee is continuing to seek more. Members of the UCIS community were invited to offer input to the committee at a Sept. 12 open forum in […]

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Corrections >

September 14th, 2006

• Kathleen M. DeWalt is on leave from her position as director of Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies and will return in January. An incorrect title appeared in the Aug. 31 University Times. • Williams College is in Massachusetts. An incorrect state was published in a story on the U.S. News rankings in the […]

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BPC chair wants Pitt salary policy study >

September 14th, 2006

Are there some employees who are unfairly penalized by the University’s salary policies? Stephen Carr, chair of the Senate budget policies committee (BPC), is calling for a study into the potential “pernicious effects” of Pitt’s compensation policies. “Overall, the administration has done a terrific job regarding compensation over the last 10 years, and for those […]

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