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Volume 39 Issue 3

Lozano, Tobias, Perlman memorial services planned >

September 28th, 2006

A memorial service for Eduardo Lozano is set for 10 a.m. today, Sept. 28, in Heinz Chapel. Lozano, who retired in June after 39 years at Pitt, died Aug. 25, 2006. (See Aug. 31 University Times.) A reception (jackets required) will take place at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association following the service. A memorial service is […]

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Racial disparity in performance must be focus, superintendent says >

September 28th, 2006

The disparity in performance between black and white students in America is “the most complex, serious, politically and emotionally charged critical issue of our time,” Pittsburgh City Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt told a Pitt audience this week. Roosevelt’s talk, “The Intersection of Race and Educational Opportunity and Achievement,” drew a crowd of well over 100 […]

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Pitt United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 12 >

September 28th, 2006

Pitt’s 2006 United Way fundraising campaign begins Oct. 12, and will run through Nov. 22. This year’s campaign goal is $500,000. Last year, the University collected $515,427. Faculty and staff pledged $488,563; retirees contributed $24,640, and special events brought in $2,224. There were 2,275 donors who pledged contributions during last year’s campaign. As in past […]

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Obituary: Lynn Schwartz Katz >

September 28th, 2006

Education professor Lynn Schwartz Katz, 69, of Upper St. Clair, died July 31, 2006, following a lengthy illness. Katz retired in 1999 as an associate professor of educational psychology after 37 years at the University, although she continued to teach and advise students following her retirement. She also worked for 40 years as a consulting […]

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Staff salary issues not its concern, BPC told >

September 28th, 2006

What is the proper forum for discussion of Pitt’s salary policy as it affects staff? That was one of the salary-related issues debated Sept. 15 between senior administrators, who say the issue belongs between the Staff Association Council (SAC) and Human Resources, and members of the Senate budget policies committee (BPC). BPC chair Stephen Carr […]

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Pitt United Way steering committee members >

September 28th, 2006

Members of the 2006 Pitt United Way steering committee include: campaign manager Anne Franks, Institutional Advancement; and campaign co-chairs G. Reynolds Clark, community initiatives and chief of staff, Office of the Chancellor, and Daniel Edelstone, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. Other steering committee members are: Kenyon Bonner, Student Affairs; Jean Ferketish and Kim Honath, Office […]

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Projected labor shortages not a concern >

September 28th, 2006

Federal labor projections indicate that both teaching and administrative jobs in post-secondary education will outpace the average labor force growth in the coming years, but Pitt administrators aren’t worried about a shortage. While employment is projected to grow 13 percent between 2004 and 2014, post-secondary education administration jobs are expected to increase 21.3 percent and […]

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United Way-eligible Pitt organizations >

September 28th, 2006

The Pitt organizations eligible for designated United Way contributions and their donor codes are: Adjuvant Therapy, 1037 Arthritis Institute, 942523 Autism Center, 222684 Breast Cancer Research, 830 Center for Minority Health, 222783 Child Development Center, 1280 Children’s Neurosurgery Fund, 4645 Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center, 234 Criep Chair Patient Care Program, 951936 Department of Neurology — Epilepsy, […]

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On teaching: Cindy Andes >

September 28th, 2006

“Lots of visuals can trigger all kinds of writing,” says Pitt-Titusville’s Cindy Andes. And, if her premise is true, students in her English classes should spend little time staring at a blank sheet of composition paper. The long-time assistant professor of English and humanities herself is a visual — on a recent summer afternoon a […]

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Oakland traffic survey on web site >

September 28th, 2006

Pitt is facilitating a local transportation survey on behalf of the Allegheny Conference’s Oakland investment committee. The committee, which is composed of the leadership of the University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, UPMC, the Heinz Endowments and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, seeks to develop a comprehensive model of the Oakland transportation […]

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