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Volume 39 Issue 3

Professors can sign up for book discussion >

September 28th, 2006

Professors, it’s your turn to be students. The assignment: Read and discuss “The Art of Changing the Brain, Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning,” by James E. Zull. “Faculty do not have many opportunities to join together and talk about teaching,” said Joanne Nicoll, associate director for instructional design and […]

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Science 2006 events >

September 28th, 2006

THURSDAY 5 Exhibit Ballrm. Alumni, 8 am-4 pm Spotlight Session I-RNA: Cellular Strategies for Making It, Modifying It & Using It; 3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall, Alumni, 9 am “Alternative Splicing & Biological Control,” Paula Grabowski, biological sciences “Biogenesis & Functions of MicroRNAs,” Bino John, medicine “Analysis of Proteins That Couple Chromatin Changes to Transcription […]

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Pitt's FY08 request at a glance >

September 28th, 2006

Educational & General: FY08 request (in thousands) $174,783, 8.5 % increase over FY07 School of Medicine*: FY08 request (in thousands) 9,748, 8.5 % increase over FY07 Disadvantaged Students: FY08 request (in thousands) 480, 8.6 % increase over FY07 Rural Education Outreach: FY08 request (in thousands) 2,340, 8.5 % increase over FY07 WPIC*: FY08 request (in […]

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UPT buys property for future expansion >

September 28th, 2006

A strategic piece of property adjoining the Pitt-Titusville campus recently was acquired by UPT for $130,000. The historic Porter-Westgate house at the corner of East Walnut and North Brown streets is just north of UPT’s Bennett Davis Hall and west of the McKinney Student Union. (See X on map.) There are no plans for new […]

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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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