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Volume 39 Issue 6

Admissions profiles freshman class >

November 9th, 2006

With the fall term well under way, Pitt now knows more definitively what this year’s entering freshman class looks like. Earlier statistics can be misleading, Pitt officials have said, because a significant number of students make deposits but do not enroll, or leave school within the first couple weeks. At this week’s Senate Council meeting, […]

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Osher funds CGS scholarships >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt’s College of General Studies (CGS) will award $5,000 tuition scholarships next year to 10 students ages 25-50 who are re-entering collegiate studies. The scholarships will be funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. The foundation selected CGS as one of 11 U.S. institutions to receive a one-year $50,000 grant for re-entry scholarships. The foundation stipulated […]

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Pitt's freshman class at a glance >

November 9th, 2006

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid provides a snapshot of the Pittsburgh campus 2006 freshman class. • Number of applications: 18,195 • Number admitted: 10,160 • Number enrolled: 3,420 Geographic breakdown of enrolled freshmen: • Allegheny County residents: 19 percent • Pennsylvania residents (including Allegheny County): 75 percent • Out-of-state residents: 25 percent Range […]

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Report details Pitt's economic impact >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt recently released its 2006 Economic Impact Report, which shows that Pitt annually generates $1.5 billion in total University-related spending and contributes $117.4 million to the community coffers through sales, wages and real estate taxes. Other findings in the report include that the University generates: • $1.1 billion in personal income from 32,000 Pitt-sponsored jobs; […]

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On Teaching: Carole LaFave >

November 9th, 2006

As coordinator of the biological sciences depart-ment’s Foundations of Biology lab program, Carole LaFave is the head of a team that is responsible for 108 sections a year of the department’s introductory lab courses, making her instrumental in the science education of some 2,000 Pitt students annually. The two-semester sequence is limited to sections of […]

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JURIST web site wins award >

November 9th, 2006

JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu), the Pitt School of Law’s legal news and research service, won a W3 Gold Award in the “Law and Legal Services” category. According to the W3 web site: “The W3 Awards honor outstanding web sites, web marketing and web advertising created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide. The […]

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Prof creates dental DNA registry >

November 9th, 2006

Jill Schaefer comes to work at Pitt every day hoping to make people drool — all in the name of science. As manager of the School of Dental Medicine’s new Dental Registry and DNA Repository (DRDR), part of Schaefer’s work week is spent asking Pitt dental clinic patients for 10 minutes of their time and […]

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Nominations due for staff awards >

November 9th, 2006

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff […]

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