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Volume 39 Issue 8

GSPIA staffer spreads holiday cheer all year >

December 7th, 2006

The Nationality Rooms aren’t the only place that attracts crowds of viewers to their holiday decor. The tradition lives on in a smaller, but equally festive form at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs where Mary Ann Gebet, assistant to the dean, is famous for her holiday spirit. This time of year, Gebet’s […]

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Former UPJ staffer sentenced >

December 7th, 2006

A Cambria County judge has sentenced former Pitt-Johnstown employee Jeffrey Haire for his involvement in a sexual relationship with a Cambria County teenager. Haire pleaded guilty in August to one count of corruption of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Haire was sentenced on Nov. 27 […]

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Pitt senior wins Marshall Scholarship >

December 7th, 2006

Pitt students are continuing to distinguish themselves with national academic honors. Since 1980, Pitt honors students have won more Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships than any other college or university in Pennsylvania, private or public. The most recent to be added to the roll is senior Anna Quider. An Honors College student majoring in physics and […]

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Sebak to speak at UPG fundraiser >

December 7th, 2006

Rick Sebak of WQED Pittsburgh, the producer of public-television documentaries that chronicle the charms of American and regional life, will be the master of ceremonies for the annual La Cultura dinner at the Greensburg campus set for 6 p.m. Jan. 13. The annual dinner raises money for Pitt-Greensburg’s study abroad programs. This year the event […]

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Senate voting to go electronic >

December 7th, 2006

Following the national trend, electronic voting is coming to the University Senate. Faculty will vote for their representatives on Faculty Assembly and for officers of the Senate via electronic ballots for the first time next spring. Faculty Assembly voted Nov. 28 to amend the Senate’s bylaws to convert to paperless balloting through the my.pitt.edu portal. […]

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Shore-Tobias Award created >

December 7th, 2006

The University Senate anti-discriminatory policies committee will sponsor a new annual award to honor significant contributions in identifying and rectifying discriminatory polices or practices at Pitt. The Shore-Tobias Award for Action Against Discrimination was named in honor of the contributions of two long-time Pitt faculty members, Barbara K. Shore and the late Richard C. Tobias. […]

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Senate committee: include community service in tenure decisions >

December 7th, 2006

The University Senate community relations committee (CRC) wants community service to be considered in faculty tenure and promotion decisions. The committee is recommending that the Provost’s office approve guidelines that would permit individual departments to incorporate public service and service-learning into faculty tenure and promotion decisions. The guidelines also are designed to assist academic units […]

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Chemistry department deemed “outstanding” >

December 7th, 2006

Pitt’s Department of Chemistry has received an “outstanding” award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Pitt’s ACS student affiliates chapter in chemistry was named an outstanding award winner for 2005-2006. Of the more than 980 ACS chapters only 34 received this recognition. The ACS was particularly complimentary of the efforts of chemistry professor George Bandik […]

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