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Volume 39 Issue 9

One on One: John Camillus >

January 11th, 2007

“The essence of a professional school is the ability to merge disciplines,” said John C. Camillus of the Katz Graduate School of Business. “The area I’m involved in — strategy — is really bringing blue and yellow together to make green.” Camillus, who joined the Pitt faculty in 1977, has held the Donald R. Beall […]

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Obituary: Marianne F. Maegle >

January 11th, 2007

Marianne F. Maegle, a 40-year staff member in the Office of the Registrar, died Dec. 26, 2006, of complications following surgery. She was 61. Maegle came to Pitt in 1966 as a clerk in the Registrar’s office. Over the years, she progressed to senior clerk, senior secretary, administrative aide, administrative assistant and supervisor prior to […]

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Retired prof “on the road again” >

January 11th, 2007

Plenty of people dream of traveling when they retire. Pitt-Johnstown economics professor emeritus Michael Yates has taken that dream to the extreme, disposing of most of his possessions and taking to the road after 32 years of teaching at Pitt-Johnstown. Yates has been wandering around the United States since his retirement in 2001. “My mother […]

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Obituary: Frederick C. Thayer >

January 11th, 2007

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs emeritus professor Frederick C. Thayer died Dec. 23, 2006, following a stroke. He was 82. Thayer graduated in 1945 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and during his 24-year military career in the Army and Air Force completed a master’s degree in political science at Ohio […]

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SAC questions Pitt salary policies >

January 11th, 2007

Why does an experienced employee sometimes make less salary than a new person hired from outside the University for a comparable staff position? Staff Association Council (SAC) members discussed Pitt’s seemingly inconsistent salary policies last month with Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, at the group’s Dec. 13 meeting. In a nutshell, Frisch […]

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Obituary: Margaret E. “Peg” Covert >

January 11th, 2007

Margaret E. “Peg” Covert, professor emerita and a pioneer in women’s physical education at Pitt, died of pneumonia Dec. 27, 2006. She was 95. In a career that spanned seven Pitt chancellors’ terms, Covert held several teaching and administrative positions, including director of physical education for women in the School of Liberal Arts, forerunner of […]

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3 UPJ staffers win excellence awards >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt-Johnstown staff members Roxanne Blough, Andrea Leibfreid and Pam Sabol have been honored with awards for 2006 from campus President Albert L. Etheridge. Blough has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Community, and Leibfreid and Sabol have been given the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ. Blough joined the […]

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