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Volume 39 Issue 11

Poet laments lack of truth in discourse >

February 8th, 2007

“What is truly important is what we cannot forget — even if we try,” said one of the area’s most prominent authors Feb. 1 in a lecture at Benedum Auditorium titled “The Power of Less: Poetry and Public Speech.” Events, people and places live on like aging photos, dated by their years, said Samuel Hazo, […]

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Network upgrades aid regionals >

February 8th, 2007

Network upgrades have resolved computer problems at Pitt-Bradford and are set to increase bandwidth (capacity) at Pitt’s other regional campuses. UPB got its bandwidth upgrade last month; the other regionals are set to have theirs within the next month or so, said Jinx Walton, director of Pitt’s Computing Services and Systems Development. UPB got an […]

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MBA program ranked by Financial Times >

February 8th, 2007

Pitt’s full-time MBA program has returned to the Financial Times listings of the world’s top 100 MBA programs at No. 84. The Katz Graduate School of Business failed to make the 2006 list after ranking No. 70 in 2005. Among all U.S. schools, Pitt’s program ranked No. 51; among U.S. public universities Pitt was 23rd […]

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Chancellor to address honors convocation >

February 8th, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will deliver the keynote address at Pitt’s 31st annual honors convocation, set for 2 p.m. Feb. 23 in Carnegie Music Hall. The convocation recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional student academic achievement; student leadership, and faculty and staff accomplishments. The event also will mark the 220th anniversary of the University’s founding. Nordenberg […]

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1.96% hike proposed by governor >

February 8th, 2007

In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Ed Rendell is seeking to increase state appropriations for Pitt to $167.86 million, an increase of 1.96 percent over the current appropriation. Under Rendell’s plan, Pitt would receive $164.3 million in education and general (E&G) funding, $435,000 for student life initiatives, $442,000 for recruitment of the disadvantaged, $523,000 for […]

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Pitt United Way campaign exceeds goals >

February 8th, 2007

More than a half-million dollars has been raised through the University’s 2006 United Way fundraising drive, surpassing the goal set. As of last week, more than 2,300 faculty, staff and retirees had pledged $534,916, surpassing the $500,000 goal and topping last year’s total. “I am very pleased with the success of our recent United Way […]

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Five win chancellor teaching awards >

February 8th, 2007

Winners of the 2007 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching have been announced. Recipients are: Kathleen M. Blee, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences (A&S); Marek J. Druzdzel, information science and technology program, School of Information Sciences (SIS); Marilyn T. Hravnak, Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing; Jeremy Levy, Department of […]

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