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Volume 39 Issue 16

Biking to health on the Underground Railroad Trail >

April 19th, 2007

The road to improving minority health may be a long one, but Pitt’s Center for Minority Health (CMH) has come up with one 2,058-mile-long path that aims to be a route to both better fitness and a deeper appreciation for American history. After three years of planning with the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) to develop […]

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Making Pitt Work:

Special Events staff coordinate commencement >

April 19th, 2007

April 29. It’s the day Pitt seniors have been waiting for. At 1 p.m. a parade of faculty and students in academic regalia will process through the doors of the Petersen Events Center. Amid pomp and circumstance and cheers and tears, less than three hours later the newest alumni of the University of Pittsburgh will […]

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SIS reorganizes to reflect evolving disciplines >

April 19th, 2007

In her nearly 40 years as a Pitt staff member in the School of Information Sciences (SIS), Theresa Benedek has worked with six deans or acting deans, seen the name of the school change three times, witnessed a revolution in information technology that spawned entirely new disciplines and lived through several school-wide structural overhauls. The […]

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Eclectic interests pull retiring professor >

April 19th, 2007

After 37 years at Pitt, Gerald Massey is retiring as Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy. If he’s being put out to pasture, it’s only because he wants to be. While he’s been semi-retired for several years, Massey has decided that now is the time to refocus his attention on his eclectic interests — among them […]

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BENEFITS BUZZ >

April 19th, 2007

Welcome to the New Benefits Newsletter! To help keep faculty and staff up to date on changes in events affecting benefits, the Benefits Buzz will now appear on a more frequent basis and within the University Times. As always, feel free to give us your feedback at: feedback@exchange.hr.pitt.edu or 412-624-8160 Open Enrollment Is Here! All […]

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Provost's innovation program funds 11 teaching projects >

April 19th, 2007

Eleven teaching proposals have been selected for funding under the eighth annual Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence innovation in education awards program. The awards encourage instructional innovation and teaching excellence. Funding for this year’s awards totals $159,577. Winners of this year’s awards and summaries of their proposals are: • Ahmed Amer, assistant professor of […]

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Benefits open enrollment runs until May 9 >

April 19th, 2007

Pitt employees will see premium increases as well as certain co-payment and prescription drug cost increases for the health plan year that begins July 1. According to Human Resources officials, the overall increase to Pitt’s medical plans, which are administered by UPMC Health Plan, is 3.9 percent. Regionally and nationally, health care renewals, after adjustments […]

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