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Volume 39 Issue 17

Networking on Pittsburgh's rivers >

May 3rd, 2007

The Katz Graduate School of Business is floating a new idea this spring that aims to develop business connections as well as biceps. A team of faculty, staff, students and alumni from the business school have= joined the likes of local corporations such as Westinghouse, American Eagle Outfitters, FedEx and Allegheny General Hospital as part […]

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$29.5 million in capital projects okayed >

May 3rd, 2007

The property and facilities committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees last week approved more than $29.5 million in capital projects and renovations, including projects at the Bradford and Greensburg campuses. The committee must approve property transactions in excess of $500,000 and University construction projects costing more than $1 million. Pittsburgh campus projects approved by the […]

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State report issued on construction of The Pete >

May 3rd, 2007

State Auditor General Jack Wagner issued a report last week on the costs associated with problems during Pitt’s Petersen Events Center construction, which has been plagued with allegations of cost overruns, flawed designs and shoddy workmanship. The Wagner report, submitted to Gov. Edward G. Rendell, recommends “necessary corrections” in the operation of the Department of […]

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Radiologist charged in Internet sex case >

May 3rd, 2007

A UPMC radiologist was arrested last week and charged with propositioning via the Internet an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl, according to documents released by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office. Kenneth James Tolman, 49, a graduate medical resident at UPMC who was training in Pitt’s Department of Radiology, is charged with three counts […]

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Baker re-elected Senate president >

May 3rd, 2007

Winners of the recent University Senate elections were announced at the May 1 Faculty Assembly meeting. Senate officers serve one-year terms that begin July 1. John J. Baker, associate professor, Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine, was re-elected president. Catherine Greeno, associate professor, School of Social Work, was elected vice president, and Lisa Marie […]

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Car-sharing program debuts >

May 3rd, 2007

A new car-sharing service has arrived in Pittsburgh. May 1 marked the start of Seattle-based Flexcar’s service, which allows members to rent cars by the hour. The company is collaborating with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership in the endeavor (See April 5, 2007, University Times.) Sixteen vehicles are in place in the Pittsburgh area. Two cars […]

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Regionals elect faculty leaders >

May 3rd, 2007

Election season at Pitt’s regional campuses has brought some new faces to faculty government for 2007-2008. Elections at Pitt-Titusville are not yet complete, but new officers and committee members have been named at Pitt’s other regional campuses. Bradford At Pitt-Bradford, the new Faculty Senate Council vice president is criminal justice professor Tony Gaskew. Stephen Robar […]

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