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Volume 39 Issue 18

Falk School expansion planned >

May 17th, 2007

Pitt’s Falk Laboratory School will break ground this summer on a $13 million expansion project that will more than double the size of the 75-year-old building, alleviate traffic congestion and, over time, allow a 50 percent increase in student enrollment. School director Wendell McConnaha, with the help of former directors and selected students, will turn […]

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GSPH art, jewelry benefit set >

May 17th, 2007

Volunteers in the Graduate School of Public Health are pouring out their creativity yet again in remembrance of a late colleague. The creativity that funds the Evelyn H. Wei Scholarship Award in Epidemiology is an ever-growing labor of love. More than $11,000 has been raised in five summer and holiday sale events held twice yearly […]

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Nordenberg addresses UPJ graduates >

May 17th, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg addressed graduates at Pitt-Johnstown's commencement ceremony, held May 5 in the UPJ Sports Center. The event honored nearly 650 seniors who completed degree requirements for bachelor or associate's degree requirements in August or December 2006, April 2007 or are expected to complete them in June 2007. Approximately 400 seniors participated in […]

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$1 billion facilities plan announced >

May 17th, 2007

This week Pitt announced plans to spend more than $1 billion — that’s with a “B” — in facilities over the next 12 years. According to a years-in-the-making, just-released document titled “The University of Pittsburgh Facilities Plan 2007-2018,” Pitt is estimating a total projected cost, factoring in inflation, of proposed facilities to be $1,038,136,000 by […]

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New University, Distinguished professors named >

May 17th, 2007

Pitt has honored three faculty members, two as Distinguished Professors and the third as a University Professor. The appointments became effective May 1. The rank of Distinguished Professor recognizes extraordinary, internationally recognized, scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field. The title University Professor is given in recognition of eminence in several fields of study, […]

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Wannstedt tops Pitt's highest-paid non-officers >

May 17th, 2007

Head football coach Dave R. Wannstedt topped the list of Pitt’s five highest paid non-officer employees during the 2005-06 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2006. Wannstedt earned $675,002 in salary, $28,959 in employer contributions to benefits plans (a category that includes deferred compensation where applicable) and $9,177 in expense account and other allowances in […]

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Mailing Services web site outlines postal changes >

May 17th, 2007

Dieters have long been told that one’s shape matters more than one’s weight. Now it’s true for mailers as well. The May 14 U.S. Postal Service pricing changes that raised the cost of a first-class letter from 39 cents to 41 cents also have altered pricing for other mailings. The USPS’s new “shape-based pricing” moves […]

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