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Volume 39 Issue 20

GSPH fundraiser nets $2,700 >

June 14th, 2007

The Graduate School of Public Health raised $2,700 at an art and jewelry sale fundraiser to benefit the Evelyn H. Wei Memorial Scholarship Award in Epidemiology. The June 1 event, which featured works handmade by faculty, staff and friends of GSPH, drew 178 people. Organized by Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, vice chair for academics in epidemiology, the […]

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Oakland road closing dates changed >

June 14th, 2007

Facilities Management has announced a revised schedule for restricting parts of Oakland’s major arteries during certain weekends in June. (See May 31 University Times.) On June 16, traffic on Fifth Avenue between North Bouquet and Thackeray streets will be restricted to two lanes and buses will be rerouted, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. On June 17, traffic […]

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Oakland lane restrictions delayed >

June 14th, 2007

The state has delayed the additional lane restrictions scheduled to begin June 11 on Forbes Avenue between the Parkway East ramp and the intersection of McDevitt Place. To minimize headaches for drivers using Forbes Avenue during work on the outbound Parkway East, the new lane restriction announced by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been delayed […]

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Proposal to expand no-smoking policy tabled >

June 14th, 2007

Faculty Assembly members passed a resolution last week that would ban smoking within 15 feet of main building entrances across campus if it garnered the support of Senate Council, the University’s primary shared governance group. But absent a quorum at this week’s Senate Council meeting, the resolution was tabled until September. (Faculty Assembly and Senate […]

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Manners award winners named >

June 14th, 2007

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has awarded the seventh annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. The awards were established in memory of the center’s assistant director, who died in 2000. According to UCSUR director Richard Schulz, the awards are intended to “continue the trend begun by Steve Manners, which was […]

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Law prof decries Supreme Court decision >

June 14th, 2007

In a 5-4 decision rendered last month, the U.S. Supreme Court limited an employee’s ability to sue employers for pay discrimination. Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. centered on the application of the 180-day deadline for filing a discriminatory pay complaint under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to […]

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Global studies program awarded Fulbright-Hays grant >

June 14th, 2007

The global studies program in the University Center for International Studies has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad. With the goal of helping U.S. educators integrate Islamic culture and history into their curricula, the grant — “Islam, the West and the Muslim World” — will enhance educators’ capabilities to offer information […]

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City wants more money from nonprofits >

June 14th, 2007

If Pitt did not hold nonprofit status, the University would owe about $15 million a year in city taxes, according to an audit released last month. The audit of eight local institutions of higher education and 14 health care concerns completed by Anthony J. Pokora, acting city controller, showed Pitt owns tax-exempt property assessed at […]

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