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Volume 39 Issue 21

UPT pledges to fight global warming >

June 28th, 2007

Pitt-Titusville is among nearly 300 colleges and universities whose leaders have pledged to fight global warming on their campuses. UPT President William Shields has joined colleagues from other institutions around the nation in signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), which commits the campus to work toward and achieve “climate neutrality” by […]

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BENEFITS BUZZ >

June 28th, 2007

Mercy Hospital Printing Error Mercy Hospital was inadvertently listed under the Advantage Network Hospitals in the most recent Summary Guide to Benefits brochure that was distributed with the Open Enrollment materials. As you know, the Advantage Network Hospitals are those that are owned by UPMC. Recently there have been discussions about UPMC merging with Mercy […]

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Distinguished faculty named >

June 28th, 2007

Pitt has named two faculty members from the School of Medicine as distinguished professors. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg last week named L. Dade Lunsford a Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery and Angus W. Thomson a Distinguished Professor of Surgery. The appointments will become effective July 1. The rank of Distinguished Professor recognizes extraordinary and internationally […]

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Nationality Rooms plaque installed >

June 28th, 2007

Cost Co. employees on Tuesday placed a new plaque on the first floor of the Cathedral of Learning. The 180-pound granite slab is engraved with the dedication date, region and architectural style for each of Pitt’s Nationality and Heritage Rooms, along with the names of the rooms’ two directors, the late Ruth Crawford Mitchell and […]

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State budget in limbo >

June 28th, 2007

As Pennsylvania’s fiscal year comes to an end, it remains uncertain whether legislators will agree on a state budget before Sunday’s start of the new fiscal year. That, in turn, means the amount of Pitt’s appropriation for the coming fiscal year likewise remains in limbo. Gov. Edward G. Rendell, in a press conference earlier this […]

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Food drive sets Pitt record >

June 28th, 2007

Pitt has collected its highest-ever total of 307,984 units of food to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, an increase of nearly 33,000 units over last year’s effort. Donated food is calculated not by the number of items, but in “units” loosely based on an item’s nutritional value, to encourage donors to give items […]

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Incumbents sweep SAC election >

June 28th, 2007

The four Staff Association Council (SAC) officers all won re-election to two-year terms that begin July 1. SAC elections committee chair Betty Homonai announced the results at the June 20 meeting. Re-elected for a third consecutive term as president was Rich Colwell. Gwen Watkins won another term as vice president for steering; Angie Peskie will […]

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Lane closures continue in Oakland >

June 28th, 2007

Drivers heading into Oakland on the Boulevard of the Allies will need to prepare for intermittent lane closures and brief traffic stoppages from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through August as contractors install drainage systems as part of the Boulevard of the Allies bridge replacement project. Traffic on Fifth Avenue be-tween Craft Avenue and […]

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Pitt, Port Authority far apart on transit deal >

June 28th, 2007

Members of the Pittsburgh campus community may be forced to shell out money to ride mass transit beginning Aug. 1. The Port Authority of Allegheny County and Pitt officials are working on a contract renewal for fare-free bus rides — a program that has been in place since 1997 — but the two sides are […]

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