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Volume 39 Issue 22

Chancellor calls FY07 “a really big year” for Pitt >

July 12th, 2007

In his traditional end-of-the-fiscal-year report to Pitt trustees, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg declared 2006-2007 to be “a really big year for our University.” “It was a really big year in terms of the really big goals we achieved, as we burst through the $1 billion mark in our extended capital campaign, and continued to build […]

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Pitt-Port Authority contract deadline looms >

July 12th, 2007

Port Authority of Allegheny County got some tentative good news this week from the preliminary fiscal year 2008 transit funding agreement reached in Harrisburg. (See related story beginning on page 1.) But a proposed increase in commonwealth public transit funding will have no impact on negotiations with Pitt on a contract renewal for fare-free bus […]

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Plans for University Club still uncertain >

July 12th, 2007

Although Pitt has applied for a liquor license for the University Club, no final decisions on uses for the club have been made. Pitt officials confirmed that in April the University filed an application to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) to have the option of serving alcohol in the 83-year-old, eight-story building at 123 […]

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One on One: Alan Russell >

July 12th, 2007

“To borrow Winston Churchill’s phrase, ‘It’s not the beginning of the end. It’s the end of the beginning,’” said Alan J. Russell, director of Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, of his burgeoning sub-specialty of medicine. “I would say that’s really true in the field of regenerative medicine. We’re emerging from our adolescence.” In a […]

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ULS redesigns web site >

July 12th, 2007

Library patrons clicking into the University Library System web site expecting to see the familiar electric blue home page have found something new it its place this week. On Monday, ULS launched an updated home page that has been about a year in the making. More than just attractive new looks, the site, at www.library.pitt.edu, […]

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Information assurance program recognized >

July 12th, 2007

Pitt again has earned designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE). Pitt joins approximately 30 other schools as a CAEIAE, among them Boston University, Syracuse and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Pitt’s renewed designation spans […]

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UPT building gets award >

July 12th, 2007

Pitt-Titusville President William Shields, right, poses with Tammy Knapp, UPT director of public relations, holding a bronze plaque award for McKinney Hall, the campus's administration building. Built in 1870 and purchased and refurbished by the McKinney family in 1926, McKinney Hall has been awarded the Crawford County Historical Society's 2007 Preservation Award in the category […]

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