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Volume 39 Issue 22

Forbes Ave. lanes restricted >

July 12th, 2007

More lane restrictions on Forbes Avenue began July 9 as part of a $29 million project to replace the Boulevard of the Allies Bridge and ramps. Traffic on Forbes Avenue from the Parkway East off-ramp to McDevitt Place has been reduced from three lanes to one through mid-August as contractors construct new drainage systems on […]

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African studies graduate certificate approved >

July 12th, 2007

An African studies graduate certificate has been approved. The graduate certificate will provide students the opportunity to acquire a critical base of knowledge and a fundamental grounding in African studies through exposure to the major areas of research and knowledge on Africa as taught in their individual programs of study. Students will complete courses related […]

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Late state budget delays Pitt FY08 budget >

July 12th, 2007

While a state budget awaits a vote by legislators, Pitt trustees also are waiting to approve the University’s fiscal 2008 budget, including tuition and compensation pool increases. The trustees’ budget and executive committees are scheduled to meet July 13, but it remained uncertain as the University Times went to press Wednesday whether votes would be […]

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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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