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Volume 40 Issue 1

ULS sessions focus on info literacy >

August 30th, 2007

At one time, library research consisted of searching through a limited few choices: newspapers, magazines and reference books. That’s no longer the case, with e-books, podcasts and blogs joining a growing list of online choices for today’s information seekers. As the choices grow, the need to navigate effectively becomes increasingly critical, especially in academic research. […]

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Obituary: William Ragan Stanton >

August 30th, 2007

William Ragan Stanton, emeritus professor of history, died July 29, 2007. He was 82. Stanton, a native of Belton, Texas, was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned a degree in history. He earned his master’s and PhD degrees in American civilization at Brown University, publishing his thesis, “The Leopard’s […]

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Pitt info requested in student loan probe >

August 30th, 2007

The New York State Attorney General’s office continues to broaden its review of the relationships between universities and their vendors, requesting or subpoenaing information from schools, student loan firms and study abroad providers. Student loans Pitt is among 40 schools that received information requests or subpoenas as part of a widening investigation into the relationship […]

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$50 health plan incentive offered >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt members of UPMC Health Plan are being offered a $50 gift card as incentive for completing an online health risk assessment. By voluntarily completing a two-step process, members will receive the wellness reward. The deadline to complete the two steps is Oct. 31. Faculty and staff participants must be active employees to be eligible. […]

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What's New? – People >

August 30th, 2007

The hustle and bustle that marks the beginning of each academic year is here again. But the Pitt community has not slept through the summer months, which saw everything from the cleaning of the Cathedral of Learning to the establishment of new academic programs to the hiring of employees. The University Times asked deans and […]

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Emergency messaging system debuts >

August 30th, 2007

Faculty, staff and students now have one more way of keeping informed in case of an emergency at Pitt. The University has contracted with Verizon Notification Services to provide free mass emergency messaging for University community members who choose to subscribe. The emergency notification service is free, although subscribers are responsible for any per-call charges […]

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What's New? – Places >

August 30th, 2007

Following are some of the ongoing and recently completed construction and renovation projects on the Pittsburgh campus, based on information provided by the Office of Facilities Management. Classroom Upgrades: The annual classroom improvement program resulted in physical renovations, technology upgrades and new furnishings for various classrooms in Langley Hall, Salk Hall, Clapp Hall, Allen Hall […]

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Pitt drops 2 places in U.S. News rankings >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt tied for 59th — down two spots from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, the first time in seven years that the University dropped in this national ranking. Pitt tied with Rutgers and the University of Georgia. Pitt, Rutgers […]

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