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Volume 40 Issue 3

Center for Vaccine Research opens >

September 27th, 2007

A new Pitt center will enable the University to expand its research into health threats caused by naturally occurring outbreaks of infectious disease or acts of bioterrorism. Pitt’s new Center for Vaccine Research (CVR), housed on the 8th and 9th floors of Biomedical Science Tower 3, comprises the University’s vaccine research laboratory and a regional […]

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SAC targets salary compression >

September 27th, 2007

The Staff Association Council (SAC) is developing recommendations for a salary “step system” designed to protect long-term staff from salary compression. At the group’s Sept. 19 meeting, SAC President Rich Colwell reported that the pay ranges for Pitt’s job classifications were raised by 4 percent, effective July 1. The ranges have been benchmarked annually by […]

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Law panel looks at court decisions on race in education >

September 27th, 2007

In June, a fractured — and at times sniping — U.S. Supreme Court rendered a landmark decision that prohibited the use of race as the sole factor in integrating public schools and declined to recognize racial balancing in schools as a compelling state interest. The nine justices issued 178 pages of sharply disagreeing opinions that […]

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Mechanicsburg program trains child welfare workers >

September 27th, 2007

It’s not widely known beyond the School of Social Work that Pitt has a contingent of about 75 employees in Mechanicsburg, but these staff members who work far beyond the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning play an important role in the education of child welfare workers state-wide. The Pitt-administered child welfare training program has […]

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Mechanicsburg program to host exhibit >

September 27th, 2007

Social work’s Mechanicsburg child welfare training program wants to raise awareness about child adoption by hosting a traveling photo exhibition portraying children in need of adoptive homes. The Pennsylvania Heart Gallery, a project of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network, is a series of professional portraits featuring foster children awaiting adoption in Pennsylvania. The exhibition […]

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Faculty book discussions set >

September 27th, 2007

Once again, faculty from across the University will gather for a book discussion on teaching. The popular event, a joint initiative of the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE) and the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE), is in its third year. This year’s book is Ken Bain’s award-winning “What the Best […]

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LRDC search to begin >

September 27th, 2007

A search committee has been named to find a replacement for Lauren Resnick, who will step down next summer as director of Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC). Resnick, who also holds an appointment as University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, has been director of LRDC since 1977. She will focus on her […]

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