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Volume 40 Issue 12

Expert offers advice to those seeking health balance >

February 21st, 2008

With Pitt’s 12-week MyHealth Weight Race in full swing, some 260 teams across the five Pitt campuses are striving to meet their weight-loss goals (and maybe win some prize money). (See Feb. 7 University Times.) But an expert in weight control cautioned that weight race participants should de-emphasize the competition part of the race and […]

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2 scholarships set up at Pitt-Bradford >

February 21st, 2008

Pitt’s Bradford campus recently announced the establishment of two scholarships. William and Mary Slivinski have given $25,000 to the Bradford campus to create a scholarship in memory of William’s brother, who died in 2003. The Dr. Thomas A. Slivinski Memorial Scholarship Fund will benefit students who major or minor in a technology-related field. The pledge […]

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Multi-year plan to assess student learning continues >

February 21st, 2008

Responding to a national push for more accountability in education, Pitt is in the midst of an institution-wide plan for assessing student learning. Round 2 of that multi-year plan is coming to a close. The project, launched in November 2006 by the Council of Deans, aims to evaluate the success of Pitt’s educational programs by […]

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UPB, St. Bonaventure sign MBA agreement >

February 21st, 2008

Pitt-Bradford has signed an agreement with St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., that guarantees admission of UPB’s qualified accounting graduates into St. Bonaventure’s master of business administration program. Completion of the MBA from St. Bonaventure will allow graduates to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in New York state. “Pitt-Bradford students can now seamlessly […]

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A participants' view of the assessment process >

February 21st, 2008

Pitt’s ongoing initiative to assess student learning outcomes institution-wide is nearing completion of its second phase. During the first phase, which ended in March 2007, departmental faculty developed an assessment process and identified 3-5 learning outcomes specific to their majors. Phase 2, which concludes March 3, calls for follow-up of phase 1 work, as well […]

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SAC assembly to explore career advancement >

February 21st, 2008

Career advancement and staff development will be the focus of the Staff Association Council’s spring assembly. SAC’s assembly is set for April 9, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. A five-member panel will describe how they were able to move up to higher-paying jobs at Pitt, Gwen Watkins, vice president of […]

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Motor pool checking driving records >

February 21st, 2008

Asking Pitt to give you the car keys has become a bit tougher recently. Speed demons or those who drink and drive may find themselves on the motor pool’s no-drive list. A recent change in policy aimed at reducing the University’s liability now requires Pitt employees and students who want to use a motor pool […]

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Fair focuses on healthy lifestyle >

February 21st, 2008

Want to get healthy and reduce stress in your life? Get interactive. The Healthy Lifestyle Experience fair invites Pitt employees to a series of interactive presentations, including a stress management workshop; musical therapy exercises; cooking demos; a nutrition trivia game; massages, and bio-feedback, blood pressure and body composition assessments. Health coaches and other health care […]

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