Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 40 Issue 12

Chancellor's faculty awards announced >

February 21st, 2008

Winners of the 2008 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching and distinguished research have been announced. Distinguished teaching award winners are: Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences (A&S); Susan M. Dunmire, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine; William M. Klein, Department of Psychology (A&S); John M. McGrath, Department of […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

Prosthetics/orthotics program launched >

February 21st, 2008

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is launching a new master’s of science degree program in prosthetics and orthotics in its Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. Prosthetics and orthotics involves the evaluation, fabrication and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. The five-term, 66-credit program is designed to meet National Commission […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

New PA open-records law has lesser effect on state-relateds >

February 21st, 2008

Pennsylvania’s new open-records law will not have as broad an effect on Pitt and its fellow state-related universities as on other entities covered under the right-to-know legislation. While State System of Higher Education schools are included among the commonwealth agencies that must name an open-records officer and be subject to the open-records requirements, fewer disclosures […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

Pitt sets up tax info hotline >

February 21st, 2008

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions about W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline, 412/624-8070 (option 9), will be in effect through April 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Employees also can submit inquiries online at payrollinfo@bc.pitt.edu. Questions regarding form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding form 1098T (tuition […]

Feature,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 […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

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 […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

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 […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

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 […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

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 […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12

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 […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 12