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Volume 40 Issue 13

Trustees approve name change for engineering school >

March 6th, 2008

Pitt’s Board of Trustees last week made the engineering school’s name change official, resolving that the school be re-named the John A. Swanson School of Engineering. Swanson, who earned his PhD in applied mechanics at Pitt, is the largest individual donor in the University’s history, having given $41.3 million. (See Dec. 6 University Times.) Also […]

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Pitt Audubon collection digitized >

March 6th, 2008

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) has digitized and mounted online its collection of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America” and his “Ornithological Biography.” Visitors to the web site (http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon/) will have access for the first time to complementary resources. John James Audubon (1785-1851) set out to paint every known North American bird in […]

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PITT BENEFITS >

March 6th, 2008

Wellness through the Eyes of Davis Vision The University has placed an emphasis on wellness and preventive services available at no cost through the health insurance program. Likewise, members should consider wellness as it relates to vision care. Through the Davis Vision Program, eye examinations are covered annually at no additional out-of-pocket cost through a […]

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Tales From the Scales: 12-week weight race reaches midpoint >

March 6th, 2008

They’re heading around the mid-pole for the far turn! In spite of wintry weather and short days that make many want to hibernate, 263 teams of Pitt employees University-wide began the 12-week MyHealth Weight Race in January and now are at the midpoint of the competition to see which teams can best reach their weight […]

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UPJ named to central PA top 100 businesses >

March 6th, 2008

Pitt-Johnstown has been named one of the “Top 100 Businesses for 2007” by Pennsylvania Business Central. The list features organizations from within the publication’s 16-county coverage area. UPJ is one of only 10 businesses from Cambria County named to the list, long considered a who’s who of regional business. A reception honoring the businesses will […]

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State-relateds plead case to legislators >

March 6th, 2008

HARRISBURG — Leaders from Pennsylvania’s state-related universities didn’t need a senator to tell them, but Senate appropriations committee member Jake Corman (R-Centre Co.) said it anyway. “Clearly the governor’s budget reflects his priorities and you’re not one of them,” he told Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and his colleagues from Penn State, Temple and Lincoln universities. […]

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Tales From the Scales: Thomas's Promises >

March 6th, 2008

“I don’t suspect we lost much,” said Thomas’s Promises team captain Mario Browne of the Center for Minority Health as he anticipated this week’s midpoint weigh-in. The CMH team rose from an initial rank of 185th in the first week of the competition to 152nd after week 4. Their strategy for tipping the scales even […]

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April 15 is deadline for filing conflict of interest forms >

March 6th, 2008

The University’s annual conflict of interest filing season is underway. In accordance with the University’s conflict of interest- research/teaching policy (available at www.pitt.edu/HOME/PP/policies/11/11-01-03.html), all faculty, plus some students and staff, must complete conflict of interest (COI) disclosures each year. Updated disclosures must be submitted throughout the year if new outside interests are acquired. Disclosures must […]

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Senate group wants more campus child care >

March 6th, 2008

Faculty Assembly wants Pitt to designate a Chancellor’s office official to address insufficient access to child care on the Pittsburgh campus. Last week, the Assembly voted unanimously to endorse that and other recommendations made by the ad hoc subcommittee on child care, part of the University Senate’s ad hoc committee for the promotion of gender […]

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