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Volume 40 Issue 13

Fitness facilities set spring break schedule >

March 6th, 2008

A spring break schedule for Pitt’s recreation and fitness centers was announced last month by Intramural and Recreational Sports. This year’s spring break runs March 8-16. For fitness centers available to faculty and staff: • The Bellefield fitness center will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on spring break weekdays, March 10-14. It will be closed […]

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Expert addresses whether governments should talk to terrorists >

March 6th, 2008

At what juncture, if any, is it appropriate for governments to enter into a dialogue with terrorist groups? That depends on a number of factors, said a visiting lecturer, including how one defines terrorism, what the pre-conditions of a negotiation would entail and what ends are sought by the government in question. “This lecture does […]

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KGSB professor wins inaugural Young award >

March 6th, 2008

Audrey J. Murrell, an associate professor of business administration, is the inaugural winner of an award initially sponsored by the women’s studies program and now co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Murrell, who also serves as director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership within the Katz Graduate […]

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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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