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Volume 40 Issue 16

Benefits open enrollment begins April 21 >

April 17th, 2008

Bucking a national trend, Pitt employees will see only small premium increases for the health plan year that begins July 1. According to John Kozar, director of Benefits, the overall cost increase of Pitt’s medical plans, which are administered by UPMC Health Plan, is 1.5 percent. “That marks the third consecutive year that the University’s […]

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Obituary: David B. Houston Jr. >

April 17th, 2008

David B. Houston Jr., professor emeritus of economics, died April 4, 2008. He was 77. Houston earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and began his career as a professor at the Wharton School. He taught at UCLA and Penn State before joining the Pitt faculty in 1966. At Pitt, Houston taught regional and […]

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Staff share career advancement tips >

April 17th, 2008

“Regarding career advancement, you have to have patience. Nothing happens fast at the University of Pittsburgh. We don’t do anything quickly,” advised Sherry Miller Brown, director of the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success at the College of General Studies. That was just one bit of advice from Miller Brown, who was one of five […]

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Obituary: Mary Beth Merenick >

April 17th, 2008

Mary Beth Merenick, a secretary in the School of Education, died April 9, 2008, following a long battle with cancer. She was 50. Merenick came to Pitt in 1990, working in the Department of Chemistry as a staff specialist II. Later she was promoted to secretary II and, after transferring to the Department of Psychology […]

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Pitt runners are off to the Boston Marathon >

April 17th, 2008

When runners at the 112th annual Boston Marathon take their marks on Monday, the University community will be represented. More than a dozen registrants included in the field of some 25,000 marathoners have connections as Pitt or UPMC employees or Pitt students. Among them are a pair of Pitt economics professors who have been training […]

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Obituary: Morris S. Ogul >

April 17th, 2008

Morris S. Ogul, professor emeritus of political science, died April 6, 2008. He was 76. Ogul joined the Pitt faculty in 1957 and retired in 1998. He was among the leading scholars on the American presidency and legislative oversight of the executive branch of the federal government. He authored or co-authored several textbooks used in […]

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Open access: Whither scholarly publishing? >

April 17th, 2008

Open access publishing has been in the limelight as recent developments have encouraged more free publication of scholarly literature. This is the first in an occasional series on the impact of the digital age on academic publishing. The National Institutes of Health’s policy requiring NIH-funded researchers to submit their work to its PubMedCentral archive upon […]

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Events will close Oakland streets, limit parking >

April 17th, 2008

According to the Oakland Traffic and Management Association, local events will close some streets and restrict metered parking on or near campus through May 3. • Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Fifth and Forbes avenues April 19 to accommodate student transportation to Heinz Field for the annual Blue/Gold football game and concert. • Metered […]

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