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Volume 40 Issue 16

JURIST seeks Webby Award votes >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt law school’s JURIST, which bills itself as the world’s only web-based, student-powered legal news source, has been nominated for a Webby Award. The New York Times dubbed the Webby Award “the online equivalent of an Oscar.” JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu) is run by professor Bernard Hibbitts, executive director Jeannie Shawl and a staff of some 40 […]

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Senate approves green resolution >

April 17th, 2008

Senate Council last week unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for Pitt to commit to energy-efficient and other “green” initiatives. The resolution proposed by the ad hoc sustainability subcommittee previously was passed unanimously at this month’s Faculty Assembly meeting. (See April 3 University Times.) The subcommittee was formed by the Senate plant utilization and planning committee […]

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Bellet award endowed >

April 17th, 2008

Alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, have donated $1.5 million to endow in perpetuity the Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Established by the Bellets in 1998, the award program, which had been funded annually, recognizes outstanding and innovative undergraduate teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences. Each award […]

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Senate committee election slate announced >

April 17th, 2008

This year’s slate of candidates for seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees has been set. There are three openings on each committee. Voting will take place April 28-May 9. • Admissions and student aid: Rakie Cham, engineering; Consuella Lewis, education; Vicky Hoffman, business; Julius Kitutu, nursing; Robin Kear, University Library System (ULS); Tony […]

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United Way drive nets $601,525 >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt faculty, staff and retirees raised more than $601,525 for the 2007 United Way Campaign, surpassing the previous year’s total by 8 percent. Faculty and staff donated $565,112 and retirees $28,355; $8,058 was garnered from various special events. Anne Franks, manager of Pitt’s campaign and manager of human resources administration in Pitt’s Office of Institutional […]

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PITT BENEFITS >

April 17th, 2008

Open Enrollment Period April 21 – May 14 Open Enrollment for the 2008-2009 Plan Year will occur between April 21 and May 14. Open Enrollment packets will be mailed to the campus address of faculty and staff starting April 17. Union-represented employees and part-time faculty will have their packets mailed to their homes. Please take […]

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OPDC wants your cast-off furniture >

April 17th, 2008

Spring cleaning? Don’t put that old chair or sofa out on the curb. An Oakland nonprofit organization is helping to clean up areas near Pitt’s campus by recycling cast-off furniture — and welcomes contributions from Pitt staff and faculty. Each year, as Pitt students vacate their off-campus residences at the end of spring term, large […]

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Affirmative Action award deadline set >

April 17th, 2008

May 5 is the nomination deadline for the 2008 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding Pitt program area that, or individual who, has made a significant contribution in affirmative action. Program areas are preferred strongly over individuals. For purposes of the award, affirmative action has been defined as “increase of […]

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