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Volume 40 Issue 16

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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AAUP survey finds Pitt faculty pay on par with peers >

April 17th, 2008

Pay for Pitt faculty in most ranks met or exceeded the average for faculty at doctoral institutions nationwide, according to an annual survey by the American Association of University Professors. However, for the third time in four years, faculty across the nation found their purchasing power lagging behind inflation, according to the AAUP annual report […]

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Trustees committee okays $120M in construction, renovations >

April 17th, 2008

The Pitt Board of Trustees property and facilities committee on April 14 approved a dozen construction and renovation projects totaling more than $120 million. The largest project is the $64.3 million upgrade of Benedum Hall, which will add 27,000 square feet of space as well as new labs, classrooms and upgraded infrastructure for the Swanson […]

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Center for Energy created >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt this week announced the creation of a new Center for Energy. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said the center is a response to “the increasing need to address the complex energy challenges of our time, which call for more reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly energy sources.” The Center for Energy, housed in the Swanson School […]

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Marino selected as commencement speaker >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt alumnus Dan Marino will address Pitt’s 2008 commencement convocation April 27 at the Petersen Events Center. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Marino, a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, is an in-studio host of CBS-TV’s “The NFL Today.” He and his wife, Claire, […]

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Clowns join in honoring GSPH long-term staff >

April 17th, 2008

It’s safe to say that most attendees at staff recognition events aren’t welcomed by clowns with red noses, funny hats and big shoes. At the Graduate School of Public Health, where themed staff events are the norm, guests were greeted by a pair of brightly dressed clowns, then forced to think fast by another who […]

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Three students get Udall honorable mentions >

April 17th, 2008

Rising seniors James A. Ostendorf, Theresa L. Romanosky and Ashley V. Schmid have won honorable mentions in the national Morris K. Udall Scholarship competition. Ostendorf is majoring in geology, history and political science and pursuing certificates in Latin American studies, Russian and East European studies and public and professional writing. Romanosky is an environmental studies […]

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