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Volume 40 Issue 17

UPT nursing program accredited >

May 1st, 2008

Pitt-Titusville’s associate degree nursing program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The achievement indicates that the program has clear and appropriate educational objectives and is working to accomplish them. The UPT program, implemented in 2005, is designed to be completed over five terms within two years on a full-time basis, […]

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Baker wins 3rd term as Senate president >

May 1st, 2008

John J. Baker has been re-elected University Senate president for a third term. Baker is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was elected vice president, and Lisa Marie Bernardo, associate professor, health and community systems, School of Nursing, was re-elected secretary. Winners […]

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Upgrading Benedum >

May 1st, 2008

Contractors have removed the O’Hara Street staircase that led to the Benedum Hall plaza as part of the University’s $64.3 million upgrade to Benedum Hall, which houses the Swanson School of Engineering. The work includes $16.8 million for an addition to house the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative. The structure will be built on the plaza, connecting […]

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Weight race ends; activity challenge planned >

May 1st, 2008

Notice something missing at Pitt? More than three tons’ worth of excess faculty and staff weight has disappeared thanks to the MyHealth Weight Race that concluded last week. Across the University community, baggy clothing that’s not intended as a fashion statement and belt-tightening unrelated to state funding have become apparent as the weight race drew […]

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GAP grants awarded >

May 1st, 2008

Three $20,000 Global Academic Partnership (GAP) grants have been awarded to fund international conferences/workshops. The grants are intended to strengthen interdisciplinary research and curriculum development on critical global issues while enhancing international scholarly ties and raising the international profile of the University. The grants will fund the following projects: • “The Arts, Human Development and […]

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Belnap elected to AAAS >

May 1st, 2008

Nuel D. Belnap, Alan Ross Anderson Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science, is among 212 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Belnap was named to the philosophy and religious studies section of the humanities and arts […]

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GSPH funds computational & systems modeling projects >

May 1st, 2008

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has created a program in computational and systems modeling that provides start-up funding to investigators who are applying simulations and predictive models to public health. The goal is to address and solve problems such as obesity, poor food choices and inadequate use of vaccination. “Quantitative tools have become […]

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FERPA: Understanding the do's and don'ts of student privacy laws >

May 1st, 2008

Last year’s student shooting at Virginia Tech has focused renewed attention at college campuses on a federal law that protects students’ privacy rights, two Pitt officials said. “And that’s a good thing. We’re glad to be able to talk about student privacy to avoid any trouble beforehand” and to clear up ambiguity, said Ted Fritz, […]

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Pitt Press's composition, literacy and culture series wins awards >

May 1st, 2008

Three books in the Pittsburgh Series on Composition, Literacy and Culture recently won major awards. The series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, is edited by English faculty David Bartholomae, chair, and Jean Ferguson Carr. • “Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism” by Sharon Crowley won the 2008 CCCC Outstanding Book Award, marking […]

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