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Volume 40 Issue 18

Neurologist Farris released from jail >

May 15th, 2008

A federal district court judge has released Pitt neurology professor Roger Wesley Farris from jail, where he had been held since his March 5 arrest in a sex sting. He has been charged with arranging to meet a child for sex via phone calls with an undercover agent posing as the uncle of a 10-year-old […]

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BPC wants FY09 budget details >

May 15th, 2008

The University Senate budget policies committee wants a detailed explanation of the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget before making its annual recommendation on the distribution of the salary pool increase. The committee has asked Vice Chancellor for Budget and Controller Art Ramicone to walk members through Pitt’s proposed budget in a closed session at its […]

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Faculty elected to Senate committees >

May 15th, 2008

Winners of seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees were announced this week. Voting by members of Faculty Assembly for the three open positions on each committee concluded May 9. Winners are: • Admissions and student aid: Vicky Hoffman, business; Consuella Lewis, education; Tony Novosel, history. • Anti-discriminatory policies: Deborah Brake, law; Paolo Palmieri, […]

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LRDC search committee submits names >

May 15th, 2008

A search committee to identify a new director of Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) has completed its work. Committee chair George E. Klinzing, vice provost for research, said a list of four unranked candidates was submitted to Provost James V. Maher late last month. The LRDC director reports directly to the provost and […]

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All Pitt sports teams get NCAA passing grades >

May 15th, 2008

All of Pitt’s 19 Division I sports teams met or exceeded standards for academic performance in the latest “report card” issued last week by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The report measures teams against the academic progress rate (APR) that the NCAA developed four years ago as a way to gauge college athletes’ progress […]

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Pitt police get Roethlisberger K-9 grant >

May 15th, 2008

Pitt’s police department is among 10 local departments awarded grants from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for their K-9 units. According to Pitt Police Chief Timothy Delaney, $954 was received for the purchase of equipment for the department’s bomb-sniffing dog, Officer Riggs. Delaney said the department is looking into the purchase of a bomb vest for […]

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Chapel at Pitt-Bradford planned >

May 15th, 2008

Pitt-Bradford has received $1 million from anonymous donors, in honor of campus benefactor Harriett B. Wick, to build an interfaith chapel. The chapel will feature a sanctuary seating 150, a high or vaulted ceiling, a wooden floor and space for a pipe organ or choir. Albert Filoni of MacLachlan, Cornelius and Filoni Architects designed the […]

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