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Volume 40 Issue 18

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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Faculty help sought for student alcohol abuse >

May 15th, 2008

Pitt student health officials are asking faculty for assistance in changing the culture of alcohol abuse on campus. Joe Mull, coordinator of the Office of Health Education and Promotion, part of the Division of Student Affairs, reported to Faculty Assembly last week on his office’s efforts to launch a program that engages faculty support. Prompted […]

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Weight race a success at the regionals >

May 15th, 2008

Pitt has a lot of big — and far-flung — losers. While competition in the 12-week MyHealth Weight Race was fierce in Pittsburgh, the race among teams to lose weight was just as heated — and successful — at five other Pitt locations, with some races coming down to the final weigh-ins in late April. […]

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Civil talk key, diversity expert says >

May 15th, 2008

“Diversity’s not an airborne virus. You don’t catch it because you walk across campus and you see somebody who looks different from you. … It’s about some kind of capacity to actually talk about contentious issues in a civil manner that’s crucial,” a diversity researcher and founder of the University of Michigan’s program on intergroup […]

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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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