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Volume 40 Issue 20

Henne-Westgate entrance dedicated at UPT >

June 12th, 2008

Todd Olsen (representing benefactor John Henne) and Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor James V. Maher unveil a marker at the Henne-Westgate entrance to the Pitt-Titusville campus. About 80 people attended the May 30 ceremony that celebrated the completion of the Barco-Duratz plaza, which spans the central part of the UPT campus. The new Henne-Westgate […]

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UPJ's Horner wins affirmative action award >

June 12th, 2008

Theresa Horner, director of the Office of Disability Services at Pitt-Johnstown, has won the 2008 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award, which carries a $2,500 prize, is given annually to an outstanding University program area that, or an individual who, has made a significant contribution to Affirmative Action. Since joining Disability Services six years ago, […]

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UPB scholarship given in honor of Zippo >

June 12th, 2008

Advertising agency Blattner Brunner presented a $1,000 scholarship to Pitt-Bradford last month to honor its client Zippo Manufacturing Co. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Pitt-Bradford student. Presentation of the scholarship award took place in front of Blaisdell Hall, which represents the partnership between Pitt-Bradford and the family of Zippo Manufacturing Co. founder […]

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Pitt/UPMC conflict-of-interest policy earns an A >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt and UPMC are among the top institutions nationally for best conflict-of-interest policies, according to a report issued last week by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Pitt/UPMC was one of only eight institutions out of 150 surveyed to receive an A grade, according to the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard released June 3 (www.amsascorecard.org). AMSA, a […]

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Basketball camps set >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt head men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon will conduct four basketball camps — June 23-26, July 7-10, July 28-31 and Aug. 4-7 — for boys ages 7-17. The camps will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch provided. Each camper will receive an Adidas T-shirt and Spalding basketball. The cost of each camp is $295, […]

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$12 million gift, UPJ's largest, funds commuter scholarships >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt-Johnstown has received a donation of $12 million, the largest gift in the school’s 81-year history. Established by an alumnus who wished to remain anonymous, the estate gift continues a commuter scholarship that was established at Pitt-Johnstown in 2000. The scholarship fund supports UPJ commuter students with a full academic scholarship: tuition, fees and books […]

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Corrections >

June 12th, 2008

Incorrect figures appeared in a story comparing Pittsburgh campus faculty pay with peers at other universities that was published in the May 29, 2008, University Times. Associate professors at the University of Virginia averaged $91,000. Pitt’s assistant professors averaged $67,700. *** Staff Association Council vice president for steering Gwen Watkins and vice president for communications […]

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Senate committee looks at Oakland quality of life >

June 12th, 2008

The University Senate community relations committee (CRC) is tackling quality-of-life issues in Oakland with the goal of educating the Pitt community. CRC co-chair Wes Rohrer and member Tracy Soska reported to the June 3 Faculty Assembly on their committee’s recent discussions about concerns raised by an Oakland activist. Rohrer termed the report a preface to […]

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Obituary: Amy E. Knapp >

June 12th, 2008

Amy E. Knapp, assistant university librarian in the University Library System (ULS), died May 31, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. She was 46. Friends and colleagues described Knapp as a dedicated employee and teacher who battled her disease valiantly and who will be missed deeply. A native of Titusville, Knapp graduated from Titusville […]

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Pitt employees check out of the grocery line to shop at work >

June 12th, 2008

Grocery shopping may not be the most exciting chore, but a person’s got to eat. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average grocery shopping trip takes 45 minutes for women, 37 minutes for men. Some Pitt employees are finding ways to get their shopping done in less time and with less gasoline. […]

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