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Volume 40 Issue 20

Student fee hikes expected >

June 12th, 2008

Two student fees likely are going up. The trustees student affairs committee recommended last week that full-time undergraduate and graduate students pay $85 per term for the student health fee. That fee has been $65 per term for 12 years, Pitt officials said. (Part-time students are eligible to use the Student Health Service if they […]

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City planners table vote on Pitt master plan >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt’s plans for building athletics fields near Trees Hall — part of its $1 billion 12-year master facilities plan — have been delayed, pending further review by Pittsburgh’s City Planning Commission of the updated plan. Last week the commission tabled a vote until its June 17 meeting on Pitt’s revised master plan. That plan includes […]

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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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