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Volume 40 Issue 20

UCSUR names Manners awardees >

June 12th, 2008

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has announced the winners of the eighth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. The awards were established in memory of the center’s assistant director, who died in 2000. UCSUR offers annual awards in two categories: research development grants to support pilot research in the social, […]

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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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