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Volume 41 Issue 2

ALERT: Possible Port Authority work stoppage >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt is developing plans to assist commuting employees in the event of a Port Authority strike. Information will be linked to Pitt's home page at www.pitt.edu.

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UPJ receives $4 million for new building >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt-Johnstown has received $4 million in state funds for the construction of a nursing and health sciences building. This is the largest appropriation earmarked specifically for Pitt-Johnstown in nearly 20 years. UPJ President Jem Spectar remarked, “This funding makes it possible for the Johnstown campus to build upon its existing capacity and expertise in allied health […]

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Stolen laptop contained CBA alumni personal data >

September 11th, 2008

A laptop stolen from a Pitt office last month contained personal information on some College of Business Administration alumni. Katz Graduate School of Business Dean John T. Delaney, in an Aug. 27 letter to an undisclosed number of CBA alumni, informed recipients that a database of information on CBA graduates from the years 1998-2006 containing […]

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Pitt-Bradford gets gift from Japanese firm >

September 11th, 2008

Ito Shoji Co. of Japan has made a $10,000 gift in honor of Harriett B. Wick to the Pitt-Bradford chapel project. Ito Shoji is one of the largest worldwide distributors of Zippo products. In May, the Bradford campus announced that it would build an interfaith chapel funded in part by an anonymous $1 million gift […]

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BPC may review procedures for appeal of pay hike decisions >

September 11th, 2008

If you’re not happy with your salary increase, your responsibility center should have a procedure by which you can ask that your salary be reconsidered. But not every Pitt unit has such procedures, the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC) has discovered. The committee also has found that Pitt’s 1994 salary policy 07-09-01 gives BPC […]

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Obituary: Robert M. Rogers >

September 11th, 2008

Robert M. Rogers, professor of medicine and former chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM) in the Department of Medicine, died Sept. 4, 2008, of complications from prostate cancer. He was 75. Michael Donahoe, associate chief of clinical programs at PACCM, said, “Bob was one of the true ‘characters’ in […]

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Pitt instructor's film project wins top honors >

September 11th, 2008

As Barack Obama collected votes from delegates at the Democratic National Convention to officially become the Democratic nominee for president, a less prominent example of democracy in action put a short film produced by Pitt adjunct film studies professor Jen Saffron in the spotlight. The film, “Democracy: A Steady, Loving Confrontation,” won the top prize […]

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Corrections >

September 11th, 2008

The new head of the Allegheny Observatory is David Turnshek. His name was misspelled in the Aug. 28 University Times. Cindy Lu is the wife of Pitt bowling league organizer Howard Goodman. Her name was spelled incorrectly in the Aug. 28 University Times. The phone number for the PAA bowling lanes is 412/586-2075. Incorrect information […]

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Open Access: E-journals don't always equal free access >

September 11th, 2008

Open-access publishing has been in the limelight as recent developments have encouraged more free publication of scholarly literature. This is the fourth in an occasional series on the impact of the digital age on academic publishing. Publish or perish, the familiar adage says. While journals in print once were the standard for academic publishing, e-publishing […]

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On Teaching (Part 2): Six psych profs share their thoughts >

September 11th, 2008

Teachers often talk about how gratifying teaching can be when it’s done well, and how frustrating it can be when there are disconnects in the learning process. Many also relish debate on the value placed on undergraduate teaching at a research institution and the relationship between research and teaching in academia. In the Aug. 28 […]

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