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Volume 41 Issue 3

FY08 was Pitt's best fundraising year >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt recorded its best fundraising year ever in fiscal year 2008, raising $183 million in gifts and pledges, $64 million more than in FY 2007, according to a Sept. 15 press release. Included in that overall total were record-setting gifts and pledges of $84.9 million from individuals and $72.1 million from foundations. This brought total […]

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Faculty book discussions set >

September 25th, 2008

Faculty will be talking about teaching this fall in multiple book and article discussion sessions sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence in conjunction with the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education. This year’s faculty book discussion will focus on Marilla Svinicki’s “Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom.” Sessions are set […]

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Port Authority talks continuing >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt continues to develop contingency plans in the event of a strike by Port Authority of Allegheny County workers or a work stoppage triggered by lack of transit funding. Plans are posted on a link on Pitt’s home page (www.pitt.edu). Negotiations between the Port Authority and representatives of its largest union were taking place yesterday, […]

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Staff award nominations sought >

September 25th, 2008

Members of the University community are invited to nominate staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff members. […]

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Nondiscrimination policy includes gender identity & expression >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt has broadened the wording in its nondiscrimination policy statement to prohibit discrimination or harassment of any individual based on “gender identity or expression.” Effective Aug. 29, Policy 07-01-03 adds gender identity or expression to a list that includes race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability and […]

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UPMC affiliates with Erie cancer center >

September 25th, 2008

UPMC Cancer Centers last week announced a formal affiliation with the Regional Cancer Center (RCC) in Erie, one of the largest free-standing cancer centers in the country. Under the agreement, UPMC Cancer Centers will provide management and operations expertise on a day-to-day basis to RCC and its satellite centers in Meadville, Pa., and Ashtabula, Ohio. […]

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Constitution Day: Looking at some little-known Supreme Court cases >

September 25th, 2008

On Sept. 17 — Constitution Day — Pitt’s School of Law helped meet the University’s federally mandated obligation to hold events that further understanding of the U.S. Constitution — with a twist. “You might expect that we’d be talking about the high-profile cases such as those involving the Second Amendment right to bear arms or […]

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UPMC IT practices recognized >

September 25th, 2008

UPMC’s environmentally friendly technology practices have earned it recognition as one of this year’s InformationWeek 500 honorees. UPMC ranked No. 49 on the list, up from No. 105 last year. For two decades, InformationWeek magazine has identified the nation’s most innovative users of information technology across all industries with its annual listing. The 500 companies […]

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