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Volume 41 Issue 4

UPB econ prof studies the politics of water >

October 9th, 2008

BRADFORD — Liquid assets have been the focus of Shailendra Gajanan’s recent work. The Pitt-Bradford economics professor spent two months this summer researching the role government policy has played in water depletion in India. In his native Chennai, water security has become a prime issue — the area’s population has exploded and urbanization has put […]

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Pitt employees volunteer in annual United Way Day of Caring >

October 9th, 2008

At top: Marlon Jones, data manager in the Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, helps to clean and fix up Peoples Oakland, a recovery program for those who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse. Jones was one of more than 300 Pitt staff and faculty members who volunteered during this year’s Day […]

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Health, Safety & Security Day held >

October 9th, 2008

Pitt’s annual Health, Safety and Security Day, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and the Staff Association Council, brought faculty, staff and students to the William Pitt Union Sept. 30 for demonstrations and information on issues ranging from computer safety to healthful lifestyles. Top: SAC safety and security committee chair Fred Schiffer, […]

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Administration orders budget cuts >

October 9th, 2008

University administrators are asking for budget cuts from unit leaders as they brace for a reduction in Pitt’s state appropriation. In the wake of a decision by Gov. Edward G. Rendell to withhold some $7.25 million (4.25 percent of Pitt’s current appropriation) from the University’s June appropriation payment if state revenues continue to fall short […]

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Studio arts faculty exhibition opens >

October 9th, 2008

Department of Studio Arts faculty members welcomed guests at an Oct. 1 reception celebrating the opening of the department’s annual Faculty Exhibition. Top: Faculty member Sean Derry operates a bellows to inflate a soft sculpture that is part of his work titled, “An Interlude to Stillness.” (A larger installation of the work that includes 35 […]

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Computer blacklisting problems addressed >

October 9th, 2008

Spam — that annoying unsolicited email from pseudo-Nigerian dictators, non-existent banks and creatively named medical products — has reared its ugly head with a relatively new consequence for Pitt computer account users and for the University itself. While the University’s spam-filtering mechanism (Postini system) when activated traps spam on a separate server, some spam that […]

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EU Center renewed >

October 9th, 2008

Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) has been re-designated as a European Union Center of Excellence. In recognition of the award, the Delegation of the European Commission recently presented grants totaling 3.42 million euros (about $4.7 million) to 11 EU centers at U.S. universities. The grants will fund center activities from 2008 to 2011. […]

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