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Volume 41 Issue 5

AAAC honors 5 faculty, staff >

October 23rd, 2008

The African American Alumni Council will honor five Pitt faculty and administrators with the Sankofa Award Oct. 26. The award honors members of the University community who have exhibited outstanding educational support and service to students of African descent. Honorees are Toi Derricotte, professor of English, award-winning poet and co-founder of Cave Canem, a workshop/retreat […]

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Museum exhibit on local slavery opens >

October 23rd, 2008

A new museum exhibit that documents the region’s ties to slavery offers some surprising revelations, said Pitt history professor Laurence A. Glasco, the exhibit’s historical director. Created by the University, “Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries” opens Saturday and runs through April 5 at the Heinz History Center in […]

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UPB prof, wife endow scholarship >

October 23rd, 2008

Jeff and Joan Guterman have endowed a scholarship to benefit students in the program Jeff Guterman directs at Pitt-Bradford, where he is an associate professor of communications. The Jeffrey and Joan Guterman Broadcast Communications Scholarship will provide scholarships to undergraduates who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and are enrolled at or […]

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Lack of independence feeds U.S. democracy crisis, prof says >

October 23rd, 2008

America is in the midst of a democracy crisis, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig recently told a standing-room-only crowd here. “We’re in the middle of a war, paralyzed by terror. In a city some 373 miles from here, the financial system of our nation is collapsing. Across our nation the financial system of millions of […]

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3 emeritus trustees nominated >

October 23rd, 2008

The nominating committee of the Board of Trustees last week recommended three alumni — Steven C. Beering, J. Roger Glunt and Dick Thornburgh — as candidates for election as emeritus trustees of the board. The full board will vote on the nominations Oct. 31. • Beering is president emeritus and professor of pharmacology at Purdue […]

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T&B process going paperless >

October 23rd, 2008

In August, University employees gained the option of receiving travel and business (T&B) expense reimbursements via direct deposit to their bank accounts. Now Pitt is poised to make the T&B process even more paperless with online processing of reimbursement requests. The new system is being piloted by employees in the Office of Budget and Controller […]

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