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Volume 41 Issue 13

Pitt-CMU suit over investment losses on hold >

March 5th, 2009

The disgraced investment fund operators who are accused of spending institutional money — including a chunk of Pitt’s endowment — to fund extravagant lifestyles have asked a U.S. District Court judge in New York to release more than $1 million in frozen assets to cover living and other expenses. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), […]

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Plenary session: Scholarly publishing challenges >

March 5th, 2009

David Shulenburger, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges’ vice president for academic affairs, presented the keynote address and took questions from the audience at the University Senate’s March 3 plenary session on scholarly publishing. Coverage of the event will appear in the March 19 University Times.

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Breastfeeding resolution amended >

March 5th, 2009

Faculty Assembly last week amended its resolution urging Pitt units to provide private space for new mothers to pump breast milk. A similar resolution was passed by Assembly in January, but the wording was altered to accommodate an objection from the senior administration, according to Paul Munro, chair of the University Senate’s plant utilization and […]

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2 win Bellet A&S teaching awards >

March 5th, 2009

Gretchen Holtzapple Bender of the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Joseph J. Grabowski of the Department of Chemistry have been named winners of the 2009 Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. School of Arts and Sciences alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, established the award in 1998 […]

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PBS official to speak at UPG graduation >

March 5th, 2009

Michael D. Jones, Public Broadcasting System (PBS) chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 21st annual commencement ceremony at Pitt-Greensburg, scheduled for 11 a.m. April 25 in Chambers Hall. Prior to joining PBS in January, Jones was senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. FINRA […]

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GSPIA prof hit by bus recovering >

March 5th, 2009

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs professor Sabina Deitrick, who was struck by a Port Authority bus Feb. 27, plans to return to the classroom after next week’s spring break, a GSPIA spokesperson said. Her Wednesday evening economic development strategies and practices class was canceled this week. Deitrick, who also co-directs the University Center […]

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Butt is it art? >

March 5th, 2009

Two creations that illustrate the impact of cigarettes on public health are winners in a “butt art” contest conceived by Pitt’s Reduce Smoking and Exposure to Tobacco (ReSET) Center. Funded by the Graduate School of Public Health and the Office of Research, the center aims to reduce tobacco exposure through research and education. ReSET director […]

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Public release of revenue/expense report on hold >

March 5th, 2009

The Senate budget policies committee won’t receive anytime soon the athletics funding information it expected to receive in a University report last June. The report, prepared by the Office of Budget and Controller for the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC), shows the revenues and expenses attributable to each Pitt unit. BPC, which reviewed a […]

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Parking Office closing March 9-11 >

March 5th, 2009

Pitt’s Parking Office will be closed March 9-11. The office is upgrading the parking database and staff will be training on the new system during that time. The office will reopen on Thursday, March 12.

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