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Volume 41 Issue 13

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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Felon tells own tale of political corruption >

March 5th, 2009

The recent impeachment and ouster of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is only one in a long series of political corruption cases that have dogged that state’s reputation. A key player from an earlier case against Blagojevich’s predecessor offered his story as “a cautionary tale” to all those who are tempted by corruption. Richard Juliano, former […]

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Cohen memorial service set >

March 5th, 2009

A memorial service for William I. Cohen is planned for 2 p.m. March 9 in Heinz Chapel. Cohen, a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, died of a heart attack Feb. 6, 2009, while inline skating in Miami Beach. He was 62. Cohen was co-director of the School of Medicine’s medical interviewing and advanced medical interviewing […]

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Honors convocation >

March 5th, 2009

At right: Raymond W. Smith, chair of investment banking firm Rothschild, Inc., and a Katz Graduate School of Business alumnus, was the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual honors convocation, which recognizes student achievement, outstanding alumni and faculty and staff accomplishments, and doubles as a celebration of Pitt’s founding on Feb. 28, 1787. Smith, who […]

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Obituary: Peter E. Siska >

March 5th, 2009

Longtime chemistry professor Peter E. Siska died Feb. 27, 2009. He was 65. Siska began his academic career at Pitt in 1971, where he conducted pioneering research in molecular beam kinetics. He also was an award-winning teacher, earning the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987, an Innovations in Education Award in 2001 and a Bellet […]

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