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Volume 41 Issue 12

Regional faculty approve salary benchmark peer group list >

February 19th, 2009

A proposal for a common faculty salary benchmark list for three of Pitt’s regional campuses — something that’s been a thorny issue for several years — cleared a hurdle recently. Faculty senates at the Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown campuses each voted to recommend a list of 128 peer institutions in three surrounding geographic areas as […]

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RouteShout pilot brings info to bus stops >

February 19th, 2009

Knowledge is power — and knowing when the next bus is coming can help riders decide whether to wait in the cold or pop into a coffee shop for a quick cup of something hot. A free “RouteShout” service is being tested at 22 Port Authority bus stops that primarily serve college students. Using their […]

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Pitt may face city rental permit fee for dorms >

February 19th, 2009

Pitt continues to be counted among property owners subject to an April 1 deadline to pay a $12-per-unit residential housing rental permit fee and provide city government with the names and phone numbers of residents residing in its housing units. Pittsburgh City Council last week tabled a proposed amendment that would exempt dormitories from the […]

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PittCat+ up and running >

February 19th, 2009

The University Library System’s PittCat online library catalog has become a classic. The new PittCat+ now is the primary way to search for books, articles, CDs, DVDs and other library materials. PittCat+ was in test mode during the fall term (see Aug. 28, 2008, University Times) and now is fully functional, library officials say. The […]

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Repairs, sanctions continue in Super Bowl victory aftermath >

February 19th, 2009

The University is continuing to work through the aftermath of damage and bad behavior that followed this year’s Super Bowl victory celebrations gone too far. Cleanup of an estimated $48,000 in damages to the Pittsburgh campus is continuing and, as of Feb. 17, 24 students have been subjected to Pitt’s disciplinary process, said Vice Chancellor […]

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AAUW funds scholarship at UPB >

February 19th, 2009

The Bradford branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has endowed a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford. The $6,000 gift made by the group has been matched by the Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas Scholarship Challenge. The scholarship will be awarded to a local student who reflects the values and mission promoted by the Bradford branch of the […]

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Staffer passionate about helping children >

February 19th, 2009

It’s easy to discover Terry Lane’s passion. A temporary staffer at Pitt, Lane has been in her administrative support position at the Katz Graduate School of Business only for a few weeks, but her office space already shows where her heart is. Intermingled with family photos are pictures of children she sponsors through several aid […]

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Pitt steam plant wins award >

February 19th, 2009

The Carrillo Street Steam Plant, a joint project of Pitt and UPMC, was named a three-star winner of the Enviro-Star Awards by the Allegheny County Health Department. The award was created in 1997 to honor pollution prevention practices of businesses and organizations in the county. “Three-star rankings are reserved for businesses and organizations that have […]

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Pitt's first Gates scholar named >

February 19th, 2009

University Honors College senior Katherine M. MacCord, an anthropology major with a minor in German, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. MacCord, who also is pursuing a certificate in conceptual foundations of medicine through the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, is the first Pitt student to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship since […]

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Healthy lifestyle event held >

February 19th, 2009

Members of the University community garnered plenty of tips for wellness during the Healthy Lifestyle Experience fair sponsored by Human Resources in conjunction with LifeSolutions. Participants were treated to chair massages and samples of healthful foods, and received health and nutrition screenings as part of the Feb. 17 event. Above, students from the School of […]

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