Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 41 Issue 10

UCSUR award applications sought >

January 22nd, 2009

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who was assistant director at the time of his death […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

Lt. governor to address Bradford grads >

January 22nd, 2009

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati will address the graduating Class of 2009 at Pitt-Bradford April 26. Scarnati, who recently was elected to his third term in the state Senate as the representative from the 25th District, assumed the lieutenant governor’s duties after the death of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll Nov. 12. Scarnati was elected […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

Four endowments funded at GSPIA >

January 22nd, 2009

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has announced the establishment of four endowments funded from alumni and faculty donations. The Elizabeth Rossman Student Resource Fund, created by alumna Elizabeth Rossman, will provide financial support to students in GSPIA who are enrolled in internships, with preference given to students whose internships are located […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

Expert predicts more discrimination suits nationally >

January 22nd, 2009

Pitt law Dean Mary Crossley said that new regulations under the recently enacted ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 likely will lead to expanded discrimination litigation nationally. “Because of the impact of previous Supreme Court and lower court decisions narrowly interpreting the ADA, these clarifications could have a significant impact on litigation under the ADA,” […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

UPB program receives grant >

January 22nd, 2009

Pitt-Bradford’s petroleum technology program has received $13,500 from an annual oil and gas industry charity auction for equipment and scholarships. Each full-time student in the program will receive $250 and each part-time student $125. Assad Panah, director of the petroleum technology program and professor of geology, said two desktop computers and a Trimble handheld computer […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

Definition of disability expanded >

January 22nd, 2009

Under a new federal law, some employees at Pitt may be eligible for job-related accommodations based on disabilities that previously were not covered by the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Whether the changes in the law will have a significant impact at Pitt remains to be seen, officials here said. ADA prohibits discrimination on […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

Pitt Confucius Institute honored >

January 22nd, 2009

The Chinese Ministry of Education’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) named Pitt’s Asian Studies Center’s Confucius Institute (CI-Pitt) as one of 20 Confucius Institutes of the Year last month. Established in 2007, CI-Pitt was the first Confucius Institute in Pennsylvania. Since then, CI-Pitt has experienced rapid growth — expanding from two to 10 […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10

Inauguration Day at Pitt >

January 22nd, 2009

In front of a TV was the place to be at noontime on Tuesday. Some classes were canceled and many TVs were tuned to inaugural coverage as members of the Pitt community gathered to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the nation’s 44th president. About 100 viewers gathered in the William Pitt Union Assembly […]

Feature,Volume 41 Issue 10