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Volume 41 Issue 10

SAC president addresses staff layoff rumors >

January 22nd, 2009

Staff Association Council (SAC) President Rich Colwell said that no staff layoffs are expected despite the bleak economic situation at the University and elsewhere. Pitt has been forced to take cost-cutting measures as a result of cutbacks in commonwealth funding. (See Jan. 8 University Times.) “We have heard some rumors about layoffs. We have been […]

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Lack of time, not money, may close Pitt stock club >

January 22nd, 2009

The University’s Stock of the Month club has liquidated its assets and officers are debating the group’s future. Founded in 1960, the group exists to give faculty and staff the opportunity to have fun while learning about stocks and investing in joint portfolios. Since its inception, club members contributed $10 each month toward each active […]

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Emergency exceptions in FERPA clarified >

January 22nd, 2009

The fatal Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 focused new attention on the federal law that protects student privacy rights. Now the U.S. Department of Education has issued a new guide that seeks to elucidate — rather than alter significantly — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. The new regulations, issued by the […]

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Presby recognized for electronic records system >

January 22nd, 2009

UPMC Presbyterian has been recognized by the leading health care technology industry organization for its advanced use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), achieving a technology and patient safety distinction earned by only 24 of more than 5,700 U.S. hospitals. UPMC Presbyterian joins Children’s Hospital as a “stage 6” hospital, according to HIMSS Analytics, […]

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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 […]

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