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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Katz recognized as CFA institution >

January 22nd, 2009

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business has been recognized as a CFA Program Partner Institution. Such recognition signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that the University’s curriculum is tied closely to professional practice and is well-suited in preparing students to sit for three levels of chartered financial analysts (CFA) examinations. The […]

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Expense/revenue report could be made public >

January 22nd, 2009

Public discussion of the University’s attribution report is “getting on track,” Senate budget policies committee chairman Richard Pratt told members at BPC’s Jan. 16 meeting. The report attributes revenues and expenses to the University’s academic units and other responsibility centers, including athletics. BPC has delayed inviting athletics director Steve Pederson to its meeting because the […]

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UPG high school math/science program funded >

January 22nd, 2009

Pitt-Greensburg has received a $10,000 grant from the McFeely-Rogers Foundation for a week-long summer science and math program for rising sophomores in the Greater Latrobe School District. The program will be offered this summer to 15 students who will be selected by their science and math teachers. Possible focuses include biology, physical science, chemistry, mathematics […]

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Some FMLA changes go into effect >

January 22nd, 2009

The University’s staff handbook has been revised to reflect changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that took effect Jan. 16. The updated FMLA clarifies employer and employee rights and responsibilities under FMLA and adds special provisions for military service members and their families. FMLA gives eligible workers up to 12 weeks […]

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Obituary: Jeanne Elaine Zborowski >

January 22nd, 2009

Jeanne Elaine Zborowski, senior research specialist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), died Jan. 16, 2008, following nearly two years of treatment for cancer. She was 57. A native of Monessen, Zborowski earned three degrees at Pitt, a BS in medical technology (1973), an MS in hematology (1984) […]

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