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Volume 41 Issue 10

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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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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