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Volume 41 Issue 9

New weight race features “food raiser” >

January 8th, 2009

The new year brings the chance for a fresh commitment to healthier living. Registration for Pitt’s second MyHealth Weight Race is underway by logging onto MyHealth OnLine at www.upmchealthplan.com and clicking on the weight race icon. The new 12-week competition starts Jan. 26, with final weigh-ins the week of April 15. Information on the race […]

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Pitt appeals OSHA citation >

January 8th, 2009

Pitt has appealed a citation issued by a federal agency as the result of an incident in a University laboratory. On Sept. 24, lab worker Patricia Boyle was bitten on her right hand while feeding a macaque monkey, requiring hand surgery and a lengthy stay in the hospital. Following an investigation, the U.S. Occupational Health […]

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Money woes: Ailing state budget a bad omen for appropriation >

January 8th, 2009

In October, Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced that more than $7.25 million (4.25 percent of Pitt’s appropriation) would be withheld from the University’s final appropriation payment of the fiscal year if the state’s financial picture didn’t improve. Following a dismal mid-year budget report, in December Rendell increased the freeze to Pitt and its fellow state-related […]

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U.S. News: Pitt ranks 13th among U.S. publics >

January 8th, 2009

Pitt placed 13th among U.S. public universities and 35th among all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report’s first World’s Best Colleges and Universities rankings. The University also is listed among the top 100 universities worldwide. The rankings are based on data from the Times Higher Education-QS Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings, produced in association with […]

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Money woes: Pitt cuts costs >

January 8th, 2009

Belt-tightening is a necessity on college campuses this season and Pitt is no exception. Executive pay has been frozen, hiring decisions are being scrutinized and classroom resources are being consolidated as the University responds to uncertain economic times. A second round of budget cuts in Harrisburg is likely to lop additional amounts from Pitt’s budget […]

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40-year staffers mark 720 years of Pitt service >

January 8th, 2009

The year was 1968. Wesley Posvar was chancellor. Civil rights demonstrations and student activism against the Vietnam War continued on campus. The new Hillman Library opened its doors and fundraising was underway for a Learning Research and Development Center building. The University Center for International Studies and the Department of Black Studies were established. On […]

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SAC to establish fundraising group >

January 8th, 2009

The Staff Association Council (SAC) will establish a fundraising arm. SAC also announced it will seek to have a council member assigned to a standing provost’s committee. Those were among the developments discussed at SAC’s Dec. 10 meeting. The SAC steering committee, which comprises officers and standing committee chairs and co-chairs, has formed an ad […]

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