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Volume 41 Issue 8

New web site created for reporting smoking concerns >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt’s Clean Air Initiative has created a web site (www.ehs.pitt.edu/contact/concern.html) as a way for the University community to report safety and health-related concerns. The goals of the Clean Air Initiative are to address problems related to smoking and tobacco use on the Pittsburgh campus, including reducing the rate of smoking campus-wide; changing the social norms […]

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Trustees freeze pay for chancellor, senior administrators >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt trustees are holding the line on the salaries of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and the University’s senior administration. In a compensation committee teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3, committee chair Ralph J. Cappy said, “Based on both performance and benchmarking it is clear that Chancellor Nordenberg and other senior officers merit a substantial salary increase.” […]

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New study-abroad program launched >

December 4th, 2008

The Study Abroad Office has developed a new initiative called Pitt MAP, or Pitt multi-region academic program. The program will launch in spring 2010 with a semester-long trip to Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Beijing. The theme for the 2010 trip is State Memory/Private Lives. The curriculum will address the ways in which memory systems […]

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University recognizes long-time staff >

December 4th, 2008

Staff being honored for long-term service to the University will gather at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 4, for a recognition ceremony and reception at the William Pitt Union. Pitt will recognize those staffers who reached 20, 30, 40 and 40+ years of employment in 2008. The lists of names of those staff members with 40+, […]

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Knapp Room to be dedicated at Hillman Library >

December 4th, 2008

A plaque and portrait etching will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 as a room on Hillman Library’s ground floor is dedicated in honor of Amy E. Knapp, University Library System librarian and School of Information Sciences adjunct faculty member, who died May 31 following a battle with cancer. Knapp earned her bachelor’s degree, […]

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Your handwriting: What can it reveal about you? >

December 4th, 2008

You’ve heard the expression, “dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.” But did you know that some people believe that how you dot your I’s and cross your T’s says a lot about your personality? According to long-time Pitt and UPMC staff member Mary C. “Mitzie” Biertempfel, who is a certified handwriting analyst, your handwriting […]

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Obituary: Ana M. Guzman >

December 4th, 2008

Ana M. Guzman, retired associate vice chancellor of Facilities Management, died Dec. 1, 2008, following a brief illness. During her tenure leading Facilities Management from 1996 until 2005, Guzman presided over an unprecedented era of expansion on Pitt’s five campuses. After her retirement, Guzman continued her association with the University, serving as a consultant as […]

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BPC seeks release of revenue/expense report >

December 4th, 2008

The Senate budget policies committee will seek public release of the University’s attribution report to facilitate a hoped-for meeting with Pitt’s athletic director. The report attributes revenues and expenses to the University’s academic units and other responsibility centers, including athletics. BPC reviewed a draft of the report in executive session at its May 12 meeting […]

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