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Volume 41 Issue 8

New signage directs Hillman Library patrons >

December 4th, 2008

Bright new signs are helping library patrons find their way at Hillman Library. Located mainly on the ground level and first floor, signs stenciled on walls and wrapped around structural pillars in bold red, orange, green and blue have replaced an understated color scheme. “It was so beige,” said librarian Jeff Wisniewski, who said the […]

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Making Pitt Work: Josh Cochran >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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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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