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Volume 41 Issue 8

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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Obituary: Margaret Lucille Jonnet and Jo Ann R. Hartz >

December 4th, 2008

The Katz Graduate School of Business has been stunned by the unexpected deaths of administrative assistants Margie Jonnet and Jo Ann Hartz. Jonnet, 58, died Nov. 21, the day of the school’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon, an event she helped to establish. Colleagues said Jonnet came to work feeling poorly and quickly grew more ill. She […]

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2nd weight race goal: a healthier new year >

December 4th, 2008

On the heels of the Pitt Steps It Up activity challenge is another competition to encourage Pitt faculty and staff to develop and maintain healthier lifestyles. A new MyHealth Weight Race will kick off Jan. 18 and wrap up with final weigh-ins the week of April 12. The 12-week program is similar to last year’s […]

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Your handwriting: Putting the analysis to the test >

December 4th, 2008

Certified handwriting analyst Mary C. “Mitzie” Biertempfel agreed to provide “quickie” analyses of handwriting samples taken from three well-known Pitt volunteers: Richard Colwell, president of the Staff Association Council; Patricia D. Kroboth, dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Stephen P. Zupcic, coordinator of Pitt’s Volunteer Pool. Biertempfel was not told whose handwriting she was […]

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