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Volume 41 Issue 21

Reach the Beach activity challenge begins >

June 25th, 2009

Surf’s up! A new summer-themed physical activity challenge, “Reach the Beach,” kicks off with registration today through June 30. Sponsored by the School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity (HPA) and the Benefits office, the program is open to faculty and staff at Pitt’s five campuses and the Mechanicsburg satellite location. Research associates, […]

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Manners awardees announced >

June 25th, 2009

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has announced the winners of the ninth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. The awards were established in memory of the center’s assistant director, who died in 2000. UCSUR offers annual awards in two categories: research development grants to support pilot research in the social, […]

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State budget stalemate likely to delay Pitt budget >

June 25th, 2009

Passage of a University budget for fiscal year 2010 appears once again to be delayed by the lack of a budget agreement in Harrisburg. With less than a week to go in the fiscal year, state lawmakers appear to be nowhere near an agreement on Pennsylvania’s FY10 budget. Despite the fact that a House bill […]

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Fall food drive planned >

June 25th, 2009

The University Senate’s community relations committee (CRC) plans to partner with the Student Government Board (SGB) to develop a fall University-wide food drive and to meet in Johnstown with members of the Pitt-Johnstown community to compare notes on faculty and staff community-related initiatives. Other committee agenda items for the 2009-10 academic year call for a […]

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Current appropriation bill has articulation strings attached >

June 25th, 2009

A bill introduced June 15 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would provide a state appropriation of $160.49 million and allocate $10.244 million in federal stimulus funding to Pitt. However, as HB1711 currently reads, the money comes with strings attached. The funds are contingent upon Pitt entering into articulation agreements with community colleges and State […]

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CSSD projects earn honors >

June 25th, 2009

In recognition of innovations that addressed campus safety and enhanced software application delivery to University computer labs, two Pitt projects have been recognized in the International Data Group’s (IDG) Computerworld honors program. Pitt earned a Laureate Medal for its Emergency Notification System, which offers rapid communication to subscribers through text messaging and voice mail, in […]

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Pitt endowment at $1.8B, lower value won't affect distributions >

June 25th, 2009

Although the value of Pitt’s endowment has fallen from a year ago, University policy is ensuring that next year’s distributions from the fund will equal the amount disbursed this fiscal year, University Treasurer Amy K. Marsh told the Senate budget policies committee (BPC) last week. Pitt’s formula for endowment spending calls for the University to […]

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