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Volume 41 Issue 20

UPJ makes 100% effort to help new grads find jobs, grad school >

June 11th, 2009

The clock is ticking at Pitt-Johnstown as a summer-long “100 Days —100 Percent” initiative aims to ensure that recent graduates have the campus Career Services office’s undivided attention as they seek employment or further education. UPJ President Jem Spectar, who touted the initiative in his remarks at the campus’s April 25 commencement ceremony, said, “We […]

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Clarification >

June 11th, 2009

Clarification A proposal under consideration by the Staff Association Council benefits committee, if approved by the University, would expand Pitt’s sick leave policy to allow volunteer donations of sick days to a common pool for use by other staff who have exhausted their time-off options but who are not ready to return to work for […]

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Alum donates Japanese woodblocks >

June 11th, 2009

Pitt alumnus Barry Rosensteel (EDUC ’76) has donated more than 100 rare Japanese woodblock prints to Pitt’s University Library System. The prints, produced between the 18th and 20th centuries, represent Japanese culture in depictions of landscape, history and theatre. The 126 he is donating to the University, valued at $115,000, will be known as the […]

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Pitt to buy Concordia Club >

June 11th, 2009

The trustees’ property and facilities committee on Monday approved the University’s purchase of the Concordia Club as part of some $70 million in construction and renovation projects that will include the relocation of Pitt’s mailing services, surplus property, central receiving and movers from their current leased location at the Lexington Tech Park Warehouse to Pitt’s […]

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Car-free Fridays launched >

June 11th, 2009

Bike Pittsburgh is leading an initiative to encourage drivers to leave their cars parked at home one day a week. A Car-Free Fridays kick-off event is set for 8-10 a.m. Friday at Schenley Plaza. Free breakfast is available for those arriving on foot or by bike or bus. The kick-off event also features speakers and […]

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Distinguished Professors named >

June 11th, 2009

John R. Beverley, professor of Hispanic languages and literatures, and Roger Hendrix, professor of biological sciences, have been named Distinguished Professors, the highest honor that can be accorded to a member of the professorship. Harvey Borovetz, professor and chair of the Department of Bioengineering in the Swanson School of Engineering, previously had been named Distinguished […]

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