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Volume 41 Issue 20

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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Report compares faculty, librarian salaries with AAU peers >

June 11th, 2009
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PACWC receives Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award >

June 11th, 2009

The 2009 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award was presented yesterday at Senate Council to the Provost’s advisory committee on women’s concerns (PACWC). The award is given annually to the outstanding Pitt program area that, or individual who, has made a significant contribution in affirmative action. The award selection committee recognized the 19-member PACWC “for the role […]

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PBS policy not followed universally, report indicates >

June 11th, 2009

Pitt’s planning and budgeting system’s established policies and processes are not being followed universally, according to a University Senate committee. “A responsibility of the budget polices committee, along with the Staff Association Council, is to monitor the implementation of the planning and budgeting system,” Philip Wion told Faculty Assembly June 2. “This year the committee […]

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University seeking return of $21.25 million last-minute investment >

June 11th, 2009

In an attempt to reduce the University’s potential losses, Pitt lawyers are arguing for the return of $21.25 million that was sent to an investment firm just as the fund operators’ apparent misappropriation of investors’ funds was being uncovered. Pitt wired the money to Connecticut-based WG Trading Co. on Feb. 6, just days before regulators […]

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