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Volume 41 Issue 17

Virtual economic research group formed >

April 30th, 2009

A new multidisciplinary virtual research community — the Industry Studies Association — has been established at Pitt. The association bills itself as the first in the nation to bridge academic scholarship and industry in an effort to address the economic crisis. The association brings together, through a web-based community, researchers from universities nationwide who have […]

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Blue, Gold & Green sustainability festival held >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt’s commitment to a sustainable environment predates most efforts at greening campuses and neighborhoods, a high-ranking official said at a symposium here last week. “The University of Pittsburgh has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Renny Clark, vice chancellor for community initiatives and the chancellor’s chief of staff. “It really was memorialized 20 years […]

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Five UPMC docs make Top Docs list all eight years >

April 30th, 2009

With the release of the May issue of Pittsburgh Magazine, five UPMC physicians share the distinction of being named in eight consecutive “Top Doctors” lists published by the magazine. They are among a group of 103 UPMC and UPMC-affiliated physicians who comprise 78 percent of this year’s list. The five who have been honored on […]

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Undergraduate tuition frozen at regionals >

April 30th, 2009

There will be no undergraduate tuition increases at Pitt’s regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville next year, the University announced April 20. In making the announcement of the regionals’ tuition freeze, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg stated, “Particularly in these difficult times, the University is sensitive to the difficult task of balancing our own […]

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Immersion MBA to be offered at UPG >

April 30th, 2009

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business will offer the new Katz Immersion MBA (KIMBA) at the Greensburg campus beginning in September. The KIMBA program is the first master’s degree to be offered at Pitt-Greensburg. Designed for working professionals, the program will provide an intensive MBA education by immersing students in coursework for three […]

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Pitt FY10 budget process continues >

April 30th, 2009

The University’s fiscal year 2010 budget continues to take shape even as legislators in Harrisburg deal with their own budget woes. University Senate budget policies committee (BPC) chair Richard Pratt at an April 17 BPC meeting said the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) could recommend a budget at its next meeting. UPBC is scheduled […]

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Correction >

April 30th, 2009

Due to incorrect information provided to the University Times, the name of a Provost’s innovation grant winner was incorrect in the April 16 issue. Her name is G. Elisabeta Marai.

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Provost addresses BPC in closed session >

April 30th, 2009

Provost James V. Maher addressed the Senate budget policies committee April 17 in closed session. BPC chair Richard Pratt said the provost used the time to review with the committee issues the University is facing as well as the status of its various major revenue sources including investment income, research grants, tuition and the state […]

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Matilda Theiss Center gets CASA award >

April 30th, 2009

The Matilda Theiss Child Development Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has received the Children’s Voice Award from the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County. CASA instituted the Children’s Voice Award to recognize individuals and organizations making a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in the Pittsburgh community. […]

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