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Volume 41 Issue 17

Annual United Way drive raises nearly $562k >

April 30th, 2009

Results have been tallied for the University’s 2008 United Way campaign. The fund drive, which kicked off in October, garnered $561,904 in pledges. More than half came in the form of “leadership gifts,” or donations of $1,000 or more. This year, 195 individuals stepped up to pledge a total of $306,503 in leadership giving. Faculty […]

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U.S. News ranks graduate programs >

April 30th, 2009

Rankings for Pitt’s business, education, law and medical schools improved, while the engineering school’s ranking dipped slightly in U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of the nation’s top graduate schools. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in these five major disciplines, using quality indicators such as peer assessments, entering students’ test scores, faculty/student […]

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UPG expands freshman scholarships >

April 30th, 2009

To assist more students during these difficult economic times, Pitt-Greensburg has increased the number of scholarships for incoming freshmen while also holding the line on tuition. Tuition at Pitt-Greensburg will remain at $11,012 for in-state students and $20,572 for out-of-state students for the next academic year. (See related story this issue.) The amount of scholarship […]

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Open enrollment continues through May 13 >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt employees will see some increases in health insurance costs and co-pays in the coming plan year along with some decreases in premiums for those who carry optional life or accidental death insurance. Details on changes to the University’s benefits package were sent to employees’ campus office addresses last week as the annual open enrollment […]

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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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