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Volume 41 Issue 17

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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FY 2010 Open Enrollment >

April 30th, 2009

Open enrollment for the July 2009 – June 2010 health plan year will run through Wednesday, May 13. Packets have been sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff. This information should be carefully reviewed even if you do not plan to make any changes to your elections. In accordance with IRS regulations, plan sponsors […]

Volume 41 Issue 17

Senate committee slates announced >

April 30th, 2009

This year’s slate of candidates for seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees has been set. There are three openings on each committee. Voting by Faculty Assembly members will take place May 4-15. For more information, contact the Senate office at 4-6505. • Admissions and student aid: Ray Jones, business; Linda Dudjak, nursing; Robin […]

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Commencement 2009 >

April 30th, 2009

With a folksy, hometown manner sprinkled with humor, an internationally prominent scientist gave newly minted Pitt graduates his advice on pathways to success at the April 26 commencement convocation. Pitt alumnus, Pittsburgh native and National Medal of Science awardee Bert W. O’Malley, a pioneering researcher in the field of biological sciences, told the University’s newest […]

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Two new web-based graduate programs to begin >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt is extending its programmatic reach into cyberspace by offering two graduate degree programs that can be earned online in toto. The University is launching the pilot programs in education and nursing this fall through its new Pitt Online web site (www.online.pitt.edu), part of the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE). The goal, […]

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Pinsky wins Senate presidency >

April 30th, 2009

Michael R. Pinsky of the School of Medicine has won the election for president of the University Senate. Pinsky is professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering, translational and clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and anesthesiology. He is a former Senate vice president. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was re-elected vice president, and Lisa Marie […]

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