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Volume 41 Issue 19

1st designated smoking spot established >

May 28th, 2009

A designated smoking area, the first approved since the University adopted a revised smoking policy in September 2007, has been established outside the Graduate School of Public Health. Signs have been posted on the exterior of Parran Hall to direct smokers to the designated area on the North Bouquet Street side of the building. Inside, […]

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Oakland fresh produce options expand >

May 28th, 2009

Summertime means fresh produce season and Pitt employees have more options than ever for purchasing local goodies. The Oakland Farmers’ Market returns June 19 with a dozen or so vendors featuring homegrown and homemade local products such as fresh produce, cut flowers, free-range eggs, artisan cheeses, baked goods, salsa, homemade pierogies and various grass- and […]

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Faculty elected to Senate committees >

May 28th, 2009

Winners of the election for seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees have been announced. Voting by Faculty Assembly members for three open slots on each committee concluded May 15. Members are elected for three-year terms beginning July 1. The winners are: • Admissions and student aid: Linda Dudjak, nursing; Robin Kear, University Library […]

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ULS digitizes labor cartoons >

May 28th, 2009

The University Library System (ULS) has digitized and mounted online work by former United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) staff cartoonist Fred Wright. The web site, “Drawing on the American Labor Movement” (http://images.library.pitt.edu/f/fredwright/), features the entirety of Wright’s “Labor History” series in addition to a sampling of his other works. Wright’s “Labor […]

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New SAC members approved >

May 28th, 2009

The Staff Association Council announced that 17 staff have been approved by Human Resources to join SAC. New members serve as associate members for six months. Associates are non-voting members, who can serve on SAC standing committees as members or co-chairs. The new members are: • Megan Burka, rheumatology/School of Medicine; • Paula Carpinelli, purchasing/Budget […]

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