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Volume 41 Issue 19

NAACP president exhorts Pitt law grads to improve on U.S. Constitution >

May 28th, 2009

“You already know the breadth and the limits of our Constitution,” Benjamin Todd Jealous told the 2009 graduates of the School of Law at a May 15 ceremony. “The greatest question before you now, the one that will define your personal legacy, is: What will you do with the privilege and the power you are […]

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Opinions sought on proposed bus changes >

May 28th, 2009

The Port Authority of Allegheny County’s transit routes are getting a makeover and now is the time for riders and interested others to put in their 2 cents’ worth on the concepts being considered. The Port Authority is accepting public feedback through June and, after additional public review in late summer, expects to present a […]

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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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