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Volume 41 Issue 18

Pinsky asks faculty reps to hold town hall meetings >

May 14th, 2009

The new president of the University Senate wants Faculty Assembly members to hold town meetings with their constituents. “One of the biggest challenges we have now and it will be even greater is to maintain a community voice in our common governance with the University administration,” President-elect Michael R. Pinsky told the May 5 Faculty […]

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Children's authors featured at UPG conference >

May 14th, 2009

Jacqueline Woodson, above, and Gary D. Schmidt, below, were featured authors at Pitt-Greensburg’s 2009 children’s literature conference, held May 1. Woodson, of Brooklyn, N.Y., recently received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. Among her books are Newbery Honor winners “Show Way,” “Feathers,” and “After Tupac and D Foster,” […]

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Balaban, Carr win Senate service award >

May 14th, 2009

Co-winners of the Award for Service in the University Senate were announced at yesterday's Senate Council meeting by Senate President John Baker, who praised the winners for their long history of dedicated service. Pictured, left to right, are Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, awardees Stephen L. Carr and Carey D. Balaban, and Baker. Balaban, of the […]

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Obituary: Virgil D. Cantini >

May 14th, 2009

Retired Pitt professor and internationally acclaimed enamelist and sculptor Virgil D. Cantini, whose work is on public display on the Pittsburgh campus and throughout the city, died May 2, 2009. The longtime Oakland resident was 90. A native of Italy, Cantini and his family emigrated to Weirton, W. Va., in the 1920s. He attended Carnegie […]

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Pitt 3,000 pounds lighter >

May 14th, 2009

Winners of the second MyHealth Weight Race were announced April 30 and teams’ final standings for the five Pitt campuses and the Mechanicsburg satellite are posted online at www.hr.pitt.edu/fitness/weightrace.htm. The race was sponsored by Pitt’s Fitness for Life program and UPMC Health Plan. According to race organizers, 739 participants signed up either as individuals or […]

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Staffer and brother establish fund for Holocaust studies >

May 14th, 2009

A new Pitt fund established in memory of a staff member’s father aims to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to be communicated to future generations of students. According to Thomas Golightly, senior executive director of development for the School of Arts and Sciences, University Honors College and College of General Studies, 55 […]

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