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Volume 41 Issue 18

GSPH sale raises money for Wei scholarship >

May 14th, 2009

The Graduate School of Public Health raised $3,468 at a May 1 art and jewelry sale fundraiser to benefit the Evelyn H. Wei Memorial Scholarship Award in Epidemiology. This year’s event, which featured works handmade by faculty, staff and friends of GSPH, brings the total to $30,319 raised for the scholarship since 2004. The scholarship […]

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Dixon tops list of Pitt's highest paid >

May 14th, 2009
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Benefits fairs presented >

May 14th, 2009

Benefits vendors, Human Resources staff and providers of discounted services to Pitt employees were on hand to answer questions at benefits fairs held in conjunction with the University’s April 23-May 13 benefits open enrollment period. Representatives from retirement investment firm TIAA-CREF, top; vision insurance provider Davis Vision, center, and PNC Bank, which offers discounts to […]

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TAFC rejects proposed med school tenure clock changes >

May 14th, 2009

A proposal to change the tenure clock for basic science faculty in the School of Medicine from the standard seven years to 10 years has been rejected by a University Senate committee. Senate President John Baker at the May 5 Faculty Assembly reported that the tenure and academic freedom committee (TAFC) has recommended not altering […]

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Pitt posts H1N1 flu info >

May 14th, 2009

Pitt is posting updates on the H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, outbreak at www.pitt.edu/swine-flu/index.html. The web site includes the latest news; information on Pitt and UPMC resources; local, state and federal government plans; travel advisories, as well as links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization and the Allegheny […]

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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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