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Volume 41 Issue 16

SAC applicant numbers may prompt bylaws change >

April 16th, 2009

An abundance of prospective members may prompt changes to Staff Association Council bylaws. SAC elections committee chair Annabelle Clippinger said the group has 16 applications for SAC membership, which if approved would raise the group to 79 members, four over the 75-member limit set by SAC bylaws. “We are at the juncture where we have […]

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Scholarship endowed at UPB >

April 16th, 2009

The children of Robert L. and Patricia A. Carlson have endowed a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford in their parents’ memory. The $10,000 gift from R. Michael and Susan Carlson, John P. and Terry Carlson, and Michael and Cathy Medden has been matched by the Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas Scholarship Challenge. Michael Carlson has served […]

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Going green: Green roofs >

April 16th, 2009

The growing season is fast approaching and as backyard gardeners prepare their plots for spring planting, Pitt is too, with some green spaces planned for some high and unlikely places. A 10,000-square-foot green roof is under construction as part of the Swanson School of Engineering’s $100 million Benedum Hall renovation and expansion project. Layers of […]

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UPB Energy Institute awarded $238k >

April 16th, 2009

Pitt-Bradford’s Energy Institute will receive $238,000 through the Omnibus Appropriations Act. The appropriation will support the launch of the Energy Institute’s economic development component and enhance its current workforce development activities. Pitt-Bradford established the Energy Institute last year in cooperation with the region’s energy industry to train workers, support the energy industry in establishing and […]

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Making Pitt work: Finals put Scantron, OMET to the test >

April 16th, 2009

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 7,000 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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Kids' books, games sought >

April 16th, 2009

The Pitt Volunteer Pool is sponsoring two drives to aid needy school-age children. For after-school programs in the local area, donation are needed for age-appropriate games such as Junior Scrabble, Twister, Sorry, Monopoly, Clue, Uno, Yahtze, Pictionary Jr. and checkers, as well as playing cards, lacing beads, Lego sets and math-skill games. The deadline for […]

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