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Volume 41 Issue 16

Faculty Assembly candidates slate set >

April 16th, 2009

Candidates for openings on Faculty Assembly have been announced. Electronic balloting for new members continues through April 24. Newly elected members to Faculty Assembly serve the first year of their three-year terms on the Assembly; during their second and third years, they serve on both the faculty-only Assembly and on Senate Council, which includes faculty, […]

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CLAS gets Brazil seminar grant >

April 16th, 2009

Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has received an $83,968 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays group project abroad program. The grant will allow 13 social studies and art teachers from public and private secondary schools in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to participate in a five-week seminar project in Brazil that […]

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Don't toss that sofa! >

April 16th, 2009

Is it time again for spring cleaning? Don’t put that old chair or sofa out on the curb. An Oakland nonprofit organization is helping to clean up areas near Pitt’s campus by recycling cast-off furniture — and welcomes contributions from Pitt staff and faculty. Each year, as Pitt students vacate their off-campus residences at the […]

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UPJ to offer principal's certificate >

April 16th, 2009

Johnstown area educators soon will be able to expand their credentials through a new master’s-level program at Pitt-Johnstown. Beginning this summer, UPJ will offer a Leadership Initiative for Transforming Schools (LIFTS) K-12 principal certificate program. The program will be offered in cooperation with the School of Education. This 15-month program will include course combinations of […]

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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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