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Volume 38 Issue 16

April 20 SAC assembly to focus on health care >

April 13th, 2006

“Taking Care of Your Health Care” is the theme for the Staff Association Council’s (SAC) spring assembly. The assembly is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 20 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Representatives from several Pitt units and various health agencies will be offering advice and making short presentations on their services. Presenters […]

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Rockefeller Foundation head to address commencement >

April 13th, 2006

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation and the first woman to head an Ivy League school, will address Pitt’s April 30 commencement. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center. Prior to becoming president of the Rockefeller Foundation, Rodin served as the seventh president of her alma mater, the University […]

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Pitt, SEIU agree to five-year pact >

April 13th, 2006

Pitt and its service worker employees have agreed to a five-year contract that features a new training fund to be paid for by the University. The 350 custodians, mechanics, groundskeepers and maintenance workers at Pitt are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 3. They had been working on monthly contract extensions since […]

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Students win three major scholarships >

April 13th, 2006
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Pitt needs consumer advocate for health plan, Assembly says >

April 13th, 2006

Should Pitt and the UPMC Health Plan name a consumer advocate for Pitt employees? Faculty Assembly believes so. Last week Assembly voted unanimously to accept the report of an ad hoc committee, chaired by health law professor Nathan Hershey, on consumer satisfaction with UPMC. The committee was appointed to follow up on concerns raised at […]

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Books, Journals & More

A closer look: Sandra Jordan >

April 13th, 2006

Pitt law professor and alumna Sandra Jordan is a former assistant U.S. attorney and a former member of the prosecution team in the Iran-Contra trials. She’s taught Pitt law students since 1989 and now Jordan is expanding her reach with a new textbook, “White Collar Crime: Cases, Materials and Problems,” co-authored with J. Kelly Strader […]

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A closer look: Kathleen George >

April 13th, 2006

What do theatre and fiction have in common? This deceptively simple question switched Pitt theatre arts professor Kathleen George into deep scholarly mode. When she emerged, a preface, four chapters and a conclusion later — 231 pages in all — she had her answer in a newly published book, “Winter’s Tales: Reflections on the Novelistic […]

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