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Volume 38 Issue 16

U.S. News rankings included Pitt programs >

April 13th, 2006

Several Pitt disciplines and subspecialties were included among the nation’s top graduate schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using quality indicators such as peer assessments, entering students’ test scores, faculty/student ratios and reputation ratings drawn […]

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A closer look: Maureen Passmore >

April 13th, 2006

In 1997, Maureen Passmore, then an undergraduate at Penn State, participated in a study abroad program to Ukraine, expanding on an interest originating in a class in Ukrainian culture and civilization. She found the Ukrainian people were still in recovery mode from the totalitarian Soviet Union, which had split up less than an decade earlier. […]

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Researchers borrow speed dating concept >

April 13th, 2006

Name tags attached and note paper in hand, eight eager members of the University community sat face to face in parallel rows and awaited the start of what organizers say may be among the world’s first speed-networking opportunities aimed at connecting like-minded researchers. Modeled after the popular speed dating concept in which participants rotate through […]

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A closer look: Joseph A. Luxbacher >

April 13th, 2006

Pitt’s men’s soccer coach is not only a veteran soccer player, but along the way has become a veteran writer as well. Joseph A. Luxbacher’s third edition of “Soccer Steps to Success” updates earlier editions of the book, which focuses on building soccer skills in youth and intermediate-level players. The old adage “write what you […]

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Do you Sudoku? Doesn’t everyone? >

April 13th, 2006
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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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