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Volume 37 Issue 14

SAC elects 2 interim officers >

March 17th, 2005

The Staff Association Council (SAC) elected two members last week to serve the remaining terms of officers who resigned in January. Gwen Watkins was elected SAC vice president for steering. (See feature story on Watkins.) Angela Peskie was elected vice president for marketing and communications. Their interim terms run until the regular officer elections, which […]

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SAC to offer CPR, first aid classes >

March 17th, 2005

One-session CPR and basic first aid training classes, sponsored by the Staff Association Council (SAC) through Pitt’s Student Health Services, are being offered to Pitt employees and their families. Courses include: • Heart saver with AED, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 360 Benedum Hall. Fee: $25. The heart saver/AED (automatic external defibrillator) class covers adult […]

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Making Pitt work: Gwen Watkins’s passion for the community >

March 17th, 2005

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 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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Medical School awarded geriatric psychiatry grant >

March 17th, 2005

The Department of Psychiatry in Pitt’s medical school has been awarded a newly created Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation, one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of geriatric research. The center in geriatric psychiatry is the second Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence designated at Pitt; in 2001, […]

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Office of International Services offers tax help >

March 17th, 2005

For the first time, the Office of International Services (OIS) is making available to all international students, scholars, faculty and staff software designed to assist with income tax filing. The program, called CINTAX: Complete International Tax Preparation, is a web-based software program designed for “nonresident aliens” to prepare U.S. federal income tax Forms 1040NR and […]

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Affirmative action award nominations due April 22 >

March 17th, 2005

April 22 is the nomination deadline for the 2005 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented “to the outstanding University of Pittsburgh program area or individual that has made a significant contribution in affirmative action.” Program areas receive a strong preference over individuals in the selection process. For purposes of the award, affirmative action […]

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Memorial reception: Herbert Rosenkranz >

March 17th, 2005

A memorial reception will be held for Herbert Rosenkranz, professor emeritus of environmental and occupational health at the Graduate School of Public Health, at 3:30 p.m. today, March 17, in the Concordia Club, 4024 O’Hara Street. Rosenkranz, who died last November, served as chair of GSPH’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health from 1990 to […]

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New library tool aids medical researchers >

March 17th, 2005

The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) has developed an interactive educational module on the Internet to make biomedical literature searches more thorough. “The Responsible Literature Searching for Research” shows clinical researchers how to locate scientific literature for producing sound research studies and protecting human subjects from harm, according to library officials. “With the explosion of […]

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Trustees committee okays capital projects >

March 17th, 2005

Pitt’s Board of Trustees budget committee okayed four capital budget projects this week, including purchase of the University Club and construction of a new undergraduate dormitory. The trustees property and facilities committee approved the four projects last month (see March 3 University Times); the action of the budget committee was necessary to approve funding as […]

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