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Volume 37 Issue 15

Senate announces election candidates >

March 31st, 2005

This year’s candidate slates for Faculty Assembly and for membership on the University Senate’s 15 standing committees are set. 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 […]

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Pitt will reimburse internationals’ fee >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt now will reimburse students and researchers from foreign countries who have to pay a new $100 federal fee to work or study here. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee was instituted Sept. 1, 2004, to pay for the increased costs of maintaining information on international students and exchange visitors. SEVIS was […]

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Upward Bound faces federal budget ax >

March 31st, 2005

Lobbying efforts are underway at Pitt to save the community outreach program Upward Bound, which is targeted for elimination in President George Bush’s 2005 budget. Also on the chopping block is another federally funded community program at the University, the National Youth Sports Program. (See March 17 University Times.) Advocacy efforts such as letter writing […]

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Race, gender inequities aren’t the only barriers to success >

March 31st, 2005

“I’m sure 99 percent of parents love their children equally. But do they treat them equally? I seriously doubt it,” said a national expert on the influence of family home life on adult success. “We love our kids equally, but sometimes that love blinds us to actual inequalities within the family.” Dalton Conley, professor of […]

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Making Pitt work: Library preservationists save books >

March 31st, 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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Pitt prof aids Indonesian tsunami victims >

March 31st, 2005

This week’s earthquake in Indonesia was a sharp reminder of the December earthquake that spawned the tsunami in the same region, leaving as many as 300,000 dead or missing. One Pitt professor is determined that Pittsburgh and its people will remember the tsunami victims by forging a sister city relationship with communities in Aceh, the […]

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