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Volume 37 Issue 17

SAC announces officers’ slate >

April 28th, 2005

The slate of candidates for the Staff Association Council (SAC) officers has been announced. Running for re-election as president is Richard Colwell. He will be opposed by Barbara Mowery, former president of SAC. Incumbent Angela Peskie is running for vice president for marketing and communications against Kara Richardson, who serves on SAC’s marketing and communications […]

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Bellefield exercise facilities to expand >

April 28th, 2005

Faculty and staff irked by being shut out from the workout facilities at the Petersen Events Center soon will have more recreational options at Bellefield Hall. The Senate benefits and welfare committee, then chaired by Herbert Chesler, had argued during the Petersen Center’s construction and after its opening in 2003 that The Pete’s recreational facilities […]

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Semester at Sea seeks donations >

April 28th, 2005

After a 50-foot wave rocked the Semester at Sea ship in January, waylaying the vessel in Hawaii, the ship again steamed ahead and is expected to conclude its voyage today, April 28, in Fort Lauderdale. But overcoming adversity came at a cost: $1.5 million for additional expenses such as repairs to the program’s ship, the […]

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Making Pitt Work: Steamfitter Paul Werley goes underground >

April 28th, 2005

You can’t see it, but it’s there: Under Forbes and Fifth avenues and many of the streets in between and beyond, a spider web of pipes threaded through a maze of tunnels blows the cool breeze into Pittsburgh campus offices and classrooms when it’s hot and lets off steam to warm campus buildings when it’s […]

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BPC expects report on faculty salary raises >

April 28th, 2005

The final version of a report on faculty pay raises awarded last year is expected to be presented at the University Senate’s budget policies committee (BPC) meeting on May 13. A preliminary version of “Analysis of Salary Increases, Full-Time Continuing Faculty, FY 2004-2005,” was presented by Robert Pack, vice provost of academic planning and resources […]

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Innovation award winners chosen >

April 28th, 2005

The sixth annual Innovation in Education Awards, coordinated by the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, have been announced. Ten faculty projects focusing on innovative teaching approaches that can be adapted to other settings received grants from the Provost’s office totaling $118,000. Winners and the titles of their projects are: • Russell J. Clark, physics […]

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