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Volume 37 Issue 17

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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UPT adds nursing degree >

April 28th, 2005

Beginning this fall, Pitt’s Titusville campus will offer an associate degree in nursing. The new program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study, with graduates earning an associate of science degree upon completion. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the state licensing exam to become registered nurses. In addition, the […]

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What makes Pitt’s commencement so colorful? >

April 28th, 2005

Tradition. For some it means wearing Steelers colors every fall game day. For others it means doing the laundry every Monday. Still others always go to brunch after church on Sundays, or always bowl on Wednesdays. But once every spring, a tradition born almost a millennium ago sprouts multi-colored wings on university campuses across the […]

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