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Volume 37 Issue 20

UPB gets technology grant >

June 9th, 2005

Pitt-Bradford was one of 31 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a 2005 HP Technology for Teaching grant. The $73,500 award is designed to improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. Each of the recipients of the HP Technology for Teaching grants, which were allocated through a competitive grant process, will use […]

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ULS gets Japanese collection >

June 9th, 2005

Pitt’s University Library System (ULS) recently has received a book and periodical collection valued at more than $1.5 million from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., formerly Mitsui Bank, in Tokyo. The Mitsui Collection contains 64,199 volumes written in Japanese and Western languages and contains information from the mid-19th to the late-20th centuries. The collection encompasses the […]

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Pitt to end pact with Semester at Sea program >

June 9th, 2005

Pitt and the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) reportedly have reached an agreement in principle that could end their squabbles over Pitt’s decision to drop academic sponsorship of the ISE Semester at Sea program. Pitt notified ISE May 2 that the University was ending its 24-year role as SAS’s academic sponsor on May 3, 2007, […]

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OBITUARY: Kathryn Heidt >

June 9th, 2005

Law professor Kathryn R. Heidt, 51, died on May 24, 2005, of complications from heart surgery. She had been a member of the Pitt law faculty since 1995. “She really was a pioneer at the intersection of bankruptcy and environmental law,” said Dean David Herring. “Her work will be missed in both our commercial and […]

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Faculty surprised, angry that shipboard program is cut >

June 9th, 2005

Faculty members at Tuesday’s Faculty Assembly expressed surprise at learning about a lawsuit filed against the University by the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), which was triggered by Pitt’s May 2 decision to terminate sponsorship of the Semester at Sea (SAS) program. (See related story.) They also expressed anger and indignation at learning about the […]

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Accord reached in athletic ticket suit >

June 9th, 2005

Pitt’s Department of Athletics and a group of men’s basketball season ticket holders have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving a re-seating policy. Under the settlement, affected ticket holders would be able to retain their current seats for the next five seasons if they meet specified donor levels. The athletics department policy, […]

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Compensation figures for UPP, UPMC top earners released >

June 9th, 2005

Compensation figures for highly paid officials at the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan, UPMC Corporate (1,944 employees who have system-wide duties) and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (UPMC’s largest unit) were released last week for fiscal year 2003-04, which ended June 30, 2004. IRS form 990, a public document, requires tax-exempt, private corporations to file […]

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Colwell re-elected as SAC president >

June 9th, 2005

Winners of the officers elections for the Staff Association Council (SAC) were announced yesterday, June 8, by SAC elections committee chair Betty Homonai. Re-elected as president is Richard Colwell. Gwendolyn Watkins, who ran unopposed, continues as vice president for steering. Incumbent Angela Peskie won the election for vice president for marketing and communications. Carol Hodgkiss, […]

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