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Volume 35 Issue 8

Dec. 18 is deadline for staff award nominations >

December 5th, 2002

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding Pitt staff members for the annual Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award for Staff. The service award, the highest award that Pitt grants to staff members, honors staff who demonstrate dedication to their units and community service beyond their job responsibilities. All classified full- and part-time staff […]

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SAC book award winners announced >

December 5th, 2002

The inaugural winners of the Staff Association Council's (SAC) Book Fund for Children of Staff were announced yesterday at the long-term staff annual reception. The annual book fund provides financial assistance toward the purchase of books for selected undergraduates attending any of the five Pitt campuses whose parent or legal guardian is a Pitt staff […]

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Pitt ranks 23rd in chemical engineering federal support >

December 5th, 2002

According to a recent edition of Chemical and Engineering News (C & E News), Pitt was ranked 23rd in the United States in federal support for chemical engineering research and development during the 2000 fiscal year. For its report, C & E News cited "Academic Research and Development Expenditures," a 2002 study by the National […]

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Pitt expected to be hub of Senior Olympics games >

December 5th, 2002

Pitt's Petersen Events Center is expected to be the hub for the 2005 Summer National Senior Games — the Senior Olympics — which organizers predict will draw 12,000 athletes aged 50 and older to compete in 18 sports ranging from horseshoes to high jumping. The games are set for June 3-18, 2005. The Petersen Center […]

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University Press book wins award >

December 5th, 2002

A University of Pittsburgh Press-published book has received this year's Best Book Prize from the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). "Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America," by Carmen Diana Deere and Magdalena Leon, was named the best-book winner last month.The book is a volume in the Pitt Latin American […]

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Recommendations made to improve Pitt's planning and budget system >

December 5th, 2002

The University Planning and Budgeting System (UPBS) still has its problems, according to the latest evaluation of the 10-year-old system. Surveys of the full Pitt faculty — as well as administrators, faculty, staff and students who serve on system committees — found that many people here don't know about UPBS and its activities, and some […]

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Hillman offers extended hours during exams >

December 5th, 2002

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term reading/exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, until 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. During the 24-hour schedule, admittance from midnight to 7 a.m. will be by Pitt ID only. Services available during all hours of operation: Current […]

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