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Volume 35 Issue 17

Senate committee members elected >

May 1st, 2003

The following faculty members have been elected to three-year terms on standing committees of the University Senate: Admissions and student aid Dennis Looney, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); Patrick Smolinski, engineering, and Carol S. Stilley, nursing. Anti-discriminatory policies Anthony C. Infanti, law; Ethan P. Pullman, University Library System (ULS), and Mark A. Von Stein, […]

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SEIU spurns latest Pitt offer >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt upped its salary offer to the Pittsburgh campus service workers but a union official called Pitt’s latest proposal “unacceptable.” The 350 service employees, which include cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO. The SEIU workers have been negotiating with Pitt since […]

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Pitt, Filmmakers plan Russian film symposium >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will present the Russian film symposium, “Arrogance and Envy: Anti-American Cinema Under Communism and After,” May 5-10. The symposium will feature screenings, discussions, commentaries and research papers. Events will take place on the Pitt campus and at the Filmmakers’ 477 Melwood Ave. location in North Oakland. “Arrogance and Envy” will examine […]

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Commencement 2003 >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt’s Class of 2003 — the first to hold graduation ceremonies at the Petersen Events Center — heard a short list of “universal truths that may be worth sharing” from speaker Paul H. O’Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and former president and CEO of Alcoa. In a commencement address striking for its brevity, […]

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Thornburghs fund disability law lecture series >

May 1st, 2003

Dick and Ginny Thornburgh, who recently received the Henry B. Betts Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), have donated the $50,000 Betts Award funds to Pitt to establish the Thornburgh Family Lecture Series in Disability Law and Policy. The lecture series will be administered through Pitt’s School of Law and School […]

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Grünbaum resigns from philosophy department faculty >

May 1st, 2003

Adolf Grünbaum, who led the transformation of Pitt’s Department of Philosophy from an academic backwater into one of North America’s elite philosophy units, severed his affiliation with the department April 26. Grünbaum, one of the University’s most celebrated scholars, called his resignation the culmination of years of “escalating alienation” from the department. He will continue […]

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Winter Jazz raises funds at UPJ >

May 1st, 2003

Winter Jazz 2003, featuring Dianne Reeves, raised $37,000 for the Blackington Endowment for the Performing Arts at Pitt’s Johnstown campus. To date, Winter Jazz performances for the Blackington Endowment at UPJ have raised $232,000. Now in its 10th year, Winter Jazz was established to expand the Blackington Endowment, which furnishes permanent operating support for the […]

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