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Volume 33 Issue 12

The Open University: Is Pitt open enough? >

February 22nd, 2001

In law, Nathan Hershey said, there are freedom of information acts that start with the premise that everything is available, but then list a number of exceptions. Similarly, there are privacy laws built on the premise that everything is private, also with an accompanying list of exceptions. "In the context of this University," Hershey said, […]

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Daffodil sale supports cancer society >

February 22nd, 2001

Employees at Pitt and UPMC Health System are invited to join the effort to fight cancer during the fourth annual fund-raising campaign, Daffodil Days. Each year, the American Cancer Society holds Daffodil Days to help raise money for its education, research and patient service programs. A $6 donation purchases a bunch of 10 daffodils; for […]

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Pitt, LaRoche set up dual degree program >

February 22nd, 2001

Pitt's School of Engineering and La Roche College have announced the formation of a joint, dual-degree program that will allow students to earn both a liberal arts degree from La Roche and an engineering degree from Pitt in five years. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg noted that the program was an indication of the synergy possible among […]

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OBITUARY: Josephine "Josie" Stagno Caiazzo >

February 22nd, 2001

Josephine "Josie" Stagno Caiazzo was a Pitt staff specialist III, but co-workers say that bland title didn't begin to describe her value as the sociology department's computing manager and troubleshooter. "Every time there was a computing glitch or problem in our department, people went immediately to Josie, who would solve the problem quickly and easily," […]

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Pitt goes to Harrisburg: Alumni, staff, students make annual trek to plead Pitt’s case with state legislators >

February 22nd, 2001

Some 60 Pennsylvania legislators were treated to bacon, eggs, bagels, toast, fruit, yogurt — and a heaping helping of pro-Pitt lobbying — during the University's sixth annual Alumni Legislative Network Breakfast in Harrisburg, Feb. 13. About 65 Pitt alumni and a dozen employees, including Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, mingled with lawmakers and pleaded the University's […]

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Alum is relentless in her pursuit of support for Pitt >

February 22nd, 2001

Following last week's Alumni Legislative Network Breakfast, dozens of Pitt grads scattered throughout the Capitol Building to lobby their legislators on the University's behalf. It was hard to match Fran Gargotta's pace as she made the rounds of Allegheny County representatives. First stop: the office of Rep. Don Walko. After presenting his secretary with a […]

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Increasing standards can spell trouble for some Pitt employees, dependents >

February 22nd, 2001

Scholastic Aptitude Test scores and high school class rankings among Pitt freshmen and transfer students have been rising for the last several years. That's good news for most of the University community. But some faculty and staff are discovering that Pitt recruiting victories have a dark side: An apparently growing number of University employees — […]

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