Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 38 Issue 3

Rising gas prices having little effect at Pitt >

September 29th, 2005

When gasoline prices skyrocketed over the summer months, many people began to change their travel and commuting habits. But apparently those people don’t work at Pitt. “Generally, the fuel price increases have not had a material effect on the operations and services provided by Parking, Transportation and Services,” said Joe Phillips, Pitt assistant vice chancellor […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3

Experts discuss United Nations reforms >

September 29th, 2005

This month’s historic gathering in New York City of world leaders — some 170 strong — to discuss reforming the United Nations produced mixed results, according to most analysts. Experts say the summit fell short of the most ambitious goals laid out by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which were to gain consensus for reform in […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3

Day of Caring set for Oct. 7 >

September 29th, 2005

There’s still time for staff, faculty and student volunteers to sign up for Pitt’s Oct. 7 Day of Caring. At the 15th annual event more than 400 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected to work in surrounding neighborhoods and at local and regional agencies as part of the broader Pitt-United Way campaign, […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3

Oak Hill firm sues Pitt >

September 29th, 2005

Pitt has been sued by the developer of Oak Hill (formerly known as Allequippa Terrace), an 80-acre public housing residential area adjacent to the upper campus. The civil suit was filed Sept. 19 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Beacon/Corcoran Jennison (B/CJ) Partners, LLC, a Boston-based residential real estate development company. The […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3

University sets up RFID center of excellence >

September 29th, 2005

This week Pitt announced the creation of a Radio Frequency Identification Center of Excellence. Pitt’s radio frequency identification (RFID) research program has been called one of the top three such programs worldwide. Often billed as the next generation of bar codes, RFID technology allows customers to pay for items without removing them from their shopping […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3

HR application process goes paperless >

September 29th, 2005

Pitt’s new electronic application web site — dubbed PittSource — now is fully implemented University-wide, Human Resources announced. The on-line employment system eliminates paper resumes and applications for all open staff positions. All-Temps temporary staffing requests also will be processed through PittSource. Using PittSource (www.hr.pitt.edu/Employment/pittsource.htm), applicants can maintain a secure personal user account to apply […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3

NSF awards supercomputing center $52 million >

September 29th, 2005

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $52 million over the next five years to support operations of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as a partner in the TeraGrid, NSF’s program to provide national cyberinfrastructure for education and research. Built over the last four years, the TeraGrid is the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure […]

Feature,Volume 38 Issue 3