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Volume 38 Issue 4

Internal giving campaign launched >

October 13th, 2005

The Pitt Annual Fund kicks off its internal campaign today with a goal of raising more than $1.557 million in donations from faculty and staff. University employees can expect a mailed solicitation the week of Oct. 17 and, starting in November, a follow-up phone call seeking support. Fiscal year 2004 saw 2,900 employees give $1.528 […]

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Music institute gets NEH funds >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt’s Center for American Music, part of the University Library System, has received $165,581 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to hold another “Voices Across Time” institute, June 26-July 28. The institute features a series of workshops, field trips and seminars that will train teachers to use popular American songs to educate young […]

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Social work leads the way in internal giving >

October 13th, 2005

The School of Social Work has become a leader when it comes to internal giving to the Pitt Annual Fund. The percentage of donors in the school rose from 23.3 percent in fiscal year 2003 to 57 percent in FY 2004. Last year the school posted a 78 percent participation rate, including 100 percent participation […]

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UPJ establishes new staff award >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt-Johnstown is establishing a new annual UPJ staff award for community service. The President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service to the Community is meant as a companion award to the Staff Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ, which has been awarded each year since 1999. President Albert L. Etheridge said, “The Award for […]

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University opens Biomedical Science Tower 3 >

October 13th, 2005

It wasn’t merely the building that was new at the Oct. 6 opening of the Biomedical Science Tower (BST) 3. Members of two new units were among the first of 50 groups of researchers who will eventually be housed in the $250 million building at Fifth Avenue and Darragh Street: Employees of the Department of […]

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Faculty reps to Board of Trustees announced >

October 13th, 2005

Faculty representatives appointed to Pitt Board of Trustees committees for 2005-2006 were announced at the Oct. 5 Faculty Assembly. Representatives are: Heidi M. Feldman (medicine) and Michael Vanyukov (pharmacy), academic affairs/libraries committee; Thomas C. Buchele (law) and Randi Koeske (Greensburg/psychology), affirmative action committee; William C. Zamboni (pharmacy) and Claudia Pagliaro (education), athletics committee; Vicky Hoffman […]

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IRB director urges caution when dealing with human subjects >

October 13th, 2005

Err on the side of caution, was the main message Faculty Assembly heard last week from the director of Pitt’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB, which is the administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects, including patients, who are recruited to participate in research activities, governs everything from questionnaires […]

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Senate Council meeting canceled >

October 13th, 2005

This month’s Senate Council meeting, scheduled for Oct. 17, has been canceled. University Senate President Irene Frieze announced the cancellation at last week’s Faculty Assembly meeting. The meeting had already been re-scheduled from Oct. 10, due to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg’s schedule, Frieze said. “The chancellor would also have to leave early on Oct. 17. There […]

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BPC sets agenda for the academic year >

October 13th, 2005

The Senate budget policies committee (BPC) has carved out a full agenda for this academic year, including both short- and long-term budget-related issues. Two issues have been held over from last year, BPC chair Stephen Carr reminded committee members Oct. 7: identifying peer comparison salary groups for faculty at the regional campuses, and considering the […]

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