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Volume 38 Issue 20

Summer at Pitt >

June 8th, 2006

“Summertime, and the living is easy,” the song goes, but the words don’t necessarily apply to Pitt. While most traditional students and many faculty have vacated Pitt’s five campuses until the fall, plenty of activity remains. From behind-the-scenes work of preparing annual reports and closing out the fiscal year’s books to unit-sponsored workshops and academic […]

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Making Pitt Work: On the help desk >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, perform tasks great and small, year-in and year-out, for the greater good of the University. This […]

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McNeil, Russell earn faculty honors >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt has honored two faculty members, one as distinguished service professor and one as University professor. Malcolm R. McNeil was named Distinguished Service Professor of Communication Science and Disorders and Alan J. Russell was named University Professor of Surgery. The appointments became effective June 1. The rank of distinguished service professor recognizes distinctive contributions and […]

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Nationality Rooms celebrate 80 years >

June 8th, 2006

Happy 80th anniversary to the Nationality Rooms Program, home base to some of Pitt’s greatest and most famous treasures, the 26 authentically appointed, functional classrooms that symbolize the ethnic foundations of the City of Pittsburgh. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the program and to honor the many immigrants who contributed their funds and time […]

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Disability law program established >

June 8th, 2006

It is estimated that close to 20 percent of the U.S. population, nearly 54 million people, have a disability. Pitt’s School of Law has developed a certificate in disability legal studies program to address the needs of these individuals and those who work with them. “Disability law pervades so many areas of life that it […]

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Pitt recognized for commuter benefits >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt is among 72 schools in 26 states on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inaugural list of “Best Workplaces for Commuters From Colleges and Universities.” Collectively, these schools offered more than 568,000 employees commuter benefits that resulted in the annual saving of an estimated 30 million gallons of gasoline and $86 million in gasoline […]

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Student fees to increase >

June 8th, 2006

Certain student fees are expected to rise beginning in the fall. The Board of Trustees student affairs committee last month endorsed a $20 increase in the student computing network and services fee at all campuses, bringing it to $150 per term for full-time students. Part-time students would pay $75 per term, an increase of $10. […]

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UPMC wins ad awards >

June 8th, 2006

Promotional materials for UPMC have garnered gold status recognition in the 23rd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report, a national health care marketing newspaper. Individual productions created for UPMC by The Paradiso Group, a Pittsburgh-based advertising agency, were recognized for excellence among ad entries from health care institutions, […]

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