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Volume 39 Issue 1

UCIS director sought >

August 31st, 2006

A search committee has been formed for the senior director of international programs/director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The new director, who will report to the provost, will succeed William I. Brustein, who has accepted a position at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, effective January 2007. (See June 22 University Times.) UCIS is […]

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Day of Caring opportunities remain >

August 31st, 2006

There’s still time for staff, faculty and student volunteers to sign up for Pitt’s Sept. 15 Day of Caring. At the 16th 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, […]

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Former UPJ staffers plead to sex charges >

August 31st, 2006

Two former Pitt-Johnstown employees pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to charges stemming from an Internet sex probe involving a teenage boy. William A. Gillin and Jeffrey Haire were among five men arrested in April following a police investigation into reports that a teenage boy from Richland Township in Cambria County was involved in sexual relationships that […]

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Pitt, city “redd up” Oakland >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt is working with city officials to improve conditions in residential areas around the University, which have suffered from chronic landlord abuses and student-tenant irresponsibility. “The chancellor is on record that the University will commit resources to the problem,” including appropriate funding, said G. Reynolds Clark, vice chancellor of Community and Governmental Relations. “We are […]

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Recycled furniture sale a success >

August 31st, 2006

An Oakland nonprofit organization has hopped on the “Redd Up Pittsburgh” bandwagon with a summer-long effort to recycle cast-off furniture and other household items in Oakland. Each year, as Pitt students vacate their off-campus residences at the end of spring term, large numbers of discarded pieces — desks, dressers, tables, chairs — are strewn about […]

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National fitness plan based on Pitt research >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, part of the School of Education, is joining with local corporate, medical and community partners to launch the Pittsburgh arm of “America on the Move,” a collaborative initiative to help Pittsburghers get healthy. The community-wide initiative, targeting the greater Pittsburgh region, was launched this week with media messaging […]

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