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Volume 39 Issue 3

Pitt's FY08 request at a glance >

September 28th, 2006

Educational & General: FY08 request (in thousands) $174,783, 8.5 % increase over FY07 School of Medicine*: FY08 request (in thousands) 9,748, 8.5 % increase over FY07 Disadvantaged Students: FY08 request (in thousands) 480, 8.6 % increase over FY07 Rural Education Outreach: FY08 request (in thousands) 2,340, 8.5 % increase over FY07 WPIC*: FY08 request (in […]

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Magee-Womens earns environmental recognition >

September 28th, 2006

Magee-Womens Hospital has received national recognition for its environmental efforts from Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, an organization founded jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Hospital and American Nurses associations and Health Care Without Harm. Magee received the “Making Medicine Mercury Free” award, a one-time citation for hospitals that have met the […]

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Racial disparity in performance must be focus, superintendent says >

September 28th, 2006

The disparity in performance between black and white students in America is “the most complex, serious, politically and emotionally charged critical issue of our time,” Pittsburgh City Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt told a Pitt audience this week. Roosevelt’s talk, “The Intersection of Race and Educational Opportunity and Achievement,” drew a crowd of well over 100 […]

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Falk Pharmacy expands campus delivery >

September 28th, 2006

Beginning Oct. 2, Falk Pharmacy will offer a free prescription-delivery service to Pitt employees enrolled in the UPMC Health Plan who work in the following campus buildings: Benedum Hall, Craig Hall, Hillman Library, Medical Arts Building, Posvar Hall and Sennott Square. In Craig Hall, prescriptions will be delivered to the first-floor reception area, where faculty […]

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Staff salary issues not its concern, BPC told >

September 28th, 2006

What is the proper forum for discussion of Pitt’s salary policy as it affects staff? That was one of the salary-related issues debated Sept. 15 between senior administrators, who say the issue belongs between the Staff Association Council (SAC) and Human Resources, and members of the Senate budget policies committee (BPC). BPC chair Stephen Carr […]

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Award goes to bioethics & health law center >

September 28th, 2006

The Greenwall Foundation, one of the leading foundation funders of bioethics education in the United States, has created a visiting professorship in honor of the late Oscar M. Ruebhausen, a former chairman of the foundation’s board of trustees. Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law is the first recipient of the award, which will be […]

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Projected labor shortages not a concern >

September 28th, 2006

Federal labor projections indicate that both teaching and administrative jobs in post-secondary education will outpace the average labor force growth in the coming years, but Pitt administrators aren’t worried about a shortage. While employment is projected to grow 13 percent between 2004 and 2014, post-secondary education administration jobs are expected to increase 21.3 percent and […]

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Starrett poetry prize winner announced >

September 28th, 2006

Pittsburgh author Nancy Krygowski is the 2006 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first full-length book of poetry. Her manuscript, “Velocity,” was selected from several hundred entries and will be published by the Press in fall 2007. Established in 1981, the Starrett prize […]

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On teaching: Cindy Andes >

September 28th, 2006

“Lots of visuals can trigger all kinds of writing,” says Pitt-Titusville’s Cindy Andes. And, if her premise is true, students in her English classes should spend little time staring at a blank sheet of composition paper. The long-time assistant professor of English and humanities herself is a visual — on a recent summer afternoon a […]

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Emergency medicine endows new chair >

September 28th, 2006

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine has established the Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research. Stewart is professor and director of medical humanities at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. A faculty member here from 1978 to 1987, Stewart is being honored for establishing the Center for Emergency Medicine […]

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