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Volume 39 Issue 3

SAC wants wellness incentives, expanded services >

September 28th, 2006

The Staff Association Council (SAC) has endorsed the addition of wellness incentives to Pitt’s fitness for life program, and well as expanding the mental health services offered by the faculty and staff assistance program (FSAP). SAC voted unanimously last week to support two proposals proffered by its benefits committee. The first proposal calls for adding […]

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The press & public trust: Looking at the NYT and Washington Post fiascos >

September 28th, 2006

In 1980, the Washington Post ran the compelling story “Jimmy’s World” about an 8-year-old heroin addict. The story won a Pulitzer Prize for reporter Janet Cooke. The trouble was, Cooke fabricated the story. Some 23 years later, The New York Times writer Jayson Blair, after four years of reporting that included plagiarism, phantom sources and […]

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Professors can sign up for book discussion >

September 28th, 2006

Professors, it’s your turn to be students. The assignment: Read and discuss “The Art of Changing the Brain, Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning,” by James E. Zull. “Faculty do not have many opportunities to join together and talk about teaching,” said Joanne Nicoll, associate director for instructional design and […]

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UPT buys property for future expansion >

September 28th, 2006

A strategic piece of property adjoining the Pitt-Titusville campus recently was acquired by UPT for $130,000. The historic Porter-Westgate house at the corner of East Walnut and North Brown streets is just north of UPT’s Bennett Davis Hall and west of the McKinney Student Union. (See X on map.) There are no plans for new […]

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Pitt United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 12 >

September 28th, 2006

Pitt’s 2006 United Way fundraising campaign begins Oct. 12, and will run through Nov. 22. This year’s campaign goal is $500,000. Last year, the University collected $515,427. Faculty and staff pledged $488,563; retirees contributed $24,640, and special events brought in $2,224. There were 2,275 donors who pledged contributions during last year’s campaign. As in past […]

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Pitt United Way steering committee members >

September 28th, 2006

Members of the 2006 Pitt United Way steering committee include: campaign manager Anne Franks, Institutional Advancement; and campaign co-chairs G. Reynolds Clark, community initiatives and chief of staff, Office of the Chancellor, and Daniel Edelstone, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. Other steering committee members are: Kenyon Bonner, Student Affairs; Jean Ferketish and Kim Honath, Office […]

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