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Volume 39 Issue 5

OAFA perks cover the shear necessities >

October 26th, 2006

Of the University’s more than 6,800 staff members, there’d be some stiff competition in a contest to find who’s busiest. But definitely in the running would be the six dozen employees in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA). And if there were a competition for coming up with creative methods for balancing personal […]

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London survey: Pitt No. 9 among U.S. publics >

October 26th, 2006

The Times Higher Education Supplement, a London-based newspaper, recently ranked Pitt 9th among U.S. public universities and 32nd among all U.S. universities listed in its “World Universities Rankings — 2006.” The publication’s rankings were based on a survey of 3,703 academicians worldwide, who were asked to identify the best 30 universities for research within their […]

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Smoking zone limits still up in the air >

October 26th, 2006

Pitt smokers remain in limbo as to exactly where they will be able to light up once Allegheny County’s new smoking ban takes effect Jan. 4. Under the ordinance, passed by Allegheny County Council Sept. 26 and amended this week, smoking is banned within 15 feet of all entrances “of an enclosed area in which […]

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Senate plenary session: South-Paul on mentoring >

October 26th, 2006

Mentoring, long recognized in the corporate world for its value as a stepping-stone to success, exists in varied forms at Pitt. Mentoring relationships are forged between faculty and their students as they collaborate on research; peer relationships between faculty members develop naturally within and beyond departments, and even outside the bounds of the University through […]

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Senate plenary session: Panel discusses mentoring >

October 26th, 2006

Patricia Beeson, vice provost for graduate studies, outlined progress on the University’s pilot program for mentoring new faculty. Cecil Blake, chair of Africana studies, offered his perspective on special issues in mentoring non-white junior faculty, while John Weidman of the School of Education discussed mentoring graduate students. They, along with keynote speaker Jeannette South-Paul and […]

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Senate plenary session: Administrators advocate mentoring >

October 26th, 2006

“It would difficult to overestimate the power of mentors in our lives,” Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told faculty gathered at the University Senate fall plenary session. “We never outgrow the need for mentoring.” Recounting the impact mentors have had on his career, Nordenberg called on the audience to recognize that those who have benefited from mentoring […]

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