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Volume 39 Issue 6

Engineering center gets PA grant >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt’s Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC), part of the Department of Industrial Engineering in the engineering school, has received a $200,000 grant from the state to pay for training programs, technical expertise and equipment. The center is a technology transfer center with skilled staff and state-of-the-art equipment. It offers technical assistance and research and development and […]

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Osher funds CGS scholarships >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt’s College of General Studies (CGS) will award $5,000 tuition scholarships next year to 10 students ages 25-50 who are re-entering collegiate studies. The scholarships will be funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. The foundation selected CGS as one of 11 U.S. institutions to receive a one-year $50,000 grant for re-entry scholarships. The foundation stipulated […]

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Report details Pitt's economic impact >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt recently released its 2006 Economic Impact Report, which shows that Pitt annually generates $1.5 billion in total University-related spending and contributes $117.4 million to the community coffers through sales, wages and real estate taxes. Other findings in the report include that the University generates: • $1.1 billion in personal income from 32,000 Pitt-sponsored jobs; […]

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Pitt's campaign tops $1 billion >

November 9th, 2006

A beaming Chancellor Mark Nordenberg took the podium Oct. 27 at the Pitt Board of Trustees fall meeting to announce that the University had surpassed $1 billion in gifts and pledges to its capital campaign. Dubbed “Discover a World of Possibilities” and launched in 1997, the campaign had its initial $500 million goal doubled by […]

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JURIST web site wins award >

November 9th, 2006

JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu), the Pitt School of Law’s legal news and research service, won a W3 Gold Award in the “Law and Legal Services” category. According to the W3 web site: “The W3 Awards honor outstanding web sites, web marketing and web advertising created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide. The […]

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Gender Inequity: AAUP report faults higher ed >

November 9th, 2006

Women faculty at Pitt on average earn only 74.8 percent of what men faculty here earn, which puts the University in line with the national average among like institutions of higher education. Similarly, Pitt is comparable to its U.S. doctorate-granting peers for other gender equity indicators, according to a new report issued Oct. 26 by […]

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Nominations due for staff awards >

November 9th, 2006

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff […]

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