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Volume 39 Issue 6

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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Pitt's tech transfer revenue doubles >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt’s total revenue from intellectual property transfers more than doubled in fiscal year 2006, rising to nearly $11.9 million from almost $5.7 million last year, according to the Office of Technology Management’s annual report. Driving those numbers was the August 2005 buyout of Stentor, Inc., a licensee of Pitt image distribution and storage technology, for […]

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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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Oakland bridge project delayed again >

November 9th, 2006

The crumbling Boulevard of the Allies bridge over Forbes Avenue is on borrowed time, that much is certain. But for PennDOT officials it’s a race against the clock to begin a planned bridge replacement project or risk being forced to close the deteriorating span should its condition considerably worsen. Construction was to have begun last […]

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Gender Inequity: Pitt officials respond to AAUP report >

November 9th, 2006

In its “AAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators 2006” report released Oct. 26, the Association of American University Professors (AAUP) faults higher education institutions nationally for endemic gender inequity in four areas: employment status (full-time or part-time); tenure status (non-tenure track, tenure track and tenured); full professor status, and average salary of women as a percentage […]

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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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Admissions profiles freshman class >

November 9th, 2006

With the fall term well under way, Pitt now knows more definitively what this year’s entering freshman class looks like. Earlier statistics can be misleading, Pitt officials have said, because a significant number of students make deposits but do not enroll, or leave school within the first couple weeks. At this week’s Senate Council meeting, […]

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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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Pitt's freshman class at a glance >

November 9th, 2006

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid provides a snapshot of the Pittsburgh campus 2006 freshman class. • Number of applications: 18,195 • Number admitted: 10,160 • Number enrolled: 3,420 Geographic breakdown of enrolled freshmen: • Allegheny County residents: 19 percent • Pennsylvania residents (including Allegheny County): 75 percent • Out-of-state residents: 25 percent Range […]

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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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