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Volume 39 Issue 8

County smoking ban has little effect on campus >

December 7th, 2006

When Pitt smokers return to campus following the holiday break, they will have to move at least five feet away from most building entrances to light up, under a county-wide smoking ban that goes into effect Jan. 2. (See Oct. 26 University Times.) Under the ordinance, passed by Allegheny County Council Sept. 26 and most […]

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UPB-LECOM articulation agreement signed >

December 7th, 2006

Administrators at Pitt’s Bradford campus and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) signed an articulation agreement last week that will enable Pitt-Bradford students to transfer after three years of study to LECOM to earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. After completing their first year at LECOM they will earn their BS degree from […]

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Former UPJ staffer sentenced >

December 7th, 2006

A Cambria County judge has sentenced former Pitt-Johnstown employee Jeffrey Haire for his involvement in a sexual relationship with a Cambria County teenager. Haire pleaded guilty in August to one count of corruption of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Haire was sentenced on Nov. 27 […]

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Sebak to speak at UPG fundraiser >

December 7th, 2006

Rick Sebak of WQED Pittsburgh, the producer of public-television documentaries that chronicle the charms of American and regional life, will be the master of ceremonies for the annual La Cultura dinner at the Greensburg campus set for 6 p.m. Jan. 13. The annual dinner raises money for Pitt-Greensburg’s study abroad programs. This year the event […]

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Top administrators get raises; treasurer's pay jumps 43% >

December 7th, 2006

Pitt trustees have increased treasurer and chief investment officer Amy K. Marsh’s salary by 43 percent to $300,000 in a move they said reflected dramatic changes in the competitive environment for similar financial professionals nationwide. In addition, the trustees compensation committee approved a $60,000 annual salary supplement for Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran “for his […]

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Shore-Tobias Award created >

December 7th, 2006

The University Senate anti-discriminatory policies committee will sponsor a new annual award to honor significant contributions in identifying and rectifying discriminatory polices or practices at Pitt. The Shore-Tobias Award for Action Against Discrimination was named in honor of the contributions of two long-time Pitt faculty members, Barbara K. Shore and the late Richard C. Tobias. […]

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