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Volume 39 Issue 10

Transit riders speak out at Port Authority hearing >

January 25th, 2007

“I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to say that this is a matter of life and death for hundreds of people,” said Dave Bindewald of the United Cerebral Palsy attendant care program at this week’s Alumni Hall hearing on proposed mass transit cuts. Bindewald, a health care supervisor, said he represented more than 800 […]

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University ranks high in Peace Corps volunteers >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt has placed first among colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and 15th among the top large universities nationwide in the number of its alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers. In its annual rankings of the colleges and universities producing the most Peace Corps volunteers, Pitt, at No. 15, was the highest-ranked university to break into […]

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SAC discusses proposed transit cuts >

January 25th, 2007

The Staff Association Council (SAC) is looking for ways to oppose looming mass transit cuts. At its Jan. 17 meeting, SAC members maintained that some Pitt employees, stranded by route cuts and unable or unwilling to rent a parking space in Oakland, would be unduly burdened getting to work. Suggestions included passing a resolution opposing […]

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WQED to air award-winning video >

January 25th, 2007

“Ad It Up,” an award-winning video produced through a collaboration between the School of Medicine, the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Baldwin High School, is set to premiere on WQED Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. This project, funded by the Maurice Falk Foundation, was developed and coordinated by Brian A. Primack, […]

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Pitt endowment rises 17.4 percent in FY 2006 >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt ranks 4th among U.S. public institutions of higher education and 10th among all U.S. colleges and universities with endowments in excess of $1 billion when it comes to the percentage increase in the market value of its endowment for fiscal year 2006. According to figures in the 2006 Endowment Study of the National Association […]

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Applications sought for Manners awards >

January 25th, 2007

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who worked at UCSUR for 26 years and was assistant […]

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BPC gets academic, financial planning updates >

January 25th, 2007

New developments in Pitt’s financial picture and academic planning were on the University Senate budget policies committee’s (BPC) agenda last week. Arthur Ramicone, vice chancellor for Budget and Controller, reported on the impact of Pitt’s enrollment on finances. Steady improvements in Pitt’s four-year graduation rate, which was 33 percent in 2000 and had risen to […]

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Administrator searches continue >

January 25th, 2007

Searches for four high-level administrators continue, as Pitt looks for a new dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and a director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), as well as for presidents of Pitt-Greensburg and Pitt-Johnstown. According to Robert F. Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources […]

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Pitt women gather for networking, basketball >

January 25th, 2007

There’s plenty of hoopla when it comes to Pitt’s women’s basketball team this year. Ranked No. 24 in Street & Smith’s pre-season poll, the Panthers launched the season with a 12-game winning streak and prior to yesterday’s match-up with Louisville stood at 14-3 with only 10 games remaining before the Big East tournament. The hoopsters […]

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