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Volume 39 Issue 10

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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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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Universal health care: What's best? >

January 25th, 2007

Universal health care coverage for Americans may be inching its way toward reality, a group of local health professional experts agreed. But they were far from agreeing on when it might happen nationally, what such a system might look like and how effective any plan would be in fixing other parts of a severely broken […]

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Making Pitt Work: Amy Eckhardt >

January 25th, 2007

The University’s list of students who have garnered major awards continues to grow. Daniel Armanios won a Rhodes Scholarship and Anna Quider was awarded a Marshall. An increase in student quality certainly contributes to the lengthening list: Pitt’s incoming freshman classes are showing higher average SAT scores and higher percentages who rank in the top […]

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Researcher advocates meditation for pain, stress reduction >

January 25th, 2007

Once an hour, a soft chime sounds in Carol Greco’s office. The melodic tone is a subtle signal, reminding her to pause briefly regardless of what she’s doing, take a breath and be “mindful” of the moment. Greco, a lupus researcher and assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, has been practicing […]

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Former UPJ staffer sentenced in sex case >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt-Johnstown’s former Alumni Relations manager has been sentenced to up to two years in jail for his involvement in a sexual relationship with a Cambria County teenager. A Cambria County judge on Jan. 17 sentenced William A. Gillin to between one and two years in the county jail for corruption of a minor. Gillin, who […]

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UCIS professorship endowed >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt has received a $1 million gift from Pittsburgh business executive William F. Benter to establish the University Center for International Studies Endowed Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues. The visiting professorship will bring to the University renowned scholars with expertise in international issues affecting influential regions of the world. The University initially will seek […]

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