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Volume 39 Issue 11

MBA program ranked by Financial Times >

February 8th, 2007

Pitt’s full-time MBA program has returned to the Financial Times listings of the world’s top 100 MBA programs at No. 84. The Katz Graduate School of Business failed to make the 2006 list after ranking No. 70 in 2005. Among all U.S. schools, Pitt’s program ranked No. 51; among U.S. public universities Pitt was 23rd […]

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Chancellor to address honors convocation >

February 8th, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will deliver the keynote address at Pitt’s 31st annual honors convocation, set for 2 p.m. Feb. 23 in Carnegie Music Hall. The convocation recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional student academic achievement; student leadership, and faculty and staff accomplishments. The event also will mark the 220th anniversary of the University’s founding. Nordenberg […]

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1.96% hike proposed by governor >

February 8th, 2007

In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Ed Rendell is seeking to increase state appropriations for Pitt to $167.86 million, an increase of 1.96 percent over the current appropriation. Under Rendell’s plan, Pitt would receive $164.3 million in education and general (E&G) funding, $435,000 for student life initiatives, $442,000 for recruitment of the disadvantaged, $523,000 for […]

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Pitt United Way campaign exceeds goals >

February 8th, 2007

More than a half-million dollars has been raised through the University’s 2006 United Way fundraising drive, surpassing the goal set. As of last week, more than 2,300 faculty, staff and retirees had pledged $534,916, surpassing the $500,000 goal and topping last year’s total. “I am very pleased with the success of our recent United Way […]

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Five win chancellor teaching awards >

February 8th, 2007

Winners of the 2007 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching have been announced. Recipients are: Kathleen M. Blee, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences (A&S); Marek J. Druzdzel, information science and technology program, School of Information Sciences (SIS); Marilyn T. Hravnak, Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing; Jeremy Levy, Department of […]

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Tax hotline set up >

February 8th, 2007

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions concerning the W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline number, 412/624-8070 (option 9), will be in effect through April 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions regarding form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/624-5337; email: sconwell@bc.pitt.edu. Questions regarding form 1098T (tuition payment statement) […]

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Assembly endorses fitness for life proposal >

February 8th, 2007

Faculty Assembly last week endorsed a proposal to expand Pitt’s fledgling “fitness for life” initiative, a program designed to encourage individuals to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2005, fitness for life awarded Pitt’s UPMC Health Plan subscribers one month’s free health care premium for completing a health screening that measured blood pressure […]

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UPMC's cardiac care recognized >

February 8th, 2007

UPMC has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care for 2007. Blue Distinction is the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s nationwide program that hopes to create a level of quality transparency with two goals: engaging consumers to enable more informed health care decisions and collaborating with physicians and hospitals to improve quality […]

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Chancellor voices support for mass transit >

February 8th, 2007

Local and regional transportation issues, thrust to the forefront of public consciousness by the proposed massive cuts in bus service by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, were discussed at two campus meetings this month. At the Jan. 30 Faculty Assembly meeting, Assembly member Van Beck Hall introduced a resolution urging the officers of the […]

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