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Volume 39 Issue 14

Candidate slate set for Senate committees, Assembly >

March 22nd, 2007

This year’s candidate slates for Faculty Assembly members and members of the University Senate’s 15 standing committees have been set. (The slate of candidates for University Senate president, vice president and secretary was published in the March 8 University Times. See related story on the presidential candidates, this issue.) Newly elected members to Faculty Assembly […]

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A&S Bellet teaching award winners named >

March 22nd, 2007

Two faculty members — one in statistics and one in anthropology — have been named winners of the 2007 Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Carl D. Bodenschatz, senior lecturer in the Department of Statistics, and Bryan K. Hanks, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, are this year’s winners. The […]

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SAC reviews handbook changes for re-hired staff >

March 22nd, 2007

Changes in the Staff Handbook regarding former Pitt employees who are re-hired were the focus at last week’s Staff Association Council (SAC) meeting. SAC members’ discussion of recent changes in the practices that govern staff employees who leave the University, either voluntarily or involuntarily, focused on the rationale for the changes, and on how to […]

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How fares democracy in western Pa.? >

March 22nd, 2007

A panel of current and former public officials, all of them alumni of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, recently offered their views on the state of democracy in western Pennsylvania. The March 16 public forum, part of GSPIA’s Wherrett Lecture Series in Local Government, yielded no consensus, but provided plenty of food […]

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Change how science is taught, Nobel laureate urges >

March 22nd, 2007

“We need a new, more effective approach to science education. And I think approaching it the way we approach science offers that hope,” a Nobel laureate told listeners at the School of Arts and Sciences spring teaching excellence lecture. In introducing Carl Wieman, a University of British Columbia physics professor, Regina Schulte-Ladbeck, A&S associate dean […]

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MAKING PITT WORK: Sharon Jasneski >

March 22nd, 2007

Behind the scenes at Pitt, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data entry specialists, costume designers to biosafety officers, photographers to accountants, staff at Pitt perform tasks great and small, year-in and year-out, for the greater good of […]

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