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Volume 39 Issue 16

SAC focuses on benefits questions >

April 19th, 2007

Benefits were the hot topic at the Staff Association Council’s (SAC) April 11 meeting. SAC President Rich Colwell, who is a member of the University-wide medical advisory committee, reported on the three most prominent changes in the UPMC Health Plan, set to go into effect July 1. The biggest changes, Colwell said, are higher premiums […]

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May 4 is deadline for affirmative action award nominations >

April 19th, 2007

May 4 is the nomination deadline for the 2007 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding Pitt program area that, or individual who, has made a significant contribution in affirmative action. Program areas are preferred over individuals. For purposes of the award, affirmative action has been defined as “increase of access […]

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Biking to health on the Underground Railroad Trail >

April 19th, 2007

The road to improving minority health may be a long one, but Pitt’s Center for Minority Health (CMH) has come up with one 2,058-mile-long path that aims to be a route to both better fitness and a deeper appreciation for American history. After three years of planning with the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) to develop […]

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Making Pitt Work:

Special Events staff coordinate commencement >

April 19th, 2007

April 29. It’s the day Pitt seniors have been waiting for. At 1 p.m. a parade of faculty and students in academic regalia will process through the doors of the Petersen Events Center. Amid pomp and circumstance and cheers and tears, less than three hours later the newest alumni of the University of Pittsburgh will […]

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SIS reorganizes to reflect evolving disciplines >

April 19th, 2007

In her nearly 40 years as a Pitt staff member in the School of Information Sciences (SIS), Theresa Benedek has worked with six deans or acting deans, seen the name of the school change three times, witnessed a revolution in information technology that spawned entirely new disciplines and lived through several school-wide structural overhauls. The […]

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