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Volume 39 Issue 18

GSPH art, jewelry benefit set >

May 17th, 2007

Volunteers in the Graduate School of Public Health are pouring out their creativity yet again in remembrance of a late colleague. The creativity that funds the Evelyn H. Wei Scholarship Award in Epidemiology is an ever-growing labor of love. More than $11,000 has been raised in five summer and holiday sale events held twice yearly […]

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Nordenberg addresses UPJ graduates >

May 17th, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg addressed graduates at Pitt-Johnstown's commencement ceremony, held May 5 in the UPJ Sports Center. The event honored nearly 650 seniors who completed degree requirements for bachelor or associate's degree requirements in August or December 2006, April 2007 or are expected to complete them in June 2007. Approximately 400 seniors participated in […]

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New University, Distinguished professors named >

May 17th, 2007

Pitt has honored three faculty members, two as Distinguished Professors and the third as a University Professor. The appointments became effective May 1. The rank of Distinguished Professor recognizes extraordinary, internationally recognized, scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field. The title University Professor is given in recognition of eminence in several fields of study, […]

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Mailing Services web site outlines postal changes >

May 17th, 2007

Dieters have long been told that one’s shape matters more than one’s weight. Now it’s true for mailers as well. The May 14 U.S. Postal Service pricing changes that raised the cost of a first-class letter from 39 cents to 41 cents also have altered pricing for other mailings. The USPS’s new “shape-based pricing” moves […]

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Senate committee members elected >

May 17th, 2007

Faculty members who won seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees were announced this week. Committee members, who are voted on by members of Faculty Assembly, serve three-year terms. Newly elected members are: • Admissions and student aid: Susan Shaiman (Kimelman), School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS); Vladimir Savinov, Arts and Sciences (A&S), […]

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NCAA recertifies Pitt athletics >

May 17th, 2007

The NCAA Division I committee on athletics certification recently announced that Pitt’s athletics program has been re-certified. A “certified” designation indicates that the institution operates its athletics program in conformity with principles established by NCAA Division I membership. The certification process involves a self-study that was led by Randy Juhl, vice chancellor for research conduct […]

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