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Volume 40 Issue 3

Law panel looks at court decisions on race in education >

September 27th, 2007

In June, a fractured — and at times sniping — U.S. Supreme Court rendered a landmark decision that prohibited the use of race as the sole factor in integrating public schools and declined to recognize racial balancing in schools as a compelling state interest. The nine justices issued 178 pages of sharply disagreeing opinions that […]

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Mechanicsburg program trains child welfare workers >

September 27th, 2007

It’s not widely known beyond the School of Social Work that Pitt has a contingent of about 75 employees in Mechanicsburg, but these staff members who work far beyond the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning play an important role in the education of child welfare workers state-wide. The Pitt-administered child welfare training program has […]

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Mechanicsburg program to host exhibit >

September 27th, 2007

Social work’s Mechanicsburg child welfare training program wants to raise awareness about child adoption by hosting a traveling photo exhibition portraying children in need of adoptive homes. The Pennsylvania Heart Gallery, a project of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network, is a series of professional portraits featuring foster children awaiting adoption in Pennsylvania. The exhibition […]

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Faculty book discussions set >

September 27th, 2007

Once again, faculty from across the University will gather for a book discussion on teaching. The popular event, a joint initiative of the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE) and the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE), is in its third year. This year’s book is Ken Bain’s award-winning “What the Best […]

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LRDC search to begin >

September 27th, 2007

A search committee has been named to find a replacement for Lauren Resnick, who will step down next summer as director of Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC). Resnick, who also holds an appointment as University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, has been director of LRDC since 1977. She will focus on her […]

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Search group for AD named >

September 27th, 2007

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has appointed a search committee to identify a permanent director of athletics. Nordenberg this month named long-time Pitt athletics administrator Donna D. Sanft as interim director of athletics, succeeding Jeff Long, athletics director here since 2003, who accepted a similar position at the University of Arkansas. The committee is chaired by Executive […]

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A bit of CL history preserved >

September 27th, 2007

While an ambitious contractor on the Cathedral of Learning restoration project last month inadvertently scrubbed what was to have been a tribute to the Pittsburgh industrial heritage that blackened portions of the 70-year-old Cathedral’s limestone exterior, some darkened stone remains, albeit not in the spot some had planned. E. Maxine Bruhns, longtime director of Pitt’s […]

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United Way drive to begin >

September 27th, 2007

Pitt’s 2007 United Way fundraising campaign begins Oct. 11, and will run through Nov. 30. This year’s campaign goal is $600,000. Last year, the University collected $553,247, surpassing the $500,000 goal. Faculty and staff pledged $520,702; retirees contributed $28,875, and special events brought in $3,580. There were 2,493 donors who pledged contributions during last year’s […]

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