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Volume 40 Issue 14

Public speaks out on Real ID >

March 20th, 2008

Thanks to spring break, many faculty members and students weren’t on campus last week. But members of the state House of Representatives intergovernmental affairs committee were. Pitt played host March 13 to the third of five public hearings being held statewide to determine how the state will respond to the federal Real ID Act of […]

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Voter registration deadline is March 24 >

March 20th, 2008

The deadline for voter registration for the April 22 Pennsylvania primary is 5 p.m. March 24. Those who are eligible to vote but have not registered before, whose name or address has changed or who wish to change political party affiliation must submit the voter registration form to the Allegheny County Board of Elections. Voter […]

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Community relations: Oakland trash isn't just Pitt's problem >

March 20th, 2008

A University Senate committee plans to respond to an Oakland resident’s complaints about trash and litter control in student-heavy off-campus areas. But the community relations committee (CRC) cautioned that other community groups need to be brought into the discussion. Oakland resident Carlino Giampolo, in an open letter to Pitt faculty and staff (see March 6 […]

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Med school program seeks to increase diversity >

March 20th, 2008

Pitt is one of four universities participating in the AspiringDocs.org campaign, a pilot program of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) designed to attract more diverse physicians who can serve the growing health needs of culturally diverse communities. The pilot program is being conducted at Pitt, Rutgers University, California State University-Fresno and the University […]

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SAC seeks re-employment policy restoration >

March 20th, 2008

The Staff Association Council (SAC) last week voted unanimously to request restoration of a pre-2007 policy covering re-employment after involuntary separation from the University. Prior to the change, a University staff member who was involuntarily separated from Pitt could carry over accrued employee benefits in the event the individual was re-hired within 12 months. In […]

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Moleculart combines McGowan networking with art >

March 20th, 2008

Networking events are a staple in the business and professional world. No doubt it’s invaluable to have a forum at which colleagues can interact and expand their circle of contacts. But how to avoid the same-old, same-old and give participants a chance to do more than chat and exchange business cards? The McGowan Institute for […]

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