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Volume 40 Issue 14

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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Move more, eat less to lose weight, Jakicic says >

March 20th, 2008

Weight race team members have lost nearly 2.5 tons of excess weight as the 12-week competition passes its midpoint. After six weeks, more than 1,300 participants have shed a total of 4,620 pounds. The weight race challenge has prompted employees across the University to pay attention to diet and exercise in an effort to either […]

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Phishing attempt nets few, if any, at Pitt >

March 20th, 2008

Although a recent attempt to trick University email users into divulging sensitive information — a practice known as “phishing” — prompted Computing Services and Systems Development to post a security alert few, if any, users were fooled, said CSSD director Jinx Walton. The phishing scam came in the form of an email purportedly from the […]

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Hoffman wins UPG staff award >

March 20th, 2008

Leigh Hoffman, assistant dean of student services, director of orientation and co-curricular programs and judicial coordinator at the Greensburg campus, is the recipient of the 2007-08 President’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff. The award honors UPG staff who have demonstrated “a consistent pattern of extraordinary dedication to the University above and beyond the candidate’s job […]

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Steam line installation continues to disrupt traffic >

March 20th, 2008

Road closings on Darragh Street near Salk Hall are coming to an end. The road will remain closed between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Friday as work continues on the installation of a new steam line near Salk Hall. Starting Monday, the excavation work will shift to Terrace Street. One lane will be […]

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Fifth Avenue lane closures continue >

March 20th, 2008

Lane closures that began this week on Fifth Avenue near Robinson Street will continue 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through late April, and PennDOT is advising drivers to seek alternate routes. The lane closings are needed to allow contractors to place fill materials as part of the construction of a new wall above the new northbound ramp […]

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