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Volume 40 Issue 16

Obituary: David B. Houston Jr. >

April 17th, 2008

David B. Houston Jr., professor emeritus of economics, died April 4, 2008. He was 77. Houston earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and began his career as a professor at the Wharton School. He taught at UCLA and Penn State before joining the Pitt faculty in 1966. At Pitt, Houston taught regional and […]

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PITT BENEFITS >

April 17th, 2008

Open Enrollment Period April 21 – May 14 Open Enrollment for the 2008-2009 Plan Year will occur between April 21 and May 14. Open Enrollment packets will be mailed to the campus address of faculty and staff starting April 17. Union-represented employees and part-time faculty will have their packets mailed to their homes. Please take […]

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Obituary: Mary Beth Merenick >

April 17th, 2008

Mary Beth Merenick, a secretary in the School of Education, died April 9, 2008, following a long battle with cancer. She was 50. Merenick came to Pitt in 1990, working in the Department of Chemistry as a staff specialist II. Later she was promoted to secretary II and, after transferring to the Department of Psychology […]

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AAUP survey finds Pitt faculty pay on par with peers >

April 17th, 2008

Pay for Pitt faculty in most ranks met or exceeded the average for faculty at doctoral institutions nationwide, according to an annual survey by the American Association of University Professors. However, for the third time in four years, faculty across the nation found their purchasing power lagging behind inflation, according to the AAUP annual report […]

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Obituary: Morris S. Ogul >

April 17th, 2008

Morris S. Ogul, professor emeritus of political science, died April 6, 2008. He was 76. Ogul joined the Pitt faculty in 1957 and retired in 1998. He was among the leading scholars on the American presidency and legislative oversight of the executive branch of the federal government. He authored or co-authored several textbooks used in […]

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Marino selected as commencement speaker >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt alumnus Dan Marino will address Pitt’s 2008 commencement convocation April 27 at the Petersen Events Center. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Marino, a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, is an in-studio host of CBS-TV’s “The NFL Today.” He and his wife, Claire, […]

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Events will close Oakland streets, limit parking >

April 17th, 2008

According to the Oakland Traffic and Management Association, local events will close some streets and restrict metered parking on or near campus through May 3. • Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Fifth and Forbes avenues April 19 to accommodate student transportation to Heinz Field for the annual Blue/Gold football game and concert. • Metered […]

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Weight race teams face final weigh-ins >

April 17th, 2008

And down the home stretch they come! This week will see the final weigh-in for teams in Pitt’s MyHealth Weight Race, a 12-week competition launched in January to see which teams best achieve weight loss and weight management goals. More than 1,300 Pitt staff and faculty across the University have been participating. As of week […]

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JURIST seeks Webby Award votes >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt law school’s JURIST, which bills itself as the world’s only web-based, student-powered legal news source, has been nominated for a Webby Award. The New York Times dubbed the Webby Award “the online equivalent of an Oscar.” JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu) is run by professor Bernard Hibbitts, executive director Jeannie Shawl and a staff of some 40 […]

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