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Volume 40 Issue 16

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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Open access: Whither scholarly publishing? >

April 17th, 2008

Open access publishing has been in the limelight as recent developments have encouraged more free publication of scholarly literature. This is the first in an occasional series on the impact of the digital age on academic publishing. The National Institutes of Health’s policy requiring NIH-funded researchers to submit their work to its PubMedCentral archive upon […]

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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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Chancellor sees benefits for Pitt in city-county merger >

April 17th, 2008

A proposed city-county merger likely could benefit Pitt and the area’s other colleges and universities, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg believes. Nordenberg chaired the citizens advisory committee on the efficiency and effectiveness of city-county government — formed by Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl — that recently recommended that […]

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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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Senate approves green resolution >

April 17th, 2008

Senate Council last week unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for Pitt to commit to energy-efficient and other “green” initiatives. The resolution proposed by the ad hoc sustainability subcommittee previously was passed unanimously at this month’s Faculty Assembly meeting. (See April 3 University Times.) The subcommittee was formed by the Senate plant utilization and planning committee […]

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Bellet award endowed >

April 17th, 2008

Alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, have donated $1.5 million to endow in perpetuity the Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Established by the Bellets in 1998, the award program, which had been funded annually, recognizes outstanding and innovative undergraduate teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences. Each award […]

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