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Volume 41 Issue 3

French ambassador discusses EU >

September 25th, 2008

French ambassador to the United States Pierre Vimont visited Pitt Sept. 15, speaking to a packed house in the William Pitt Union lower lounge. In his public address, sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence, Vimont discussed the positives and negatives of the European Union, the 27-member economic union that he had served as […]

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United Way drive begins Oct. 16 >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt hopes to raise $630,000 in this year’s United Way campaign, which runs Oct. 16-Nov. 26. Last year, the University collected $602,625, surpassing its $600,000 goal. Faculty and staff pledged $565,412; retirees contributed $29,155, and special events brought in $8,058. There was an increase of 9 percent over the 2006 total ($554,726), an increase of […]

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Faculty book discussions set >

September 25th, 2008

Faculty will be talking about teaching this fall in multiple book and article discussion sessions sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence in conjunction with the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education. This year’s faculty book discussion will focus on Marilla Svinicki’s “Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom.” Sessions are set […]

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Staff award nominations sought >

September 25th, 2008

Members of the University community are invited to nominate staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff members. […]

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State money woes threaten cut in Pitt appropriation >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt could be forced to give back more than $7 million of its current state appropriation next June if the state’s financial picture fails to improve. Gov. Edward G. Rendell, citing sluggish revenue collections and rising unemployment among the factors behind his actions, last week directed his cabinet secretaries to identify 4.25 percent of their […]

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