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Volume 41 Issue 23

Most tuition raised 4%, additional increase possible >

July 23rd, 2009

University leaders have approved a 4 percent increase in tuition for most in-state students on the Pittsburgh campus and a 2.5 percent increase for their out-of-state counterparts. However, in light of uncertainty about state funding levels, administrators wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a tuition surcharge that Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said could be imminent. […]

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Pitt request to review fraud case documents opposed >

July 23rd, 2009

A court-appointed receiver wants a federal judge to refuse the University’s request to review documents of Stephen Walsh and Paul Greenwood and their related companies (including Westridge Capital Management, WG Trading Company and WG Trading Investors) before he approves a plan for distributing the disgraced investment managers’ assets, which include millions of dollars from Pitt’s […]

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Two wheels are better than four, some employees say >

July 23rd, 2009

Pitt faculty and staff are part of a growing trend: commuters who have chosen two wheels over four when it comes to getting to work. Compared to drivers, bike commuters’ numbers are tiny — but growing. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, in 2007 bike commuting rose 38 percent in […]

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Ready to roll? Before you go … >

July 23rd, 2009

Linguistics professor and long-time bike commuter Scott Kiesling offers a few tips for new riders: Ride confidently and defensively • Assume people don’t see you and ride accordingly. • Take your place in the lane: Don’t ride so far to the right that you’re too close to car mirrors or unable to maneuver out of […]

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Making Pitt Work: Pitt Communicators trade ideas, tips >

July 23rd, 2009

In an effort to improve their job performance, more than two dozen staff members from across the Pittsburgh campus have established an informal group they call the Pitt Communicators. One of the founding members, Sonia Gill, director of marketing and communications in the Swanson School of Engineering, explained, “The way it started is a couple […]

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Forbes Ave. paving to affect night-time traffic >

July 23rd, 2009
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Grant to support new SIS/HSLA program >

July 23rd, 2009
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UPT recognized for food collection efforts >

July 23rd, 2009
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UPMC makes U.S. News honor roll >

July 23rd, 2009

UPMC once again is the region’s only medical center named on the annual U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC is ranked 13th of only 21 hospitals nationwide that made the Honor Roll of the “nation’s best” in the 2009 survey. UPMC was ranked in 13 of 16 specialty areas, […]

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