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Volume 41 Issue 13

Public release of revenue/expense report on hold >

March 5th, 2009

The Senate budget policies committee won’t receive anytime soon the athletics funding information it expected to receive in a University report last June. The report, prepared by the Office of Budget and Controller for the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC), shows the revenues and expenses attributable to each Pitt unit. BPC, which reviewed a […]

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Obituary: Montgomery Culver >

March 5th, 2009

Former English faculty member Montgomery (Monty) Culver died Feb. 23, 2009. He was 80. Culver earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Pitt and a PhD from the University of Illinois. A fiction writer, he joined Pitt’s English department in 1953 and attained the rank of professor in 1971. He was a former editor of […]

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Felon tells own tale of political corruption >

March 5th, 2009

The recent impeachment and ouster of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is only one in a long series of political corruption cases that have dogged that state’s reputation. A key player from an earlier case against Blagojevich’s predecessor offered his story as “a cautionary tale” to all those who are tempted by corruption. Richard Juliano, former […]

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Honors convocation >

March 5th, 2009

At right: Raymond W. Smith, chair of investment banking firm Rothschild, Inc., and a Katz Graduate School of Business alumnus, was the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual honors convocation, which recognizes student achievement, outstanding alumni and faculty and staff accomplishments, and doubles as a celebration of Pitt’s founding on Feb. 28, 1787. Smith, who […]

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Electronic information explosion poses retrieval-effort challenge >

March 5th, 2009

The explosion of new information technologies has brought with it an explosion of information — in print or audio forms to be stored and retrieved in novel ways. Jason R. Baron, director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, discussed his role in improving the retrieval of relevant electronically stored information (ESI) in […]

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Mass media not all black & white, P-G staffer says >

March 5th, 2009

“I’ll cut to the chase and address why an aging white guy is talking to you about race and the media,” said Mark Roth, senior staff writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, at a Center on Race and Social Problems Feb. 17 lecture. Roth, who has more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper writer […]

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GENDER WAGE GAP: Conference looks at strategies for eliminating pay disparities >

March 5th, 2009

Wages for average working women in the region and the nation continue to lag behind their male counterparts. To explore the causes of the pay gap — and efforts to eliminate the disparity — Pitt hosted a daylong conference Feb. 20 titled “The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future.” Featured were two keynote speakers; […]

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GENDER WAGE GAP: Not just a women's issue, keynote speaker explains >

March 5th, 2009

Equal pay for equal work is more than simply a women’s issue, said keynote speaker Jocelyn Frye. “Even though we often talk about it in gender terms it’s clearly not just a women’s issue,” she said. “These days it’s much more than a gender issue; it’s really an economic security issue.” In spite of the […]

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