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Volume 41 Issue 11

3 faculty win top Pitt public service award >

February 5th, 2009

Winners of 2009 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards, which honor faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the community, have been announced. The winners are: • John M. Burkoff, professor of law. • Toi Derricotte, professor of English. • Paul Douglas Newman, professor of history at the Johnstown campus. Each faculty public service honoree will […]

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Chancellor staff awards announced >

February 5th, 2009

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has named the recipients of the 2009 chancellor’s awards for staff excellence in service to the University and the community. The awards, open to all classified and union full- and part-time staff who have been employed at the University for at least five years, are the highest awards that Pitt grants […]

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Governor proposes no FY10 hike for Pitt >

February 5th, 2009

A 6 percent cut in state support would continue next fiscal year under Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s proposal for no increase in the appropriation for Pitt and its fellow state-related universities in fiscal year 2010. In addition, the governor has proposed the elimination of funding for the eight Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence, which include […]

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Pitt's FY08 endowment outperforms national average >

February 5th, 2009

Pitt showed a better-than-average growth in the market value of its endowment last year compared to other schools surveyed in the annual National Association of University Business Officers (NACUBO) Endowment Study, but the picture was bleak all around. The 791 colleges and universities in the survey averaged growth of 0.5 percent in their endowment values […]

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Senate group wants Pitt to address ADA concerns >

February 5th, 2009

A University Senate committee wants Pitt to address two concerns related to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and its sequel legislation, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Lynn Fitzgerald, chair of the Senate’s anti-discriminatory policies committee, said her committee has heard complaints regarding the University’s evacuation procedures as they relate to those with disabilities. […]

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Pitt will punish student vandals, chancellor says >

February 5th, 2009

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has committed “to deal quickly and aggressively,” with any Pitt student who violated laws or the Student Code of Conduct following last Sunday’s Super Bowl. After the Steelers’ victory, thousands of revelers took to the streets of Pittsburgh; a number of them caused damage in Oakland that included arson, overturned vehicles, […]

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University competes to increase recycling >

February 5th, 2009

An expanded emphasis on recycling in Pitt’s residence halls has brought RecycleMania to campus. Pitt is among some 500 schools participating in the College and University Recycling Council’s nationwide campus recycling challenge. The 10-week competition concludes March 28. Pitt is among 169 institutions that have registered for the less formal benchmark division, in which recycling […]

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Census Bureau tracks changing face of U.S. >

February 5th, 2009

One of the things that President Barack Obama referenced in his inauguration remarks was this country’s “patchwork heritage.” In his Jan. 22 Pitt talk, “Measuring Race and Ethnicity in a Changing, Multicultural America,” part of the Center for Race and Social Problems lecture series, a U.S. Census Bureau official discussed that patchwork heritage in relation […]

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GSPH, Peace Corps join forces >

February 5th, 2009

In collaboration with the Peace Corps, the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has instituted a program that blends classroom learning with real-world experience for students interested in a career in global health. The Master’s International (MI) track enables students to earn a master’s degree in public health and also volunteer with the Peace Corps. […]

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