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Volume 41 Issue 8

New study-abroad program launched >

December 4th, 2008

The Study Abroad Office has developed a new initiative called Pitt MAP, or Pitt multi-region academic program. The program will launch in spring 2010 with a semester-long trip to Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Beijing. The theme for the 2010 trip is State Memory/Private Lives. The curriculum will address the ways in which memory systems […]

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Knapp Room to be dedicated at Hillman Library >

December 4th, 2008

A plaque and portrait etching will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 as a room on Hillman Library’s ground floor is dedicated in honor of Amy E. Knapp, University Library System librarian and School of Information Sciences adjunct faculty member, who died May 31 following a battle with cancer. Knapp earned her bachelor’s degree, […]

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Obituary: Ana M. Guzman >

December 4th, 2008

Ana M. Guzman, retired associate vice chancellor of Facilities Management, died Dec. 1, 2008, following a brief illness. During her tenure leading Facilities Management from 1996 until 2005, Guzman presided over an unprecedented era of expansion on Pitt’s five campuses. After her retirement, Guzman continued her association with the University, serving as a consultant as […]

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Obituary: Margaret Lucille Jonnet and Jo Ann R. Hartz >

December 4th, 2008

The Katz Graduate School of Business has been stunned by the unexpected deaths of administrative assistants Margie Jonnet and Jo Ann Hartz. Jonnet, 58, died Nov. 21, the day of the school’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon, an event she helped to establish. Colleagues said Jonnet came to work feeling poorly and quickly grew more ill. She […]

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Trustees freeze pay for chancellor, senior administrators >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt trustees are holding the line on the salaries of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and the University’s senior administration. In a compensation committee teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3, committee chair Ralph J. Cappy said, “Based on both performance and benchmarking it is clear that Chancellor Nordenberg and other senior officers merit a substantial salary increase.” […]

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