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Volume 41 Issue 17

Two new web-based graduate programs to begin >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt is extending its programmatic reach into cyberspace by offering two graduate degree programs that can be earned online in toto. The University is launching the pilot programs in education and nursing this fall through its new Pitt Online web site (www.online.pitt.edu), part of the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE). The goal, […]

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Husband-wife team to head two new med school programs >

April 30th, 2009

The School of Medicine last week announced two new components that will be headed respectively by a husband and wife recruited to the University. The medical school has established a new Department of Developmental Biology and appointed as its founding chair Cecilia Lo, whose research focuses on understanding the causes of congenital heart disease. In […]

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Peregrine chicks hatch atop CL >

April 30th, 2009

Dorothy and E2, the peregrine falcons who nest atop the Cathedral of Learning, are proud parents of four chicks. The first of four eggs hatched overnight April 25 and by Tuesday morning Dorothy could be seen feeding four chicks. Streaming video of the nest can be seen on the National Aviary’s Pitt FalconCam at www.aviary.org/cons/falconcam_cl.php. […]

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Annual United Way drive raises nearly $562k >

April 30th, 2009

Results have been tallied for the University’s 2008 United Way campaign. The fund drive, which kicked off in October, garnered $561,904 in pledges. More than half came in the form of “leadership gifts,” or donations of $1,000 or more. This year, 195 individuals stepped up to pledge a total of $306,503 in leadership giving. Faculty […]

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FY 2010 Open Enrollment >

April 30th, 2009

Open enrollment for the July 2009 – June 2010 health plan year will run through Wednesday, May 13. Packets have been sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff. This information should be carefully reviewed even if you do not plan to make any changes to your elections. In accordance with IRS regulations, plan sponsors […]

Volume 41 Issue 17

UPG expands freshman scholarships >

April 30th, 2009

To assist more students during these difficult economic times, Pitt-Greensburg has increased the number of scholarships for incoming freshmen while also holding the line on tuition. Tuition at Pitt-Greensburg will remain at $11,012 for in-state students and $20,572 for out-of-state students for the next academic year. (See related story this issue.) The amount of scholarship […]

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Commencement 2009 >

April 30th, 2009

With a folksy, hometown manner sprinkled with humor, an internationally prominent scientist gave newly minted Pitt graduates his advice on pathways to success at the April 26 commencement convocation. Pitt alumnus, Pittsburgh native and National Medal of Science awardee Bert W. O’Malley, a pioneering researcher in the field of biological sciences, told the University’s newest […]

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Virtual economic research group formed >

April 30th, 2009

A new multidisciplinary virtual research community — the Industry Studies Association — has been established at Pitt. The association bills itself as the first in the nation to bridge academic scholarship and industry in an effort to address the economic crisis. The association brings together, through a web-based community, researchers from universities nationwide who have […]

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Pinsky wins Senate presidency >

April 30th, 2009

Michael R. Pinsky of the School of Medicine has won the election for president of the University Senate. Pinsky is professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering, translational and clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and anesthesiology. He is a former Senate vice president. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was re-elected vice president, and Lisa Marie […]

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