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Volume 35 Issue 4

UPJ alcohol task force wins award

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October 10th, 2002

The Alcohol Task Force at Pitt’s Johnstown campus has been named a Governor’s Highway Safety Award winner. The task force, a division of the Student Affairs Committee, is comprised of UPJ staff, faculty and students. The award is in recognition of anti-alcohol abuse television commercials developed by the task force. Each of the 30-second spots […]

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Some long-term staff lose jobs in units' attempts to absorb cuts >

October 10th, 2002

At least some of the $8 million in cuts mandated from this year’s budget are being made by eliminating long-term staff, two social work staffers learned recently. In July, Pitt’s administration announced that $8 million would be trimmed University-wide from the fiscal year 2003 budget. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said at the time that some Pitt […]

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Correction >

October 10th, 2002

Correction In the recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s best colleges, Pitt’s Johnstown campus was ranked 4th in the northern region among public schools in the comprehensive colleges — bachelor’s category. An incorrect ranking was listed in the Sept. 26 University Times.

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Pitt could see more attempts by legislators to "micro-manage" >

October 10th, 2002

Last year, a Pennsylvania legislator proposed an amendment to the University’s state funding bill that would have required Pitt to reimburse the state for legal expenses incurred by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission due to actions taken by Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic. The amendment was aimed at punishing the clinic for representing groups fighting the Mon-Fayette […]

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SAC sponsors workshop >

October 10th, 2002

On Oct. 28, the Staff Association Council (SAC) is sponsoring a limited-seating workshop entitled, “Who Moved My Cheese? An ‘A-Mazing’ Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life.” The title refers to the best-selling book by Spencer Johnson. Linda Neuenschwander, staff member at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, is leading […]

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ONE ON ONE: William Keller America's goal should be disarming Saddam, not deposing

him, Ridgway Center director says >

October 10th, 2002

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are expected to vote as early as today, Oct. 10, on a resolution that would authorize President Bush to order unilateral American military action against Iraq. In a nationally broadcast speech Monday night, Bush called Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein “a murderous tyrant” who poses an immediate threat to […]

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A glimpse into the past: Prof writes psychology dept. history >

October 10th, 2002

Academic departments are like living organisms, evolving according to the personalities that inhabit them as well as internal and external circumstances, a Pitt professor emeritus says. “This is particularly true for the Department of Psychology,” according to Merle J. Moskowitz. Following his retirement from teaching and administration, Moskowitz has been writing the last of four […]

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