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Volume 35 Issue 9

New international phone rates expected to save some money, but faculty contend some rates still too high >

January 9th, 2003

The University saved $1.3 million in telecommunications services costs over the last 18 months and expects additional savings on certain international phone rates beginning this month. But some members of a University Senate committee say it isn’t enough. While budget policies committee (BPC) members alleged Dec. 5 that the international phone rates for University personnel […]

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Cell phones reduce use of dorm phones >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt may have to re-assess its phone policy for on-campus residents because of an unanticipated cultural change among students, according to a University official. Jinx Walton, director of Computing Services and Systems Development, told a Dec. 6 Senate budget policies committee meeting that Pitt students, like their counterparts around the nation, are relying more on […]

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Angelic reward awaits those who contribute to Heinz Chapel fund >

January 9th, 2003

Be an angel — and help one of Pitt’s landmarks. Heinz Memorial Chapel recently inaugurated the Heinz Memorial Chapel Angel Program, part of an effort to support a building fund for several short- and long-term maintenance projects. A $150 donation, $100 of which is tax deductible, to the Heinz Chapel Building Fund makes the donor […]

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Sun’s rays pose problems in winter too, doctor says >

January 9th, 2003

Although the heat of summer is a distant memory, a UPMC Health System dermatologist warns that people can still suffer skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that results in premature aging of the skin. “Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays increase in spring and summer resulting in sunburns, but ultraviolet A (UVA) rays are constant year-round, […]

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Long-range facilities plan ahead of schedule >

January 9th, 2003

With Sennott Square and the Petersen Events Center, Pitt’s newest buildings, up and running, what’s next on the University’s facilities agenda? That was the question broached by the University Senate’s plant utilization and planning (PUP) committee at a meeting last month. Robert Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources management, reported to the committee […]

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UPJ staffer honored for service >

January 9th, 2003

Long-time Johnstown campus staff member Betsy A. Goenner is the 2002 winner of the UPJ President’s Award for Excellence in Service. The fourth annual award recognizes a staff member’s dedication to the University and commends the employee’s superior efforts at work and in the community. Goenner was recognized at the annual Johnstown staff luncheon Dec. […]

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