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Volume 35 Issue 17

SEIU spurns latest Pitt offer >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt upped its salary offer to the Pittsburgh campus service workers but a union official called Pitt’s latest proposal “unacceptable.” The 350 service employees, which include cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO. The SEIU workers have been negotiating with Pitt since […]

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Pitt, Filmmakers plan Russian film symposium >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will present the Russian film symposium, “Arrogance and Envy: Anti-American Cinema Under Communism and After,” May 5-10. The symposium will feature screenings, discussions, commentaries and research papers. Events will take place on the Pitt campus and at the Filmmakers’ 477 Melwood Ave. location in North Oakland. “Arrogance and Envy” will examine […]

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Thornburghs fund disability law lecture series >

May 1st, 2003

Dick and Ginny Thornburgh, who recently received the Henry B. Betts Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), have donated the $50,000 Betts Award funds to Pitt to establish the Thornburgh Family Lecture Series in Disability Law and Policy. The lecture series will be administered through Pitt’s School of Law and School […]

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Winter Jazz raises funds at UPJ >

May 1st, 2003

Winter Jazz 2003, featuring Dianne Reeves, raised $37,000 for the Blackington Endowment for the Performing Arts at Pitt’s Johnstown campus. To date, Winter Jazz performances for the Blackington Endowment at UPJ have raised $232,000. Now in its 10th year, Winter Jazz was established to expand the Blackington Endowment, which furnishes permanent operating support for the […]

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Race for the Cure set for May 11 >

May 1st, 2003

The 11th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held May 11 in Schenley Park starting at 8:45 a.m. The 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk raise money to promote breast cancer awareness and honor survivors. Pitt is providing space in the Posvar Hall galleria for registration and for race-day materials pick up. […]

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Affirmative action award nominations sought >

May 1st, 2003

May 16 is the nomination deadline for the 2003 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding program area or individual that has made a significant contribution to affirmative action. Affirmative action is defined as “the increase of access to and full participation in all aspects of University functions by minorities and […]

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