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Volume 35 Issue 22

New federal reporting rules create headaches for Pitt’s Office of International Services >

July 10th, 2003

Some offices have Casual Fridays. Pitt’s Office of International Services has SEVIS Fridays. Every Friday since May (except for July 4), with the blessing of the Provost’s office, OIS staff members have hunkered down in their William Pitt Union offices, closing their doors to the rest of the University community. Throughout July, the OIS’s doors […]

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CGS to close Computer Learning Center, cut jobs >

July 10th, 2003

In a move described as a financial decision, Pitt is closing its Downtown Computer Learning Center (CLC), an information technology training organization in the College of General Studies (CGS). The July 31 closing means the elimination of 15 part-time jobs and one full-time position, including that of CLC’s founding director, Carla Depperman. Depperman said that […]

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Pitt service workers sign 3-year contract >

July 10th, 2003

Pitt service workers agreed to a three-year contract June 26, but the employees’ union said the fight for affordable health care benefits, a sore spot during contract negotiations, isn’t over. Pitt’s 400 service employees, which include cleaners, movers, groundskeepers and pool operators, are members of Local 585, Division 29 of the Service Employees International Union […]

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Pitt details the correct way to dispose of outdated computers >

July 10th, 2003

You just took delivery on a faster, more powerful computer. Now the question is: What do you do with your old, outdated model? You might be tempted, but throwing it in the trash is a no-no. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently classified electronics waste as “universal waste”; as such, it is prohibited from […]

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Bacterium to be named for GSPH emeritus professor >

July 10th, 2003

A dream of many microbiologists is to have a bacterium named after them. That dream should come true soon for Robert B. Yee, professor emeritus in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). Investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta recently proposed […]

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Use of tuition benefits is a win-win situation, CGS staffer tells employees >

July 10th, 2003

Your Pitt job feels like a dead end. Your ambitions have waned. Your goals are fuzzy. In short, your life’s in a rut. Why not take advantage of working for a prestigious higher education institution by using your employee educational benefits? That’s the message of Dean Julian, educational consultant and national certified counselor at the […]

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Electronic system for IRB applications to debut >

July 10th, 2003

Pitt and two hospitals that sponsor human clinical research have formed a consortium and agreed to a standardized, common set of information for new protocols that soon can submitted on-line. Pitt, Magee-Womens Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will use Webridge’s Compliance Extranet software to automate their Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval oversight processes. The […]

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