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Volume 34 Issue 18

AAU rankings include data for regional campuses >

May 16th, 2002

Among the 14 AAU public university branch campuses that focus on baccalaureate-level education, Pitt's Bradford campus ranked 11th during 2001-2002 for average salary of full professors (Bradford average: $61,300) and 10th for both associate professors ($51,700) and assistant professors ($41,700). The year before, Bradford ranked 9th for full, 12th for associate and 11th for assistant […]

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New SIS dean named >

May 16th, 2002

A national leader in information technology and digital library initiatives has been named dean of Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), effective July 1. Ronald L. Larsen, 55, executive director of the Maryland Applied Information Technology Initiative, where he directs the activities of a consortium of 10 Maryland universities, will succeed Toni Carbo, who has […]

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UPB search for president to start anew this fall >

May 16th, 2002

The search for a new president of the Bradford campus needs to be started again, according to the chair of the search committee. Robert Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources management, said the committee was unable to recommend the requisite number of qualified finalists, typically three or four, to the provost. Pitt is […]

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Same-sex partner health benefits inevitable, committee says, but urges University not to offer them now >

May 16th, 2002

Eventually, the University should offer medical benefits to its employees' same-sex partners — but doing so now "would not be prudent," Pitt's special committee on domestic partner health insurance benefits has advised. After 10 months of study, the committee concluded in a report to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg that "there is no simple solution" to the […]

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Ob-gyn dept. wins award >

May 16th, 2002

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has received one of four Roy M. Pitkin Awards, recognizing academic departments that promote and demonstrate excellence in research. Recipients are chosen based on articles submitted to Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pitt was selected based on an article written by researchers in obstetrics and gynecology: "Vasopressin During Abdominal Hysterectomy: A […]

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Senate election produces tie for VP >

May 16th, 2002

Economics professor James H. Cassing has been re-elected to a second one-year term as president of the University Senate. Josephine E. Olson of the Katz Graduate School of Business has been elected as the group's new secretary. Their terms begin July 1. Voting for the Senate's vice president resulted in a tie between incumbent Thomas […]

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UPMC Health Plan offers electronic options >

May 16th, 2002

UPMC Health Plan has launched web site applications for employers, providers and members that plan administrators say will lead to lower administrative costs, faster processing and more value for the health care dollar. Employer OnLine allows employer groups to access and update their employees' health information electronically. Employers can review and modify insurance information electronically, […]

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Faculty elected to Senate committees >

May 16th, 2002

The following faculty members have been elected to three-year terms on standing committees of the University Senate: Admissions and financial aid — Otto L. Graf, education; G. Lance Lugar, University Library System (ULS), and Sheel M. Petel, pharmacy. Anti-discriminatory policies — Eric O. Clarke, Jane Feuer and Richard C. Tobias, Faculty of Arts and Sciences […]

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Four Health Sciences profs, football coach top list of highest paid non-officer employees

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May 16th, 2002

Four Health Sciences professors and head football coach Walt Harris were the University's five highest paid, non-officer employees during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2001, according to an IRS form that Pitt filed this week. The five employees included: * Ronald B. Herberman, professor of medicine/pathology and Health Sciences associate vice chancellor — […]

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