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Volume 38 Issue 8

Hillman Library extends hours >

December 8th, 2005

Hillman Library is extending its hours for the final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, until 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. During the 24-hour schedule, students must present their University ID card to enter Hillman Library between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. Free coffee and tea […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education surveys university leaders’ pay >

December 8th, 2005

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg ranks 11th on the list of highest-paid leaders of public universities nationally, according to an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. However, the comparison data, published in the Nov. 18 edition, are flawed in part because they compare Nordenberg’s 2003-04 compensation package with other institutional executives’ 2005-06 data […]

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Health Sciences librarians assist doctors, patients >

December 8th, 2005

Far from a career consisting of shushing noisy patrons or spending long hours amid dusty stacks of books, the reference librarians of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) are never bored. Their expertise in research has manifested itself in a variety of ways, from helping a local author get his medical facts straight for a […]

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UPG prof’s work figures in Saddam Hussein trial >

December 8th, 2005

As the trial of Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi special tribunal continues, Pitt-Greensburg professor Joan Bytheway will be watching a bit more intently than many observers. Her work as part of a Regime Crimes Liaison Office (RCLO) forensic team is expected to be instrumental in the case against the former Iraqi leader. Anthropologist Bytheway, an […]

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Pitt law clinic work could expand Medicare transplant coverage >

December 8th, 2005

Work done at the Pitt Health Law Clinic has sparked a review of Medicare procedures that could have an impact on diabetics nationwide. Thanks to the law clinic’s work on behalf of a UPMC patient in need of a pancreas transplant, Medicare is reconsidering its policy of refusing coverage for most pancreas transplants. Under a […]

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Regional faculty presidents praise inter-campus communication >

December 8th, 2005

Calling it a new era of inter-campus communication, faculty leaders from three of Pitt’s regional campuses reported to Faculty Assembly last week on issues particular to their academic homes. The president of Pitt-Titusville’s faculty council was unable to attend the meeting. Faculty presidents Sayre Greenfield of Pitt-Greensburg, Don Ulin of Pitt-Bradford and Richard Ulsh of […]

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Music library scores Moe manuscripts >

December 8th, 2005

Librarian Jim Cassaro may want to add a word of thanks to hungry termites and poet Alfred Corn when he catalogs the latest large donation to the music department’s library. Both played a role in prompting Pitt music professor Eric Moe to donate the drafts and manuscripts of his musical compositions to the Theodore M. […]

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Provost responds to regional faculty criticism >

December 8th, 2005

Provost James V. Maher did not attend the Nov. 29 Faculty Assembly meeting, but was asked by the University Times to comment on statements made by regional campus faculty leaders at that meeting. Provost Maher issued the following statement in response: “The presidents of the campus senates at Bradford and Greensburg raised budget issues in […]

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Pitt-UPMC docs make Best Doctors list >

December 8th, 2005

More than 300 physicians in 36 specialties from Pitt’s School of Medicine and UPMC are included in the list of “Best Doctors” in the Pittsburgh area compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., of Boston, provider of information about the best medical care available. The current listing is the result of a survey in which more than […]

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On Teaching: Business professor Ray Jones >

December 8th, 2005

Yesterday, Dec. 7, was the 64th anniversary of the “day which will live in infamy” as the starting point of the United States involvement in World War II. Last August, the country marked the 60th anniversary of the war’s end on Aug. 14, 1945. The unconditional surrender of the Japanese government followed within 10 days […]

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