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Volume 38 Issue 11

Tax hotline to operate until April 17 >

February 2nd, 2006

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions concerning the W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline number, 412/624-1860, will be in effect through April 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions regarding Form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding Form 1098T (tuition payment statement) should be directed to […]

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Law clinic work could change Medicare rule >

February 2nd, 2006

Medicare administrators are proposing a change in policy that would relax restrictions on which pancreas transplants are covered for diabetic patients who need them. The proposed decision memorandum released Jan. 26 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the group that sets coverage policy, is being viewed as a victory at the Pitt […]

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Obituary: Katherine M. Detre >

February 2nd, 2006

Katherine M. Detre, one of the nation’s leading epidemiologists, noted particularly for her leadership of large-scale studies investigating cardiovascular disease, died Jan. 24, 2006, of complications from liver cancer. She was 79. At the time of her death, Detre held the position of Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), […]

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Pitt adds on-campus health screening sessions >

February 2nd, 2006

Due to high demand, additional Fitness for Life on-campus blood panel screening dates are being offered to Pitt employees covered by the UPMC Health Plan, the University’s medical insurer. According to John R. Kozar, Pitt director of benefits, about 600 individuals participated in the Pittsburgh campus health screenings last fall. Nearly 3,300 health plan members […]

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Fossil-rich Wyoming land donated to Pitt >

February 2nd, 2006

A Wyoming rancher with no previous ties to Pitt has given the University Honors College 4,700 acres of land in eastern Wyoming containing rich dinosaur fossil beds and likely other important fossil finds. Philanthropist Allen Cook’s gift, valued at approximately $7 million, will make possible the preservation of what could be a national treasure rivaling […]

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130 acres donated to UPB >

February 2nd, 2006

American Refining Group (ARG) in Bradford has given Pitt’s regional campus there a gift of 130 acres that will enable UPB to nearly double the size of its campus, as well as provide scholarship opportunities for future students. The property, which has an estimated value in excess of $100,000, is located in Bradford, on the […]

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Endowment up to 30th in national survey >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt’s endowment continues to outpace the growth of higher education institutions nationally. The University’s endowment as of June 30, 2005, was $1.53 billion, up 12.1 percent from the previous year. The national average increase was 9.3 percent, according to a national survey released last month. Pitt rose a notch to 30th nationally in total endowment […]

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Building donated to Bradford campus >

February 2nd, 2006

Robert J. and Mary B. Weiss of Warren have donated the six-story Bradford Seneca Building to Pitt’s Bradford campus. The building is valued at $1.2 million. The gift is among the five largest outright donations that Pitt-Bradford has received in its 42-year history and is the most valuable gift of real estate ever made to […]

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