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Volume 32 Issue 22

Custodians approve contract >

July 6th, 2000

Custodians approve contract Pittsburgh campus custodians have reached agreement with the University on a three-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1. The deal calls for annual 3 percent salary increases effective in January of each of the three years, 2000-2002. The Pittsburgh campus custodians, which includes cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of […]

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Board of Trustees elects members >

July 6th, 2000

Board of Trustees elects members Pitt's Board of Trustees on June 29 elected term, special and alumni trustees and one emeritus trustee. Term and alumni trustees have full voting rights. Special and emeritus trustees may vote only on committees. The board also elected trustees to serve on UPMC Health System and University of Pittsburgh Trust […]

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State appropriation up by 5.8% for FY01 >

July 6th, 2000

State appropriation up by 5.8% for FY01 Pitt's budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 includes $177.4 million in state support. That's up by 5.8 percent (or $9.8 million) over last year. The appropriation includes $3.5 million for academic program initiatives, $2.5 million for laboratory improvements and equipment (down from $4.5 million last […]

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Study of Russian orphanages may impact facilities there as well as child care centers internationally >

July 6th, 2000

Study of Russian orphanages may impact facilities there as well as child care centers internationally At first, Robert B. McCall didn't notice anything strange about the way caregivers in a Russian orphanage were feeding their charges. Then he watched a visiting mother feed her own child. The mother sat facing her baby — talking to […]

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Group urges measures to control skyrocketing cost of scholarly publishing >

July 6th, 2000

Group urges measures to control skyrocketing cost of scholarly publishing Agreeing that "the current system of scholarly publishing has become too costly for the academic community to sustain," a group of university administrators, librarians, publishers and association leaders has issued a set of principles intended to guide the transformation of scholarly publishing. Among the document's […]

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2 groups of cancer specialists merge >

July 6th, 2000

2 groups of cancer specialists to merge Two groups of area cancer specialists are joining forces. Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA), a specialty practice of 30 oncologists working in 21 locations throughout the tri-state area, intends to join the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), the area's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. UPCI […]

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UPB starts program for high school students >

July 6th, 2000

UPB starts program for students in high school High school students can now take advantage of academic opportunities at Pitt's Bradford campus under a new program announced last month. "Our new Bridges Program gives local high school students the chance to enroll in classes at Pitt-Bradford and earn up to six college credits each semester," […]

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