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Volume 30 Issue 16

Comfort to retire from role of advocate for part-time students >

April 16th, 1998

"After 29 years of fighting the same battles over and over, I thought it was time for a change," said Bob Comfort, 61, explaining his decision to retire July 1 as associate dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). What battles? "Well, CGS — or any evening college or school that caters primarily to […]

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Average salaries range from low of Human Resources staff to high of UPMC administrators, execs >

April 16th, 1998

Average salaries among the ranks of Pitt full-time employees last year ranged from $13,531 for the 17 technical, skilled and service workers in the Office of Human Resources to $155,396 for six UPMC Health System executives, administrators and managers whose salaries were paid by the University. Those highs and lows are included in a report […]

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University to launch search for CGS dean >

April 16th, 1998

Pitt soon will begin a search for a new dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). "I hope to name a search committee by May 1, but it takes time when you're trying to work with various groups to get the committee slots filled," Provost James Maher said this week. Jack L. Daniel, vice […]

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Early retirements have physics & astronomy dept. scrambling >

April 16th, 1998

Frank Tabakin, who chairs the Department of Physics and Astronomy, woke up in a panic one morning in January. A dozen of his department's 35 full-time-equivalent professors were eligible for Pitt's new early retirement incentive program for faculty, he knew. What if most or all of them took it? Not that Tabakin hadn't considered the […]

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Posvar named president of World Society for Ekistics >

April 16th, 1998

Former Chancellor Wesley W. Posvar has been named 15th president of the World Society for Ekistics, a nonpolitical, nonreligious group that studies human patterns of living and their physical expression in the past, present and future. The society, based in Athens, is an international nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations. Posvar's term […]

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University chosen for Beckman scholars program >

April 16th, 1998

The University has been chosen as one of 20 universities nationwide to receive the 1998-99 Beckman Scholars Program award to help fund outstanding undergraduate research in biology, chemistry and engineering. Pitt will receive funds to help more than 70 undergraduate students, who will work with faculty mentors in the coming year. Funded by the Arnold […]

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Books and Journals >

April 16th, 1998

BOOKS & JOURNALS In this 27th annual edition of Books and Journals by the Faculty, we recognize Pitt faculty members who write or edit books as well as edit or co-edit journals. Book submissions have been arranged according to school, and listed alphabetically by title for easier reference. In instances of co-authored and co-edited books, […]

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