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Volume 30 Issue 16

Stanford I. Cohen >

April 16th, 1998

Stanford I. Cohen, senior lecturer of pharmacy administration, died of renal disease March 2, 1998. He was 71. He is survived by his wife Jean; daughters Pamela, Jodi, Jennifer and Rise; his brother, Melvin Cohen; his sister, Marcia Solomon; a son-in-law, Neil Somogye, and grandchildren Emily and Jacob Somogye. Stan lived life to the fullest. […]

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Annual faculty salary increase report released >

April 16th, 1998

Pitt's Office of Institutional Research has released its annual Faculty Salary Increase Report. And, as usual, the numbers require a little explanation. For example, faculty were excluded from the "continuing faculty" category if they were promoted last year, were on leave of absence, or changed from eight-month to 12-month contracts or vice versa, among other […]

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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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