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Volume 30 Issue 19

ARTHUR LEVINE >

May 28th, 1998

To Arthur S. Levine, culture isn't just something you grow in a Petri dish. "I've always been as interested in the humanities as in the sciences," says Levine, who was named last week as Pitt senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the medical school, effective Nov. 1. Levine, 61, currently is scientific […]

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Cochran wants to expand counsel office, reduce use of outside firms >

May 28th, 1998

Pitt's Office of General Counsel employs six full-time lawyers but needs to hire three more to handle a growing workload, according to Assistant Chancellor Jerome Cochran, who has been directing the office since March. In updating the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC) this month on the office's activities, Cochran said he will seek permission […]

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Trustees OK agreement to have practice plans pay $17 million to settle charges of overbilling >

May 28th, 1998

The Pitt Board of Trustees executive committee on May 15 unanimously ratified an agreement through which School of Medicine clinical practice plans will pay $17 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle charges that University physicians overbilled Medicare and Medicaid between 1990 and 1996. UPMC Health System has pledged to reimburse the practice […]

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SAC members debate changing bylaws regarding officer election >

May 28th, 1998

The May 13 Staff Association Council (SAC) meeting covered a lot of ground in the nearly two-hour public forum that included the approval of new council members, a firming-up of the July 25 Pitt Kennywood Day details, and an old-style, convention-floor fight of sorts over bylaws changes. Due to a glitch in scheduling, some new […]

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Two committees recommend 3% salary hike without cut in base compensation budget >

May 28th, 1998

Two influential Pitt committees have recommended that the University boost the pool of money available for salaries by 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1 – without first cutting the base compensation budget, as in recent years. Chancellor Mark Norden-berg declined to comment on the proposal this week. For faculty, the proposed […]

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GSPH launches award-winning website with info on HIV/AIDS >

May 28th, 1998

The Pennsylvania Prevention Project at the Graduate School of Public Health has launched an award-winning website for individuals, physicians, health care workers and anyone interested in finding out more about HIV and AIDS. The project won best website for health education and promotion at the 1997 National Health Association Conference. The website ‹ http://www.stophiv.com – […]

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UPBC recommends 4% tuition hike >

May 28th, 1998

Besides recommending a 3 percent increase in faculty and staff compensation for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) has proposed 4 percent increases in tuition and financial aid for next fall. UPBC unanimously approved those budget parameters and others at a closed-door meeting May 4. Meeting minutes […]

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