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Volume 30 Issue 21

The new president of the Staff Association Council plans to push for greater role for staff in Pitt governance. >

June 25th, 1998

Rich Colwell began his one-year term as president of the Staff Association Council (SAC) at its June 17 meeting. On staff in the School of Engineering's Office of the Associate Dean for 13 years as an electronics specialist III, Colwell has been a member of SAC for 12 years, serving seven years as chair of […]

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Pittsburgh campus increase in number, quality of new students mirrored at all 4 Pitt regionals >

June 25th, 1998

Like the Pittsburgh campus, the regional campuses are enjoying recruiting success, both in numbers and quality of freshmen. Admissions directors at the four regionals report high school class rankings of incoming freshmen up from this time last year, and all four show increases in applications. On the Pittsburgh campus applications are up 11 percent this […]

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Katz gets $1.1 million federal education grant >

June 25th, 1998

The International Business Center (IBC) at the Katz Graduate School of Business has been awarded a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education under its program to support centers for international business education and research. Katz's IBC cooperates with such regional service organizations as the World Trade Center of Pittsburgh and the […]

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W. Edward Sell >

June 25th, 1998

W. Edward Sell, Distinguished Service Professor of Law and law dean emeritus, was honored recently with the President's Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA). The award is given to an individual who has contributed outstanding service to the association, community and legal profession. "Ed represents everything that is right about being a lawyer," said […]

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What to do if you suspect something is amiss financially >

June 25th, 1998

To report suspected fiscal irregularities or fraud at Pitt, call Internal Audit director John Elliott at 624-6127 or send e-mail to him at: JPE@budget.ba.pitt.edu Also, Internal Audit's website provides a form through which informants can forward questions or concerns anonymously. "This mail form removes any information about the sender and makes it impossible for our […]

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Pitt Board of Trustees expected to approve FY99 budget today >

June 25th, 1998

Tuition would go up by 4 percent next fall (the lowest percentage tuition hike at Pitt in nearly a decade) and the pool of money for salaries would increase by 3 percent July 1, under a Pitt fiscal year 1998-99 budget that the Board of Trustees is expected to approve today, June 25. The board […]

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Most employees have no cause for panic when Pitt auditors come calling >

June 25th, 1998

Unless you've got something to hide, there's no reason to panic if the Internal Audit department schedules your unit for an audit, department staff emphasize. "Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, we put together a plan for conducting routine financial audits at an average of 30-35 units that year, in addition to performing […]

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