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Volume 30 Issue 21

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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Internal Audit: Watchdogs for University's money >

June 25th, 1998

John Elliott makes a point of sticking around his office on Friday afternoons. That's when people usually call him to report missing cash receipts, suspicious revenue shortfalls and other bookkeeping irregularities. Elliott is director of Pitt's Department of Internal Audit. He and his 11-member staff serve as in-house watchdogs over University finances. Routine, scheduled audits […]

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Staff Association Council elects 98-99 officers >

June 25th, 1998

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced at its June 17 meeting that Rich Colwell had been elected president. Colwell, who has been a member of SAC for 12 of the 13 years he's worked at Pitt, is an electronics specialist III in the associate dean's office, School of Engineering. He had been vice president, steering, […]

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Each school would have representation on Assembly, under proposed change in bylaws >

June 25th, 1998

Each Pitt school would be directly represented on Faculty Assembly, under a proposed revision of University Senate bylaws. Also, each of the four regional campuses, the University Library System (ULS) and the Health Sciences Library System would elect representatives to the Assembly. Each unit would elect two representatives, except that: * The Faculty of Arts […]

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Children needing liver transplants face disadvantages under current system, Pitt surgeon tells Senate committee >

June 25th, 1998

Children awaiting liver transplantation are at a special disadvantage under the current allocation system, which favors local use of donated organs and often prevents children from receiving organs from pediatric donors, according to a Pitt surgeon citing data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). The transplant system is operated under federal contract by […]

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Correction >

June 25th, 1998

Faculty Association of the School of Medicine (FASM) president Ralph Siewers is a non-tenured professor of surgery and director of pediatric cardiac surgery at Pitt. The June 11 University Times published an incorrect faculty title for Siewers, based on incorrect information provided to the Times.

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