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Volume 30 Issue 21

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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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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