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Volume 38 Issue 19

JURIST wins Webby >

May 25th, 2006

JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu), the Pitt School of Law’s legal news and research service, won The Webby People’s Voice Award competition. Winners of the Webby awards, which honor excellence in web site design, creativity, usability and functionality, were released last week by the International Academy of the Digital Arts and Sciences. Called “the on-line equivalent of an […]

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Ushers give $1 million to fight melanoma >

May 25th, 2006

Retired United States Steel Corp. CEO and chairman Thomas Usher and his wife Sandra have donated $1 million to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)’s melanoma program. The donation has established the Sandra and Thomas Usher Endowed Fund for Melanoma to promote clinical strategies to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat melanoma, the deadliest form […]

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Pitt’s highest paid: Dixon tops salary list >

May 25th, 2006

Head men’s basketball coach James P. Dixon II topped the list of Pitt’s five highest paid non-officer employees during the 2004-05 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2005. Dixon earned $573,004 in salary compensation, $32,992 in employer contributions to benefits plans and $19,948 in expense account and other allowances (a category that includes deferred compensation […]

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Endowed chair in infectious diseases and microbiology funded >

May 25th, 2006

A world-renowned infectious disease specialist who is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), Monto Ho, and his wife, Carol Ho, have pledged $2 million to GSPH to establish an endowed chair in infectious diseases and microbiology. Roberta Ness, interim dean […]

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UPP, UPMC top-paid workers, contractors named >

May 25th, 2006

Compensation figures for highly paid officials at the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan, UPMC Corporate (2,164 employees who have system-wide duties) and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (UPMC’s largest unit) were released last week for fiscal year 2004-05, which ended June 30, 2005. IRS form 990, a public document, requires tax-exempt, private corporations to file […]

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Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research established >

May 25th, 2006

The School of Medicine has established the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) and has recruited an internationally recognized pain researcher, Gerald Gebhart, to head it. PCPR is a collaboration of the School of Medicine’s departments of anesthesiology and neurobiology and the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The school envisions that […]

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Faculty salaries ranked vs. AAU publics >

May 25th, 2006

A comparison of faculty salaries at the Pittsburgh campus with salaries at 33 other public Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions showed that full professors’ pay held steady at No. 13, unchanged from last year’s comparison. Associate professors saw their comparative pay slip three places in the rankings to No. 15 and assistant professors dropped […]

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Obituary: Carolynn Ann Morse Wilson >

May 25th, 2006

Long-time staff member in the School of Engineering Carolynn Ann Morse Wilson died May 4, 2006, following a heart attack. She was 66. A Pittsburgh native, Wilson attended Homewood Elementary School and graduated from Westinghouse High School. She also attended classes at Pitt, and accepted a staff position here in 1980 as an administrative secretary […]

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