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Volume 38 Issue 19

Regional faculty salary peer debate continues >

May 25th, 2006

An analysis of average faculty salaries at Pitt’s regional campuses found the University near the bottom of the list in comparison with regional/branch campus faculty at similar institutions. The report, prepared by Pitt’s Office of Institutional Research based on salary information in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) annual salary survey, compared faculty salaries […]

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Staff reps discuss salary, health care issues >

May 25th, 2006

From a lively — and frank —discussion last week among staff leaders from Pitt’s five campuses emerged shared frustrations and successes, as well as certain campus-specific issues and initiatives. Staff association representatives from Pitt’s five campuses met May 19 at the Johnstown campus for the annual Council of Campuses meeting. Staff associations rotate hosting the […]

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Beating the generation gap at work >

May 25th, 2006

On this Memorial Day, which of the following are you most likely to do? • Display the flag at home, visit a cemetery and line up to watch the local parade. • Catch up on some work. • Devote time to your personal life. • Listen to your iPod while checking out some web sites […]

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Pitt disease fighters speak >

May 25th, 2006

With all the talk of potential avian flu pandemics or bioterrorism in the news, it’s hard to know who or what to believe. In the third talk in the University’s six-part mini-medical school community health education series, a trio of disease fighters described their roles in the battle against the viruses and bacteria that can […]

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Ex-Pitt researcher indicted in Korean stem cell case >

May 25th, 2006

A former Pitt research associate who worked in the lab of Gerald Schatten at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is among six scientists indicted May 12 by South Korean prosecutors in connection with Korean cloning researcher Hwang Woo-suk’s faked stem cell research. Kim Sun-jong was a research associate in Schatten’s MWRI lab from September to […]

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Bellefield Boiler Plant fined for pollution >

May 25th, 2006

The Allegheny County Health Department last month reached a consent agreement to settle air pollution violations at the Bellefield Boiler Plant. Pitt is a member of the nonprofit consortium that owns and operates the plant. Under the agreement, the consortium will pay a $175,000 fine and will use a cleaner fuel mixture in its No. […]

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