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Volume 28 Issue 5

Pathology chair named associate vice chancellor, interim med dean >

October 26th, 1995

Pathology department chairperson George Michalopoulos has been appointed associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences and interim dean of the School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1. As interim dean, Michalopoulos will replace George Bernier, who is resigning to become dean of medicine and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in […]

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Pro union >

October 26th, 1995

Under unionization, decisions about faculty salaries and fringe benefits would be made through negotiations between faculty, administrators and trustees — "and not determined unilaterally by the administration and trustees after going through the motions of consultation," Mark Ginsburg said. He noted the administration's decision in March to eliminate HealthAmerica. "This decision, furthermore, came in the […]

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Weber resigns as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement >

October 26th, 1995

VOLUME 28 NUMBER 5 OCTOBER 26, 1995 Weber resigns as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement Lawrence M. Weber re-signed as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement Oct. 13, effective that day. The University Times could not reach Weber for comment. But in a written statement he said his decision to leave Pitt was based on his […]

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Anti union >

October 26th, 1995

Gerald Massey began his presentation by denouncing the University's administration in far harsher terms than UF leaders did. "Pitt has developed an administrative culture conducive to arrogance, at ease with mediocrity, and tolerant of incompetence," he said. "Mediocrity and incompetence are so prevalent, and so blithely accepted, that one has to spend much of the […]

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Clarification >

October 26th, 1995

Summaries of Pitt's four Blue Cross plans, and of the University's retirement plans, will be made available on-line to Pitt employees through PITTINFO — probably by the end of January, according to the Office of Human Resources. The Oct. 12 University Times incorrectly reported that the actual Blue Cross contracts, rather than summaries, would be […]

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Staff representatives from all five campuses meet to discuss avenues for cooperation >

October 26th, 1995

Staff representatives from Pitt's four regional campuses could gain seats on the Pittsburgh campus's Staff Association Council (SAC). SAC bylaws will need to be rewritten before such a move can occur, but support for it was strong at an Oct. 19 introductory gathering of staff members from the five campuses. Called by Pittsburgh SAC President […]

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Looking ahead: Trustees' chair J. Wray Connolly talks about the University and the board's role in its future >

October 26th, 1995

The June 22 meeting of Pitt's Board of Trustees was J. Wray Connolly's first as chairperson of the board. It also was the last board meeting for J. Dennis O'Connor as Pitt chancellor. The timing was not coincidental. Connolly was a leading member of the trustee group that grew increasingly dissatisfied with O'Connor's job performance […]

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Tickets needed for Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas concerts >

October 26th, 1995

Tickets for the Heinz Memorial Chapel Choir's three Christmas concerts will be available beginning Nov. 1. A total of 400 seats on the main floor and 45 seats in the balcony will be sold for each concert. Standing-room tickets will be available after all seats are sold. The concerts will be on Dec. 1 and […]

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Report to state lists average Pitt staff salaries in four categories >

October 26th, 1995

For the first time ever, Pitt has completed a staff salary report for the state Department of Education that shows the average salaries of full-time staff in four categories: 1) executive, administrative and managerial; 2) other professional non-faculty; 3) secretarial and clerical, and 4) technical, skilled and service. The study was undertaken to comply with […]

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UPJ program for students found to be boosting employee morale >

October 26th, 1995

The original idea behind the Employee-Student Partnership (ESP) program, one of two new student-assistance programs initiated this fall by Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), was to assist entering freshmen in adjusting to college life. Under the program, UPJ staff and faculty volunteers help answer students' questions about campus procedures and services, meet with freshmen for one-on-one […]

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