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Volume 31 Issue 5

Richard King Mellon Foundation gives University $11 million grant >

October 29th, 1998

The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded Pitt a four-year, $11 million grant, one of the largest ever for the University. The grant includes $5 million for the University Honors College and $2 million each for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's discretionary fund and discretionary initiatives in the Health Sciences. […]

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Board sets senior administrators' salaries >

October 29th, 1998

Arthur S. Levine will be Pitt's highest- paid administrator when he becomes senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the medical school on Nov. 1. Levine will earn $498,000, nearly twice Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's salary and $60,000 more than what outgoing Senior Vice Chancellor Thomas Detre was making. Detre, however, did not serve […]

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Citing chancellor's accomplishments, trustees award Nordenberg $30,000 bonus plus 7.8 percent hike in pay >

October 29th, 1998

Pitt trustees are so pleased with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's job performance that they have awarded him a $30,000 bonus for the fiscal year that ended June 30, lifting his salary for last year to $262,000. They also gave Nordenberg a 7.8 percent raise for the current year, increasing his base salary to $250,000, effective July […]

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CAS teaching award established >

October 29th, 1998

Outstanding and innovative teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized through the Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Award, established with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family. A committee appointed by the associate dean for Undergraduate Studies annually will award two faculty a cash prize and financial support for ongoing […]

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Nursing dean's sabbatical finds her trading budgets for bedpans >

October 29th, 1998

Ellen Rudy, dean of Pitt's School of Nursing, spent two months of her current sabbatical drawing blood, taking vital signs, emptying bedpans and otherwise toiling as a nurse in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital emergency room. "My nursing dean friends all thought I was crazy," Rudy says. "They said, 'Ellen, why on Earth would you want […]

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Pitt prof named to Catholic studies chair >

October 29th, 1998

Paula M. Kane, associate professor of religious studies at Pitt, was named the John C. Jr. and Lucine O'Brien Marous Chair in Contemporary Catholic Studies, a position considered to be rare at a public university. "I don't know of any other chair in contemporary Catholic studies at a public university," said Alex Orbach, professor and […]

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Staff assembly set for Nov. 4 >

October 29th, 1998

The Staff Association Council (SAC) fall assembly will be held Nov. 4, noon-2 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Titled "A Step Into the Future: A University Initiative," the meeting will have two featured speakers. Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, said he will discuss his office's plans to improve relations […]

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Pitt asks for dismissal of UPJ suit >

October 29th, 1998

Pitt has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to dismiss a race and sex discrimination lawsuit by the Johnstown campus's affirmative action director. Lawyers for UPJ Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis responded last week by filing their own motion, reiterating that her case has merit. A U.S. District Court judge will […]

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ADOLF GRUNBAUM >

October 29th, 1998

The long-awaited exhibition, "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," finally opened at the Library of Congress on Oct. 15. The exhibit, the largest ever assembled on the life and work of the father of psychoanalysis, features personal papers, rare books, photos and silent movies of Freud and his circle, plus such totemistic objects as Freud's spectacles, […]

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