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Volume 31 Issue 20

Genetics program gets grant >

June 10th, 1999

Genetics program gets grant Pitt's Genetics Education and Counseling Program has received a $115,000 grant from the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) of western Pennsylvania to help inform the community about genetic disease risk and available counseling services. The Genetics Education and Counseling Program provides up-to-date information about inherited conditions and related services through workshops […]

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June 15 vote expected on MPAC, second phase of Bouquet housing >

June 10th, 1999

June 15 vote expected on MPAC, second phase of Bouquet housing At a committee session yesterday, June 9, Pittsburgh City Council voted to send two Pitt construction projects to full council vote on June 15, according to a City Planning Commission official. At a public hearing June 3, University administrators and Oakland community leaders had […]

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AAU FACULTY SALARY SURVEY >

June 10th, 1999

AAU FACULTY SALARY SURVEY Average salaries of assistant professors and faculty librarians at the Pittsburgh campus gained ground last year compared with salaries at other Association of American University (AAU) schools. But average salaries of full and associate professors here slipped again. In all four categories, Pitt average salaries ranked in the bottom third among […]

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University reinstitutes affirmative action award >

June 10th, 1999

University reinstitutes affirmative action award The University is reviving a $1,000 annual award for contributions to affirmative action and diversity at Pitt. Individuals, units and programs are eligible for the Chancellor's Affirmative Action and Diversity Award if they have engaged in activities or created initiatives that have: * "Significantly increased access to, and full participation […]

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PITT vs. PENN STATE: How the faculty salaries compare >

June 10th, 1999

PITT vs. PENN STATE: How the faculty salaries compare Professors at Pitt's regional campuses earn an average of $6,900 to $13,300 less annually, depending on faculty rank, than their counterparts at Penn State branch campuses. At the June 4 meeting of the University Senate budget policies committee, Vice Provost Robert F. Pack pointed out that […]

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Incoming freshmen's credentials improving >

June 10th, 1999

Incoming freshmen's credentials improving For the fourth straight year, Pitt's entering freshman class will have stronger academic credentials than the one that preceded it, University officials announced this week. Of the 3,100 freshmen who have paid deposits for next fall, 29 percent rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes; 55 […]

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New law dean Herring to focus on fundraising and improving standards for

incoming students >

June 10th, 1999

New law dean Herring to focus on fundraising and improving standards for incoming students Recruiting higher quality students and boosting fundraising are the No. 1 and No. 2 priorities, respectively, of Pitt's new law school dean, David J. Herring. "There are 181 accredited law schools, and we want to move up into the top tier […]

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Contract with PAT expected this month >

June 10th, 1999

Contract with PAT expected this month Pitt's contract with the Port Authority, which allows Pitt I.D. holders free rides throughout Allegheny County, should be renewed within the next two weeks, Pitt's director of Parking and Transportation Services told the Plant Utilization and Planning (PUP) committee June 8. Bob Harkins told PUP committee members that the […]

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