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Volume 38 Issue 23

Furka sues over firing >

July 20th, 2006

Deborah M. Furka, former director of Residence Life, has filed a federal suit again the University claiming sex discrimination. Furka was terminated Jan. 4 from her position, which is in the Division of Student Affairs. According to the lawsuit, filed July 1 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Furka was terminated […]

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UPMC wins 2 national awards >

July 20th, 2006

UPMC has garnered two national awards this month. UPMC is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to earn “honor roll” status in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2006 America’s Best Hospitals survey. Overall, UPMC is ranked 14th in the nation, and is highly ranked in 13 of the 16 medical specialties categorized. Out of 5,189 […]

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Pitt aids Indonesian teacher training >

July 20th, 2006

Pitt is one of three U.S. universities that have signed on to a new joint international project with the Republic of Indonesia to promote teacher development. In a $4.78 million project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),14 Indonesian universities are partnering with the U.S. institutions to develop modules that provide training […]

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Trustees set FY07 budget >

July 20th, 2006

Pitt’s Board of Trustees have approved a fiscal year 2007 operating budget of $1.55 billion that includes a 3.25 percent increase in the salary pool and tuition increases of up to 5.9 percent. (See related story.) The budget for FY07, which began July 1, represents an increase of approximately 2 percent over the FY06 budget […]

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Obituary: Gene Edward Geiger >

July 20th, 2006

Gene Edward Geiger, whose academic career at Pitt spanned more than a half-century, died July 10, 2006, of colon cancer. He was 77. A native of Castle Shannon, Geiger’s career at Pitt started in 1951 when he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an instructor, earning his M.S. in 1955 and his Ph.D. here […]

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Pay raised 1.75 % for satisfactory performance >

July 20th, 2006

A 3.25 percent increase in Pitt’s fiscal year 2007 salary pool was part of the operating budget approved July 14 by the Board of Trustees. (See related story.) Of the total salary pool increase, 1.75 percent will be designated for salary maintenance for employees whose work performance has been rated at least satisfactory; 1 percent […]

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Pitt, CMU join forces to develop quality of life technology >

July 20th, 2006

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are joining forces to aid the growing number of older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S. population. The two neighboring universities have been awarded a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish an engineering research center that will develop technologies to help older […]

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