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Volume 39 Issue 3

Staff salary issues not its concern, BPC told >

September 28th, 2006

What is the proper forum for discussion of Pitt’s salary policy as it affects staff? That was one of the salary-related issues debated Sept. 15 between senior administrators, who say the issue belongs between the Staff Association Council (SAC) and Human Resources, and members of the Senate budget policies committee (BPC). BPC chair Stephen Carr […]

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Pitt United Way steering committee members >

September 28th, 2006

Members of the 2006 Pitt United Way steering committee include: campaign manager Anne Franks, Institutional Advancement; and campaign co-chairs G. Reynolds Clark, community initiatives and chief of staff, Office of the Chancellor, and Daniel Edelstone, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. Other steering committee members are: Kenyon Bonner, Student Affairs; Jean Ferketish and Kim Honath, Office […]

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Projected labor shortages not a concern >

September 28th, 2006

Federal labor projections indicate that both teaching and administrative jobs in post-secondary education will outpace the average labor force growth in the coming years, but Pitt administrators aren’t worried about a shortage. While employment is projected to grow 13 percent between 2004 and 2014, post-secondary education administration jobs are expected to increase 21.3 percent and […]

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United Way-eligible Pitt organizations >

September 28th, 2006

The Pitt organizations eligible for designated United Way contributions and their donor codes are: Adjuvant Therapy, 1037 Arthritis Institute, 942523 Autism Center, 222684 Breast Cancer Research, 830 Center for Minority Health, 222783 Child Development Center, 1280 Children’s Neurosurgery Fund, 4645 Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center, 234 Criep Chair Patient Care Program, 951936 Department of Neurology — Epilepsy, […]

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On teaching: Cindy Andes >

September 28th, 2006

“Lots of visuals can trigger all kinds of writing,” says Pitt-Titusville’s Cindy Andes. And, if her premise is true, students in her English classes should spend little time staring at a blank sheet of composition paper. The long-time assistant professor of English and humanities herself is a visual — on a recent summer afternoon a […]

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Oakland traffic survey on web site >

September 28th, 2006

Pitt is facilitating a local transportation survey on behalf of the Allegheny Conference’s Oakland investment committee. The committee, which is composed of the leadership of the University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, UPMC, the Heinz Endowments and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, seeks to develop a comprehensive model of the Oakland transportation […]

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Mascaro initiative opens green facilities >

September 28th, 2006

Stepping onto the 11th floor of Benedum Hall isn’t high on the list of the University’s most aesthetic experiences. Visitors to its classrooms, labs and offices are plunged into a world of utilitarian block walls, commercial tile flooring and bare fluorescent tube lighting from the moment they step off the elevator. Overhead, ductwork, plumbing pipes […]

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Magee-Womens earns environmental recognition >

September 28th, 2006

Magee-Womens Hospital has received national recognition for its environmental efforts from Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, an organization founded jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Hospital and American Nurses associations and Health Care Without Harm. Magee received the “Making Medicine Mercury Free” award, a one-time citation for hospitals that have met the […]

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