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Volume 39 Issue 13

Pitt past, future highlighted at honors convocation >

March 8th, 2007

Speakers at the University’s honors convocation marked Pitt’s 220th anniversary with a look into its past as well as its future. The convocation honored academic awardees; student leadership award winners and study abroad scholarship winners; faculty awardees, including recipients of the Chancellor’s awards for distinguished public service, distinguished research and distinguished teaching and emeriti awards; […]

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Senate officer candidates announced >

March 8th, 2007

This year’s slate for University Senate officers has been set. The candidates are: President: John J. Baker (incumbent), associate professor, microbiology-biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine; and Michael R. Pinsky, professor, critical care medicine, bioengineering and anesthesiology, School of Medicine. Vice president: Thomas Buchele, clinical associate professor, School of Law; and Catherine Greeno, associate professor, School […]

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Senate scraps ad hoc recycling committee >

March 8th, 2007

The University Senate is disbanding its ad hoc committee on recycling, which was formed last spring. At Faculty Assembly’s Feb. 27 meeting, committee chair Irene Frieze delivered a final report on recycling, but stressed that the issue will not be abandoned. “We feel that many of our concerns have now been incorporated into the Senate […]

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Tighten your belts, lawmakers tell university leaders >

March 8th, 2007

HARRISBURG — “Once you get yourself into a hole, it’s really hard to climb out,” Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg told state House of Representatives appropriations committee members Feb. 27 as he testified about Pitt’s budget needs alongside fellow presidents of Pennsylvania’s three other state-related universities. Later in the day Nordenberg reiterated the message to Senate […]

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Help your computer spring forward >

March 8th, 2007

“Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? If so, I can’t imagine why. …” It’s a safe bet that songwriter Robert Lamm didn’t pen the words to his band Chicago’s 1971 hit on a personal computer. If so, he might have imagined why, as computer users may find to their […]

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New GSPIA dean named >

March 8th, 2007

After a lengthy search, Pitt has named John T.S. Keeler dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, effective July 1. Keeler, a scholar of European politics and transatlantic relations and comparative public policy, is a professor of political science and chair of the Division of French and Italian Studies at the University […]

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Hillman 1st fl. entrance to re-open >

March 8th, 2007

Hillman Library will reopen its first-floor entrance on March 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. There will be giveaways and promotional activities throughout the day. In order to make use of the main entrance to the building, last fall the stairs to the first floor were repaired and planters were placed on both […]

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What we earn: Annual report details faculty, staff pay >

March 8th, 2007

Among the 30 full professors in Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business, the average nine-month contract salary was $138,469 as of Oct. 31, 2005. That’s not counting consultation fees or other non-Pitt compensation that those professors may have received. During the same period, the 21 technical, skilled and service staff in the Office of Human […]

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