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Volume 39 Issue 13

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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Correction >

March 8th, 2007

The 18th annual Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine lecture will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Scaife Hall’s lecture room 5. An incorrect date was listed in the Feb. 22 University Times.

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What we earn: staff, administration salary report >

March 8th, 2007

In the Management Information and Analysis report reviewed by the Senate budget policies committee on March 2, staff salary averages and medians, as of October 2005, were broken down into four categories: • Executive, administrative and managerial employees. • Other professionals. • Secretarial and clerical. • Technical, skilled and service. To avoid revealing individuals’ pay, […]

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What we earn: faculty salary report >

March 8th, 2007

In the Management Information and Analysis report, faculty in each responsibility center are broken down into academic ranks: professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor and lecturer/other. To avoid revealing individuals’ pay, average and median salary figures were omitted from the report for faculty categories that did not have more than three faculty members. Thus, some […]

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Report looks at faculty raises >

March 8th, 2007

Whether the glass is half full or half empty depends on one’s viewpoint. The average salary raise among Pitt’s 1,811 continuing full-time faculty members (excluding the School of Medicine’s clinical departments) in fiscal year 2007 was 4.3 percent — more than a percentage point higher than the 3.25 percent salary pool increase for faculty in […]

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City ponders nonprofit fees >

March 8th, 2007

City officials are considering establishing a formula under which nonprofit institutions in Pittsburgh, such as Pitt, would pay annual fees in lieu of taxes. Currently, the University is part of a consortium formed in 2005 that contributes voluntarily to the city’s coffers as a trade-off for their property tax-exempt status. Under a deal brokered by […]

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