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Volume 39 Issue 16

SIS reorganizes to reflect evolving disciplines >

April 19th, 2007

In her nearly 40 years as a Pitt staff member in the School of Information Sciences (SIS), Theresa Benedek has worked with six deans or acting deans, seen the name of the school change three times, witnessed a revolution in information technology that spawned entirely new disciplines and lived through several school-wide structural overhauls. The […]

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Eclectic interests pull retiring professor >

April 19th, 2007

After 37 years at Pitt, Gerald Massey is retiring as Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy. If he’s being put out to pasture, it’s only because he wants to be. While he’s been semi-retired for several years, Massey has decided that now is the time to refocus his attention on his eclectic interests — among them […]

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BENEFITS BUZZ >

April 19th, 2007

Welcome to the New Benefits Newsletter! To help keep faculty and staff up to date on changes in events affecting benefits, the Benefits Buzz will now appear on a more frequent basis and within the University Times. As always, feel free to give us your feedback at: feedback@exchange.hr.pitt.edu or 412-624-8160 Open Enrollment Is Here! All […]

Volume 39 Issue 16

Provost's innovation program funds 11 teaching projects >

April 19th, 2007

Eleven teaching proposals have been selected for funding under the eighth annual Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence innovation in education awards program. The awards encourage instructional innovation and teaching excellence. Funding for this year’s awards totals $159,577. Winners of this year’s awards and summaries of their proposals are: • Ahmed Amer, assistant professor of […]

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Benefits open enrollment runs until May 9 >

April 19th, 2007

Pitt employees will see premium increases as well as certain co-payment and prescription drug cost increases for the health plan year that begins July 1. According to Human Resources officials, the overall increase to Pitt’s medical plans, which are administered by UPMC Health Plan, is 3.9 percent. Regionally and nationally, health care renewals, after adjustments […]

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Feick named UCIS director >

April 19th, 2007

Pitt professor Lawrence Feick has been named senior director of International Programs and director of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS), effective Aug. 1. Feick, a professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, teaches marketing management and international marketing. Feick earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s […]

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Faculty pay at Pitt higher than average in AAUP survey >

April 19th, 2007

A new report by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) shows that average salaries for professors at Pitt’s Oakland campus for 2006-07 were higher than the average at similar schools nationwide. Although Pitt administrators use a group of 34 public Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions for benchmarking salary comparisons for the Pittsburgh campus, […]

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UPMC investigates posting of patients' data >

April 19th, 2007

UPMC last week announced that it is investigating a posting to a UPMC web site that has led to the disclosure of personal information on some current and former patients. The discovery was brought to UPMC’s attention on April 10 and the confidential information was removed immediately from the web site. UPMC’s preliminary investigation has […]

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Pitt's emergency plans & what you need to know >

April 19th, 2007

The tragedy at Virginia Tech this week has prompted questions nationwide about campus security and emergency communication in general. In the aftermath, Pitt Police Chief Timothy R. Delaney has been fielding his share of inquiries from the media, employees and worried parents. The incident at Virginia Tech has prompted numerous “what-ifs” and worried concerns about […]

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