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Volume 39 Issue 18

Senate committee members elected >

May 17th, 2007

Faculty members who won seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees were announced this week. Committee members, who are voted on by members of Faculty Assembly, serve three-year terms. Newly elected members are: • Admissions and student aid: Susan Shaiman (Kimelman), School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS); Vladimir Savinov, Arts and Sciences (A&S), […]

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Gender differential in faculty pay misleading, Beeson says >

May 17th, 2007

Taken as group, women faculty at Pitt earn only three-quarters of what their male counterparts earn, according to a report issued last fall by the Association of American University Professors (AAUP). (See Nov. 9 University Times.) But that statistic can be misleading if not analyzed in its proper context, a Pitt official told a University […]

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NCAA recertifies Pitt athletics >

May 17th, 2007

The NCAA Division I committee on athletics certification recently announced that Pitt’s athletics program has been re-certified. A “certified” designation indicates that the institution operates its athletics program in conformity with principles established by NCAA Division I membership. The certification process involves a self-study that was led by Randy Juhl, vice chancellor for research conduct […]

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SAC presidential candidates address the issues >

May 17th, 2007

This year’s election for Staff Association Council (SAC) president, to be voted on by SAC members prior to the June 20 meeting, pits incumbent president Rich Colwell, who is seeking a third two-year term, against Steve Zupcic, chair of SAC’s benefits committee. SAC officers’ terms begin July 1. Colwell has been on staff in the […]

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United Way campaign surpasses goal >

May 17th, 2007

More than a half-million dollars was raised through Pitt’s 2006 United Way fundraising drive, surpassing the goal set, according to Institutional Advancement. By the May 1 close of the campaign, 2,493 faculty, staff and retirees had pledged $553,247, surpassing the $500,000 goal and topping last year’s total by nearly $40,000. The average gift was $236. […]

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SAC candidate slate announced >

May 17th, 2007

The slate of candidates for the Staff Association Council (SAC) officers has been announced. Running for re-election as president is Rich Colwell. He will be opposed by Steve Zupcic, chair of SAC’s benefits committee. (See story beginning on page 8.) Incumbent Angela Peskie is running unopposed for vice president for marketing and communications and incumbent […]

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Katz, CBA share $1 million donation >

May 17th, 2007

Pitt has received a $1 million gift from alumnus James B. Tafel, owner of Street Sense, the horse that won this month’s Kentucky Derby. The James B. Tafel Expendable Gift and the James B. Tafel Endowed Student Support Fund will support students in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of […]

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Heinz Chapel spire evaluated >

May 17th, 2007

A unique trio of experts with training in engineering and architecture gave the spire atop the Heinz Memorial Chapel an inch-by-inch analysis last week. Armed with climbing gear, cameras and tape measures, workers from the Ithaca, N.Y.-based Vertical Access examined each solder joint, fastener and piece of bracing over the course of three days, photographically […]

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Produce subscription program planned >

May 17th, 2007

Community Relations is introducing a program, dubbed “Farms to Pitt,” that will enable subscribers to obtain fresh local produce. Part of Pitt’s Partnership for Food, the new program offers fresh products delivered weekly directly from an area farm to designated locations on the Pittsburgh campus. Subscribers pay a fee in advance, which goes to a […]

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