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Volume 39 Issue 23

Obituary: Donna L. Luiso >

July 26th, 2007

Donna L. Luiso, a staff member in the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA), died suddenly on July 14, 2007, from complications due to surgery. She was 53. A native of Bloomfield, Luiso joined the Pitt staff in 1998 as a supervisor of data entry in IA. At the time of her death, she was director […]

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Salary pool up 3.5%, tuition up 6.5% >

July 26th, 2007

Pitt’s Board of Trustees has approved a 3.5 percent increase to the employee salary pool as part of a 2008 fiscal year operating budget of $1.64 billion. The University’s largest expense in the FY08 budget is an estimated $919.5 million for employee salaries, wages and benefits, making up more than 59 percent of the budgeted […]

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Obituary: Joseph E. Phillips >

July 26th, 2007

Joseph Edward Phillips, assistant vice chancellor for Business in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, died July 18, 2007. He was 44. A 1985 Pitt graduate with a dual major in business and economics, Phillips began his Pitt career in 1987 as an auditor. In 1991, he earned an MBA. In 1992, Phillips moved […]

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2% pay hikes to be awarded for satisfactory performance >

July 26th, 2007

Pitt employees will be seeing a bit more green in their September paychecks, but not all will realize an increase in buying power. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg on Wednesday announced that the 3.5 percent salary pool increase allocated in Pitt’s fiscal year 2008 budget will be distributed as follows: — 2 percent for salary maintenance […]

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Progress reported on Pitt-Authority deal >

July 26th, 2007

Transit extension agreement reached The Port Authority board has approved a two-month contract extension with the University that allows faculty, staff and students to continue to use their Pitt ID cards to ride Port Authority vehicles. Under terms of the extension, approved at the board's July 27 meeting, the University will pay $323,942 per month […]

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Retention bonuses for 4 administrators continued >

July 26th, 2007

Four senior administrative officers will continue to earn the same deferred retention payments for each year they remain at their jobs as they have for the past five years, Pitt officials confirmed this week. Under a program introduced by the Board of Trustees in 2002, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg this month received $75,000 for each […]

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UPMC smokers seek haven at Pitt >

July 26th, 2007

The new UPMC smoke-free policy is yielding some early health effects in the Oakland area: Some smokers at UPMC are getting a bit more exercise while some Pitt employees are finding their blood pressure on the rise. UPMC security personnel are enforcing a July 1 ban on smoking on all UPMC-owned or leased property, asking […]

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Pedestrian & bicyclist forums planned >

July 26th, 2007

Those who travel Oakland on two feet or two wheels have two opportunities to offer their 2 cents’ worth to city officials in August. An Oakland bicycle planning meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Pitt’s Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105 AB, 3550 Terrace Street; and for those who may have missed an […]

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CGS's Osher Institute awarded $1 million >

July 26th, 2007

Pitt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) — which offers a wide array of courses to adults 55 and older — has received a $1 million endowment from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation. The gift will allow OLLI, part of the College of General Studies, to continue to offer noncredit courses to its membership of […]

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