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Volume 39 Issue 23

Law & social work start joint program >

July 26th, 2007

Law and social work have established a new joint-degree program through which students can earn Master of Social Work (MSW) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degrees. The MSW-JD program will enable students with interests in a wide range of areas where law and social work converge — such as child welfare, aging, health, mental health, juvenile […]

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Closures set for BST3 entrance, 5th Ave. >

July 26th, 2007

The front entrance of the Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3) will be closed on July 28 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two lanes on Fifth Avenue in front of the BST3 will be closed to traffic during this period as Facilities Management personnel lift maintenance equipment via crane to the roof of the building. […]

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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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