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Volume 40 Issue 13

Tales From the Scales: Rami's Roundies >

March 6th, 2008

The weight race team of computer science staff members from the 6th floor of Sennott Square have had mixed results so far, according to team captain Karen Dicks, who also is a Fitness for Life champion. “The team is still enthusiastic,” Dicks said. “Our team is No. 110 in the latest rankings, but since some […]

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OBITUARY: Kenneth G. Duff >

March 6th, 2008

Kenneth G. Duff, a staff member in biostatistics at the Graduate School of Public Health, died Feb. 25, 2008, following a two-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 44. Duff earned a BS in computer science from Pitt in 1986. Following graduation he was hired as a computer programmer at Pitt’s National Surgical Adjuvant […]

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Plans for University Club detailed >

March 6th, 2008

Plans for a faculty and staff club and an employee-only recreation facility at the University Club are slowly taking shape, a Pitt official reported at Faculty Assembly Feb. 26. “The University has started renovation on the University Club, a $20 million project with a number of components,” said Eli Shorak, associate vice chancellor for Business. […]

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Tales From the Scales: Team POWER >

March 6th, 2008

“We’ve had some detours — (personal pan pizzas at 3 a.m.) and distractions (50th birthday celebrations) — but this team approach is truly working very, very well for us. It’s easier to resist temptation when the consequence of giving in to temptation is letting down the team,” said Provost’s office staff member and team captain […]

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OBITUARY: William Z. Nasri >

March 6th, 2008

William Z. Nasri, professor emeritus in the School of Information Sciences (SIS), died Feb. 22, 2008, of natural causes. He was 82. Nasri was a member of the SIS community for more than 30 years, beginning in 1964 as a research associate while he was enrolled in the PhD program. In addition to his doctorate […]

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What we earn: Annual report details salaries >

March 6th, 2008

Pitt’s employees are a diverse group, and one of the areas in which that diversity is measurable is salaries. The University Senate’s budget policies committee (BPC) on Feb. 22 received Pitt’s Management Information and Analysis office’s annual report of the mean (or average) and median salaries of full-time Pitt employees. The median is the salary […]

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Tales From the Scales: Lori's Losers >

March 6th, 2008

Lori’s Losers, the team formed by University Senate office mates Lori Molinaro and Cindy Brendel, weren’t quite sure what to expect as they faced the scales midway through the weight race. At the end of week 4, the team was No. 88 out of 222 on the Pittsburgh campus. What was certain is that they […]

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Staff/administration salaries detailed >

March 6th, 2008

At A Glance Highest-paid staff Highest average (by job category) Executives, administrators & managers Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences, $196,879 Highest average (by area) Executive vice chancellor’s office, $85,766 Highest median (by job category) Executives, administrators & managers Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences $210,000 Highest median (by area) General counsel’s office, $95,287 * Lowest-paid staff […]

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Tales From the Scales: Larry's Buff Buddies >

March 6th, 2008

Faculty and staff members at the University Center for International Studies formed a number of teams to compete in the weight race, according to Elaine Linn, assistant director of the global studies program, who is the spokesperson for Larry’s Buff Buddies. Linn and her husband, Ahmed Abdelwahab, an adjunct faculty member at UCIS, were assigned […]

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