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Volume 40 Issue 19

Where Pitt faculty pay ranked >

May 29th, 2008

Pittsburgh campus faculty pay Pittsburgh campus professors’ average salary of $121,900 placed faculty at No. 9, up from last year’s 12th place ranking with an average salary of $119,500. The absence of UCLA, UC-Berkeley and UC-San Diego, which ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 6 in the 2006-07 comparison, pushed the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill […]

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Innovation awards announced >

May 29th, 2008

The Office of the Provost’s advisory council on instructional excellence (ACIE) has funded eight teaching proposals to fund under the 2008 Innovation in Education Awards Program. Funding for this year’s awards totaled $127,000. The awards encourage instructional innovation and teaching excellence. ACIE seeks to identify high-quality proposals that show promise for introducing innovative, creative approaches […]

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Dixon tops Pitt highest-paid list >

May 29th, 2008

Head men’s basketball coach James P. Dixon II topped the list of Pitt’s five highest-paid non-officer employees during the 2006-07 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2007. Compensation figures for those five employees appeared on Internal Revenue Service forms filed May 15 by Pitt. Form 990 requires tax-exempt, private corporations to reveal compensation figures for […]

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Printer cartridges go green >

May 29th, 2008

Printer cartridge recycling boxes are popping up across the Pittsburgh campus as Pitt’s Surplus Property Department expands its cartridge recycling program. Among the locations where recycling boxes can be found are the Cathedral of Learning (ground floor), Alumni Hall, Posvar Hall, Chevron Science Center, Scaife Hall (outside Copy Cat) and the Information Sciences Building. The […]

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Romoff tops UPMC highest paid at $4 million >

May 29th, 2008

Again this year, UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey R. Romoff topped all UPMC employees in total pay, netting more than $4 million for fiscal year 2007. Compensation figures reported on IRS form 990 for highly paid officials at UPMC were released May 16 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2007. (For figures on […]

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Donations sought for Chinese libraries >

May 29th, 2008

The University Library System (ULS) is leading a local effort to collect donated English language materials to re-build school libraries affected by the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. ULS, a long-time partner of top Chinese university libraries, is calling on individuals, organizations and the schools in Pittsburgh to donate used and new English […]

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Intergenerational study-abroad trip looks at Ireland's 'Troubles' >

May 29th, 2008

Study-abroad opportunities increasingly are touted as an important addition to higher education, enriching students’ cross-cultural awareness and preparing them with first-hand experience that will serve them in an increasingly global environment regardless of their field of study. Although it is among the Pitt Study Abroad Office’s goals to integrate study abroad as a component across […]

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Scholarship fund honors UPB board member >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt-Bradford has established a new scholarship fund, the Miles-to-Go Scholarship and Endowment Fund, in honor of longtime UPB advisory board member Madeline Miles. The fund will provide scholarship aid to students in the campus media and subsidize the cost of student travel. The fund also will bring together the Pitt-Bradford community members and the citizens […]

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SAC considers unlimited terms for officers >

May 29th, 2008

Officers of the Staff Association Council (SAC) would be permitted to succeed themselves without term limits under a proposal to amend the council’s bylaws. Currently, officers may serve for a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms. Peggy McNeil reported that the governance committee, which she co-chairs, had approved a revision to the bylaws (Article VII, […]

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Asian Studies Center named national NCTA site >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, part of the University Center for International Studies, has been re-funded as a National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) site and upgraded from a regional site to a national site by NCTA. NCTA is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, […]

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