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Volume 40 Issue 19

TissuGlue: One innovator case study >

May 29th, 2008

Among the results of University research is chemical engineering professor Eric Beckman’s development of a tissue glue that’s being brought to market by a company he formed in 2005. During the Office of Enterprise Development’s spring Limbach lecture, Beckman offered his insights on what he’s learned during his entrepreneurial leave from the University, including what […]

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Caveats abound in review of salary comparison >

May 29th, 2008

The annual comparison of Pitt faculty salaries with selected peers has had yet another wild card tossed into the mix. This year’s data does not include salary figures from the six University of California campuses that are included among the administration’s Pittsburgh campus peer group of 34 public Association of American Universities institutions. Data for […]

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For the birds >

May 29th, 2008

The Cathedral of Learning’s resident female peregrine, Dorothy, peers into the Babcock Room on the Cathedral’s 40th floor Tuesday morning as National Aviary and Pennsylvania Game Commission officials prepare to examine and band her three chicks with state and federal ID tags. The baby peregrines hatched April 30 in the nesting box atop the Cathedral. […]

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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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