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Volume 41 Issue 22

Vision center gets $3 million donation >

July 9th, 2009

UPMC’s Center for Vision Restoration and Pitt announced a $3 million gift from alumnus Louis J. Fox. UPMC has pledged to match Fox’s donation. Fox was diagnosed 10 years ago with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), an incurable condition caused by blood vessel obstruction. To honor him the center is being renamed the Louis J. […]

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Outlook for state budget funds bleak >

July 9th, 2009

As Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg enumerated Pitt’s recent and ongoing fiscal challenges at the June 26 Board of Trustees meeting, more bad news for Pitt was being released in the state capital. In a midday press conference, Gov. Edward G. Rendell was announcing a new round of proposed budget cuts that included an additional 13 […]

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Correction >

July 9th, 2009

Correction Due to incorrect information provided to the University Times, the first name of economics associate professor Irina Murtazashvili was misspelled in the June 25 issue.

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Impact of budget cuts unclear >

July 9th, 2009

As state budget debates continue in Harrisburg and Pitt’s share of anticipated federal economic stimulus funding remains in question, financial uncertainty is on the rise at Pitt. In addition to Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s assertions that Pitt and its fellow state-related universities should not be included among public institutions of higher education for the purpose […]

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Some retention bonuses donated >

July 9th, 2009

The June 30 end of the University’s fiscal year continues to trigger retention incentives for Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and three University officers. Under an extension of the Board of Trustees’ 2002 retention incentive pay plan, Nordenberg will receive $75,000 because he has remained in his position for another year. Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran, […]

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State-relateds defend public status >

July 9th, 2009

Pennsylvania’s state-related universities have reacted strongly to Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s exclusion of Pitt, Penn State, Lincoln and Temple universities from the state’s application for federal economic stimulus funding. In separate letters, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Penn State President Graham Spanier have asked U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to reject the state’s […]

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City plan could be costly for Pitt >

July 9th, 2009

Last week’s approval by Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl of the five-year roadmap to steady the city’s shaky finances potentially could cost Pitt some major bucks. The new Amended Recovery Plan, mandated by a state-appointed oversight board under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act 47, has authorized the city to pursue several new revenue-generating […]

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Puzzling out Pitt's academic calendar >

July 9th, 2009

As sure as the summer months bring warmer weather, they also bring the University’s newest academic calendar, the 8.5 x 11-inch tri-fold brochure delivered to all employee campus addresses that lays out important dates over the next four academic terms. This year’s version, already posted online (www.provost.pitt.edu/information-oncalendar.html), will cover July 2009-December 2011, plus the start […]

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