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Volume 41 Issue 17

Commencement 2009 >

April 30th, 2009

With a folksy, hometown manner sprinkled with humor, an internationally prominent scientist gave newly minted Pitt graduates his advice on pathways to success at the April 26 commencement convocation. Pitt alumnus, Pittsburgh native and National Medal of Science awardee Bert W. O’Malley, a pioneering researcher in the field of biological sciences, told the University’s newest […]

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Two new web-based graduate programs to begin >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt is extending its programmatic reach into cyberspace by offering two graduate degree programs that can be earned online in toto. The University is launching the pilot programs in education and nursing this fall through its new Pitt Online web site (www.online.pitt.edu), part of the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE). The goal, […]

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Pinsky wins Senate presidency >

April 30th, 2009

Michael R. Pinsky of the School of Medicine has won the election for president of the University Senate. Pinsky is professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering, translational and clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and anesthesiology. He is a former Senate vice president. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was re-elected vice president, and Lisa Marie […]

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Husband-wife team to head two new med school programs >

April 30th, 2009

The School of Medicine last week announced two new components that will be headed respectively by a husband and wife recruited to the University. The medical school has established a new Department of Developmental Biology and appointed as its founding chair Cecilia Lo, whose research focuses on understanding the causes of congenital heart disease. In […]

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AAUP: Most Pitt faculty pay exceeded peers' in '08-09 >

April 30th, 2009

Pay for faculty on the Pittsburgh campus in most ranks exceeded the average for comparably ranked faculty at peer doctoral institutions nationwide, according to an annual survey by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The April 13 report, “On the Brink: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2008-09,” tracks trends […]

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Peregrine chicks hatch atop CL >

April 30th, 2009

Dorothy and E2, the peregrine falcons who nest atop the Cathedral of Learning, are proud parents of four chicks. The first of four eggs hatched overnight April 25 and by Tuesday morning Dorothy could be seen feeding four chicks. Streaming video of the nest can be seen on the National Aviary’s Pitt FalconCam at www.aviary.org/cons/falconcam_cl.php. […]

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AAUP report more rosy than current reality >

April 30th, 2009

The good news contained in this month’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) report — that, unlike most recent years, average faculty salaries nationally rose at a rate above inflation — is not representative of current conditions in higher education, the report says. The average salary nationally of a full-time faculty member rose 3.4 percent […]

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