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Volume 37 Issue 18

New vice provost and dean of students named >

May 12th, 2005

Saint Louis University’s vice president for student development will become Pitt’s vice provost and dean of students July 1. Kathy W. Humphrey will replace Jack L. Daniel, who has served as vice provost for Undergraduate Studies and dean of students since September 2001. Daniel will retain the position of vice provost for Undergraduate Studies. Humphrey, […]

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Business technique applied to nursing home care >

May 12th, 2005

A new study suggests that simple techniques commonly used in business can reduce one of the most financially and physically debilitating conditions in the nursing home industry. Nearly one quarter of patients in some nursing homes suffer from pressure ulcers, or bed sores, one of the leading health threats in nursing home care. In addition, […]

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GSPIA’s Ban to step down >

May 12th, 2005

When Carolyn Ban steps down as dean of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) next year, she will have spent just enough time in her post — almost a decade. Even before Ban was interviewed for the GSPIA post, she was advised not to be a dean too long. The late Tom […]

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Frieze elected president of University Senate >

May 12th, 2005

Winners of the recent University Senate elections were announced May 3 at the Faculty Assembly by outgoing Senate President Nicholas G. Bircher. Irene Hanson Frieze, professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies, won the presidency; Michael R. Pinsky, professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering and anesthesiology, School of Medicine, is the new vice president, […]

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Faculty elected to Senate committees >

May 12th, 2005

The following faculty have been elected to three-year terms on standing committees of the University Senate: Admissions & student aid Ashi R. Daftary, School of Medicine; Otto L. Graf, School of Education, and Consuella Lewis, education. Anti-discriminatory policies James P. Cassaro, University Library System (ULS); Jane Feuer, English, Arts and Sciences (A&S), and Barbara McCloskey, […]

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Should faculty be more careful about their web sites? >

May 12th, 2005

Should Pitt faculty be more careful about posting copyrighted material and personal data on their home web pages? That question was discussed at Faculty Assembly last week, as part of a report from the Senate’s computer usage committee. Committee chair John Close reported that a final draft of updated copyright policies and procedures (Policy 10-04-01, […]

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Average Pitt faculty pay increases compare favorably in report >

May 12th, 2005

Most of the average salary increases among the ranks of continuing, full-time faculty on the University’s Pittsburgh campus last year exceeded the national averages at public doctoral institutions and some private ones as well, according to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The AAUP Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2004-05, […]

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Feick named interim business dean >

May 12th, 2005

Lawrence Feick, professor of business administration and director of Pitt’s International Business Center, has been named interim dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration (CBA), effective Aug. 1. He will succeed Frederick W. Winter, who is stepping down as dean to continue his academic career in research […]

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