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Volume 37 Issue 18

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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CSSD tackles identity theft and other cyber threats >

May 12th, 2005

Do you have a predictable computer login password such as “Pittsburgh” or “Steelers?” Has your computer been updated with the latest security update? Such issues have become as important as having your credit cards tucked away in a safe place. Record numbers of hackers and scammers are breaking into the computer systems of universities and […]

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GSPH prof’s web site links international public health forces >

May 12th, 2005

If public health professors in Cairo or Charleston want to know about contemporary methods of monitoring disease, they might turn to Supercourse, a public health research web site created by Ronald LaPorte, professor of epidemiology at Pitt. Supercourse provides lectures — some in multiple languages — boiled down into PowerPoint presentations on major public health […]

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