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Volume 37 Issue 20

Compensation figures for UPP, UPMC top earners released >

June 9th, 2005

Compensation figures for highly paid officials at the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan, UPMC Corporate (1,944 employees who have system-wide duties) and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (UPMC’s largest unit) were released last week for fiscal year 2003-04, which ended June 30, 2004. IRS form 990, a public document, requires tax-exempt, private corporations to file […]

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Colwell re-elected as SAC president >

June 9th, 2005

Winners of the officers elections for the Staff Association Council (SAC) were announced yesterday, June 8, by SAC elections committee chair Betty Homonai. Re-elected as president is Richard Colwell. Gwendolyn Watkins, who ran unopposed, continues as vice president for steering. Incumbent Angela Peskie won the election for vice president for marketing and communications. Carol Hodgkiss, […]

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Rendell talks about loss of U.S., state competitive edge >

June 9th, 2005

America and the commonwealth are losing their competitive edge globally and something must be done immediately to reverse the trend, according to Gov. Edward Rendell. Speaking May 27 at the University Honors College-sponsored American Experience lecture in Benedum auditorium, Rendell explained how unfair trade practices, soaring health care costs and inadequate education are dimming America’s […]

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One on one: Alberta Sbragia on proposed EU constitution >

June 9th, 2005

In just the last two weeks, citizens in France and the Netherlands voted down a referendum for a European Union constitution and Great Britain’s foreign secretary wants to postpone that country’s vote. Expect more twists and turns as political leaders decide how to deal with these setbacks, according to Alberta Sbragia, director of Pitt’s Center […]

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Schools must teach Constitution’s history >

June 9th, 2005

If the federal government has its way, every Pitt student will get a history lesson on Sept. 17. A new law requires Pitt, and other federally funded schools, to offer a history lesson on the U.S. Constitution to students on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Sept. 17. However, schools can decide how they will offer […]

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Day of Caring moving to October >

June 9th, 2005

This fall, Pitt’s United Way Day of Caring is set for Oct. 7, according to officials of Community and Governmental Relations, the office that coordinates Pitt’s community volunteer efforts. “Day of Caring usually has been a Wednesday in September, but we thought it would be more convenient for participants, particularly faculty, to have it a […]

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