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Volume 35 Issue 9

Angelic reward awaits those who contribute to Heinz Chapel fund >

January 9th, 2003

Be an angel — and help one of Pitt’s landmarks. Heinz Memorial Chapel recently inaugurated the Heinz Memorial Chapel Angel Program, part of an effort to support a building fund for several short- and long-term maintenance projects. A $150 donation, $100 of which is tax deductible, to the Heinz Chapel Building Fund makes the donor […]

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Board chair discusses officer, faculty salaries >

January 9th, 2003

Thanks to recent salary raises and deferred retention payments, the pay packages of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and five members of his administrative team are now “in the ballpark” compared with executive compensation at Pitt’s peer universities, said Board of Trustees chairperson William S. Dietrich II. “We are certainly not a leader and we’re probably […]

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Sun’s rays pose problems in winter too, doctor says >

January 9th, 2003

Although the heat of summer is a distant memory, a UPMC Health System dermatologist warns that people can still suffer skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that results in premature aging of the skin. “Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays increase in spring and summer resulting in sunburns, but ultraviolet A (UVA) rays are constant year-round, […]

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Staff group objects to size of increases >

January 9th, 2003

Staff representatives yesterday denounced what they called “excessive” senior administrators’ raises and incentive payments. Barbara Mowery, president of Pitt’s Staff Association Council (SAC), said: “We heard from many staff whose reactions to the raises and the bonuses and the fringes were anger and resentment, because in the past year we know some staff have maxed […]

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Long-range facilities plan ahead of schedule >

January 9th, 2003

With Sennott Square and the Petersen Events Center, Pitt’s newest buildings, up and running, what’s next on the University’s facilities agenda? That was the question broached by the University Senate’s plant utilization and planning (PUP) committee at a meeting last month. Robert Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources management, reported to the committee […]

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Trustees OK Pitt senior officers’ pay hikes >

January 9th, 2003

Trustees have increased Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg’s salary to $390,000 — a raise of 13.9 percent, nearly matching the percentage increase in Pitt’s tuition this year. In addition, the trustees’ compensation committee approved raises ranging from 5.4 percent to 10.8 percent for five other Pitt senior officers, as recommended by Nordenberg. See page 3. To […]

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UPJ staffer honored for service >

January 9th, 2003

Long-time Johnstown campus staff member Betsy A. Goenner is the 2002 winner of the UPJ President’s Award for Excellence in Service. The fourth annual award recognizes a staff member’s dedication to the University and commends the employee’s superior efforts at work and in the community. Goenner was recognized at the annual Johnstown staff luncheon Dec. […]

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Pitt senior wins Marshall scholarship >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt senior and chancellor’s scholar Cynthia Kinnan has been named one of 40 Marshall Scholarship winners nationwide for 2003. Majoring in economics and mathematics in the University Honors College, Kinnan was selected from more than 950 candidates nominated by more than 50 institutions throughout the United States. The British Parliament created the Marshall Scholarship in […]

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Engineering gets diversity funds >

January 9th, 2003

A $50,000 gift to Pitt’s School of Engineering will underwrite scholarships and create a fund to develop diversity programs within the school. Robert Agbede, president and CEO of Advanced Technology Systems Inc., made the donation. Agbede earned a B.S. and M.S. in mining engineering from Pitt in 1979 and 1981, respectively. The gift will be […]

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Social work dean Davis to head University’s new center on race >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt has established a new center to address “America’s defining social problem” — race relations. The new Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), an interdisciplinary center housed in the School of Social Work, provides “an extraordinary opportunity to do good,” according to Social Work Dean Larry E. Davis, the center’s director. The center is […]

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