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Volume 35 Issue 17

Grünbaum resigns from philosophy department faculty >

May 1st, 2003

Adolf Grünbaum, who led the transformation of Pitt’s Department of Philosophy from an academic backwater into one of North America’s elite philosophy units, severed his affiliation with the department April 26. Grünbaum, one of the University’s most celebrated scholars, called his resignation the culmination of years of “escalating alienation” from the department. He will continue […]

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Winter Jazz raises funds at UPJ >

May 1st, 2003

Winter Jazz 2003, featuring Dianne Reeves, raised $37,000 for the Blackington Endowment for the Performing Arts at Pitt’s Johnstown campus. To date, Winter Jazz performances for the Blackington Endowment at UPJ have raised $232,000. Now in its 10th year, Winter Jazz was established to expand the Blackington Endowment, which furnishes permanent operating support for the […]

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Pittsburgh faculty salaries gain ground >

May 1st, 2003

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus assistant professors ($59,600), associate professors ($68,000) and full professors ($102,400) all have gained ground since last year, compared with salaries at other Association of American Universities (AAU) schools. (AAU average salary charts for assistant, associate and full professors, as well as librarians.) Pitt now ranks at, or above, the median […]

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Race for the Cure set for May 11 >

May 1st, 2003

The 11th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held May 11 in Schenley Park starting at 8:45 a.m. The 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk raise money to promote breast cancer awareness and honor survivors. Pitt is providing space in the Posvar Hall galleria for registration and for race-day materials pick up. […]

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Regional faculty salaries remain much the same >

May 1st, 2003

Among the 15 Association of American Universities (AAU) public university branch campuses that focus on baccalaureate-level education, Pitt’s Bradford campus ranked 9th during 2002-2003 for average salary of full professors (Bradford average: $66,000) and 11th for both associate professors ($52,400) and assistant professors ($43,000). Pitt’s Greensburg campus ranked 12th for average salary of full professors […]

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Affirmative action award nominations sought >

May 1st, 2003

May 16 is the nomination deadline for the 2003 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding program area or individual that has made a significant contribution to affirmative action. Affirmative action is defined as “the increase of access to and full participation in all aspects of University functions by minorities and […]

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Bradford names president >

May 1st, 2003

Livingston Alexander, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Kean University in Union, N.J., has been named president of Pitt-Bradford, effective Aug. 1. “I’ve been in higher education for over 26 years in a number of capacities, including faculty and administrative, and I have taught both undergraduates and graduate students,” Alexander told the University […]

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Bahnson memorial service set for May 23 >

May 1st, 2003

A memorial service for Henry T. Bahnson, who was credited with building the Pitt medical school’s Department of Surgery into one of the top surgery departments in the United States, will be held May 23 at 1 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow in the Members Lounge of the University Club, 123 […]

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Hearing held in same-sex benefits case >

May 1st, 2003

Having presented oral arguments April 23 in the lawsuit seeking to force Pitt to extend health benefits to its employees’ same-sex partners, attorneys are waiting for Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Gallo to rule on the University’s request for a permanent injunction in the case. Pitt has asked Gallo to permanently bar the […]

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