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Volume 35 Issue 18

Retired faculty medical insurance under review >

May 15th, 2003

Pitt’s administration is considering reducing the medical insurance coverage the University provides for its retired faculty. Currently, Pitt faculty who retire before age 65 may continue to receive the same medical insurance benefits they got during active employment — until they turn 65. At that point, retirees may choose from several options of insurance that […]

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SAC members announced >

May 15th, 2003

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced its new and re-nominated members at yesterday’s SAC meeting. New and re-nominated members begin serving two-year terms July 1. 2003 SAC new members: Marissa Arlet, Research Conduct and Compliance Office; Matthew Bundick, psychology; Patrick Connolly, Computer Services and Systems Development; Joan Cutone, education; Debbie Evansky, nursing; Janice Harrold, nursing; […]

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University Press book wins award >

May 15th, 2003

A University of Pittsburgh Press-published book has received the 2003 Bryce Wood Book Award from Pitt’s Latin American Studies Association. “Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America,” by Carmen Diana Deere and Magdalena Leon, was named Bryce Wood winner last month. The book is a volume in the Pitt Latin American Series and […]

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Pitt, PSC plan workshop >

May 15th, 2003

Pitt and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will host a workshop on biological ion channels — the pathways chemicals travel in cells for functions ranging from regulating heartbeat to a body’s reaction to anesthesia. The May 21-23 workshop will be held in Mellon Institute. It will feature 18 internationally renowned experts who will discuss experimental and […]

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Senate Council debates staff salary hike policy >

May 15th, 2003

In years when Pitt can afford cost-of-living raises, should staff members whose supervisors rate their job performances as “satisfactory,” or better, automatically get such raises? Or, should exceptions to that guideline be made (and salary increases denied) for staff who have reached the top of the pay scales for their job classifications? Those conflicting approaches […]

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