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Volume 35 Issue 18

Senate committee satisfied with new building engineer plan >

May 15th, 2003

A Senate committee is satisfied with recent changes in Pittsburgh campus building engineers’ schedules, but the faculty member who complained about the system is not. The 21 day-shift building engineers now are assigned on a rotating basis to cover the campus’s 62 buildings, instead of having dedicated engineers assigned to specific buildings. Lewis Jacobson of […]

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Advisory committee sought on fitness facilities >

May 15th, 2003

Having given up — for now — on faculty and staff gaining access to exercise at the Petersen Events Center’s Bill Baierl Student Recreation Center, University Senate leaders are asking Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to appoint an advisory committee that would promote recreational services and physical fitness on the Pittsburgh campus. Economics professor Herbert Chesler, who […]

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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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