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Volume 35 Issue 18

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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Honor society chapter established at UPG >

May 15th, 2003

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline honors society, recently established a chapter at Pitt’s Greensburg campus and inducted 85 graduates, faculty, staff and students at a combination installation and initiation ceremony on campus. Before approving the new chapter, Phi Kappa Phi officials did a three-year review of Pitt-Greensburg’s curriculum, faculty, students and facilities, including […]

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State-relateds plead case to legislators >

May 15th, 2003

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Testifying together here at a May 2 hearing of the state House appropriations committee, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and the presidents of Pennsylvania’s three other state-related universities described how cuts in state funding — combined with soaring costs of everything from library materials to employee health insurance — are squeezing their schools […]

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UPB signs articulation pact >

May 15th, 2003

Pitt-Bradford and Olean (N.Y.) Business Institute have signed transfer articulation agreements that will enable OBI students with associate degrees in applied science in business administration / accounting or business administration/management admission to Pitt-Bradford’s bachelor of science in business management program. OBI graduates who meet the requirements will enter Pitt-Bradford as juniors in the business management […]

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Legislators quiet on issue of same-sex partner health benefits >

May 15th, 2003

The issue of Pennsylvania state-related universities extending health benefits to their employees’ same-sex partners conspicuously did not come up during the House appropriations committee hearing May 2 in West Chester, Pa. On April 1, Temple University became Pennsylvania’s first state-related school to offer access to health benefits to employees’ same-sex partners. Some people in Harrisburg […]

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End-of-life care program to debut at Canterbury >

May 15th, 2003

Family Hospice and Palliative Care and Canterbury Place, a senior living community that is part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, are joining forces to improve end-of-life care with a new program called Comfort Care. Comfort Care will be delivered by a combined team of trained individuals with an expertise in a holistic approach […]

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Rich Colwell and Barbara Mowery are candidates for the Staff Association Council presidency >

May 15th, 2003

This year’s election for Staff Association Council (SAC) president, to be voted on by SAC members prior to the June 11 meeting, pits incumbent president Barbara “Babs” Mowery against former president Richard Colwell, who currently is SAC vice president for steering. SAC officers serve two-year terms beginning July 1. Mowery, senior academic adviser in the […]

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Pitt, Port Authority still negotiating >

May 15th, 2003

Pitt and Port Authority of Allegheny County officials continue to re-negotiate a contract for ride-for-free service for Pittsburgh campus employees and students, despite the consensus that Port Authority service will be severely cut back due to budget shortfalls. Pitt and the Port Authority have a renewable contract that runs until July 31, 2006. But the […]

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