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Volume 35 Issue 19

Art a constant in doctor’s life >

May 29th, 2003

A recent School of Medicine’s 60-year reunion doubled as an informal art show for Class of 1943-B’s Ralph Kniseley, whose 45 donated paintings adorn the halls and conference rooms of Falk Library of the Health Sciences in Scaife Hall. The May 16 reunion reception at Falk Library marked the first time the Oak Ridge, Tenn., […]

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Medicine’s Class of ‘43 trade war stories >

May 29th, 2003

Reunions are for scattered classmates to gather and, as the expression goes, “swap old war stories.” For the recent 60-year reunion of the Pitt School of Medicine’s Class of 1943, this was not just a cliché. Macy Levine, for example, recalled waiting anxiously aboard a ship just prior to the atomic blasts on Hiroshima and […]

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“Revenue-producing” sports actually do >

May 29th, 2003

For the first time in years, Pitt can remove the quotation marks from around the words “revenue-producing” when describing its football and men’s basketball programs. The two teams generated more money than they cost the University during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2002, according to an in-house study required by the NCAA. By […]

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5 highest paid Pitt employees all med school profs >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt’s five highest-paid employees last year were all School of Medicine professors. They included: • James D. Luketich, an associate professor in the surgery department — $1,167,917 in salary and $20,572 in employer contributions to benefit plans. • L. Dade Lunsford, professor and chairperson of neurological surgery — $823,731 in salary and $24,460 in contributions […]

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Highest-paid contractors also on IRS forms >

May 29th, 2003

In addition to disclosing salary information, IRS Form 990s list the five independent contractors that received the most money from employers during FY 2001-02. For Pitt, those contractors included: • Computer consultant IT Convergence of San Francisco ($1,039,394) for work on Pitt’s new Human Resources and payroll information systems. • Investment advisers Capital Guardian Trust […]

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Mayor to plead case for taxing non-profits >

May 29th, 2003

Mayor Tom Murphy plans to talk at the June 3 Faculty Assembly meeting about the city’s financial woes and plead the case for taxing non-profit institutions such as Pitt. The city will face a $60 million shortfall starting July 1 unless it implements a series of budget cuts, and Pennsylvania’s General Assembly grants additional state […]

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Pitt meets city evacuation plan deadline >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt met the city’s May 15 deadline for submitting plans on how campus buildings with seven or more stories would be evacuated in an emergency. Now, Pitt — like other city employers with high-rise buildings — faces an Aug. 15 deadline for staging evacuation drills. A city ordinance passed in the aftermath of the Sept. […]

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The “golden age” of law is becoming tarnished of late >

May 29th, 2003

American civil litigation has been protecting the rights of the powerless and impoverished for much of the last half-century, said high-profile securities attorney William S. Lerach. But that golden age of American law has been tempered recently by a widespread and growing assault on the individual legal rights of U.S. citizens. “There have been changes […]

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