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Volume 37 Issue 23

Social Work training center opens >

July 21st, 2005

The School of Social Work has opened a Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Center in Mechanicsburg for child welfare professionals and foster parents. The center will accommodate 80 faculty and staff as well as wireless training and conference facilities for up to 500. Social work administers the Pennsylvania child welfare training program through its eight regional […]

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Average faculty pay hike up slightly last year >

July 21st, 2005

The average salary raise awarded to Pitt continuing, full-time faculty, excluding the School of Medicine, was 4.3 percent last year, a slight increase over the previous year’s 4.2 percent. The figures were part of a report compiled by the Office of Institutional Research for the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC). The report examined salary […]

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Making Pitt work: Mike Rick >

July 21st, 2005

Mike Rick is a little like Janus, the Roman god of gates, for whom January is named. Janus is depicted with two faces: one face looking backward in time, the other looking to the future. For Rick, his job includes looking back to connect with Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) alumni; his other “face” […]

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SAC at 35 >

July 21st, 2005

You’re a Pitt staff member. Today, you’re arriving late to the office, but it’s okay because you have release time to attend a staff development workshop. You’ve already dropped the young ones off at the Pitt day care center. Your oldest child will be attending Pitt in the fall with tuition remitted. Your spouse has […]

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SAC announces new members >

July 21st, 2005

New members of the Staff Association Council were welcomed at the annual SAC new members orientation luncheon, held July 13. (See related story this issue.) The new council members are: Iruaku Brodie Mends, Counseling Center; Janet Coulter, Department of Surgery; M. Linda Gangeware, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI); Olivia Gilbert, Katz Graduate School of […]

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Pitt, UPMC realize profit from commercialized technology >

July 21st, 2005

Royal Philips Electronics this month announced that it will acquire Stentor, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and information management systems for storing, managing and distributing digital radiology images. Philips will pay approximately $280 million for Stentor, subject to regulatory approval. Pitt and UPMC participated in the financing of Stentor through investments in Lancet […]

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Katz dean search committee named >

July 21st, 2005

Provost James V. Maher has announced that a national search is underway for a new dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB) and College of Business Administration (CBA). Frederick Winter, dean of KGSB and CBA since 1997, is stepping down as dean Aug. 1 to continue his academic career in research and teaching […]

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