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Volume 33 Issue 2

Administrators respond to question about conflict of interest >

September 14th, 2000

Can someone who holds administrative jobs with both the University and UPMC Health System serve as an honest broker in a dispute involving the health insurance needs of Pitt employees enrolled in the UPMC Health Plan? University Senate President Nathan Hershey posed that question at recent meetings of Senate groups and in his "University Senate […]

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Staff Association Council sets up book fund >

September 14th, 2000

The Staff Association Council (SAC) has established a scholarship book fund for Pitt students who are dependent children of staff members. Pitt undergraduates who meet specified criteria will be eligible to receive money for books from the restricted fund, which will come from staff donations. According to SAC vice president for steering Barbara Mowery, the […]

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Senate committee unhappy with pay hike split >

September 14th, 2000

AUniversity Senate committee has given Pitt's administration unsatisfactory marks for the way it allocated this year's salary raises. The administration increased the pool of money available for faculty and staff salaries by 4.5 percent, effective July 1. Of that total, 2 percent was earmarked for cost-of-living raises ("maintenance of real salary" raises is the term […]

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RANKINGS: U.S. News prints findings; new Florida study looks at different criteria >

September 14th, 2000

Pitt is among the top ranked higher education institutions nationwide, according to two recently released reports. Pitt tied for 38th among the nation's 147 public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual America's best colleges issue, the same spot the University held last year. In a first-time report from the Center for Studies […]

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How the salary policy played out in one department >

September 14th, 2000

George Sparling, an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) mathematics department, received a positive performance evaluation for last year. But his resulting 2.5 percent raise — 0.5 percent above the recommended percentage for satisfactory performance — was slightly below last year's 2.7 percent Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate. "I think […]

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African-American literature a focus in Pitt contemporary writers series >

September 14th, 2000

Merle Collins, novelist and poet, will open the third season of the Pittsburgh contemporary writers series, part of Pitt's writing program. The series will feature poets, novelists, journalists and an African-American theatre panel, starting with Collins on Sept. 20, 8:15 p.m., in 125 Frick Fine Arts auditorium. Collins is the author of two poetry collections, […]

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Budget Policies Committee recommends at least 5.5 percent faculty pay increase for next year >

September 14th, 2000

The administration should plan to in- crease faculty salaries budget by 5.5 percent next year — or 6-7 percent, if Pitt hopes to raise its faculty salaries to the average paid at Association of American Universities (AAU) schools within the next two to three years, according to a University Senate committee. In a recent recommendation […]

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UPMC Health System opens Greensburg center >

September 14th, 2000

UPMC Health System has teamed up with Mid-Atlantic Imaging Network (MAIN Medical) to open a new, multi-specialty diagnostic imaging center in the Greensburg area. The center, which will be known as UPMC Greensburg, is expected to open this fall and will be located at 1275 South Main Street, Greensburg. UPMC Greensburg will become part of […]

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Magee-Womens Hospital employs digital mammography >

September 14th, 2000

A digital mammography machine, which could revolutionize the way doctors detect breast cancer, now is available at Magee-Womens Hospital. The first clinical installation in western Pennsylvania of the GE Medical System's Seno-graphe 2000D was announced yesterday at a press conference. During digital mammography, X-rays are sent through the breast and converted into electronic charges that […]

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Blue & Gold Society wins award >

September 14th, 2000

Pitt's Blue and Gold Society recently received the Outstanding Organization Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) at the CASE 2000 Association of Student Advancement Programs international assembly in Phoenix. Mary Jean Lovett, Blue and Gold Society adviser, and Jennifer Smith, president, accepted the award. The Blue and Gold […]

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