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Volume 33 Issue 2

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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Settlement reached in suit over endowed chair honoring Fisher >

September 14th, 2000

Pitt and Zeneca, Inc. have settled a breach of contract lawsuit that the pharmaceutical company filed in February 1999, seeking punitive damages and return of $600,000 (plus interest) that Zeneca said it gave the University to endow a professorship that was never filled. Pitt General Counsel Alan Garfinkel said the settlement was "satisfactory to both […]

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UPMC program to target sports-related concussions >

September 14th, 2000

Each year, as many as one in 10 athletes competing in contact sports nationwide suffer concussions, according to sports medicine studies. And post-concussion evaluations have involved some guesswork, experts say. Last week, the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine announced a new program that will focus on the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussions in athletes […]

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Obituary/Thomas Dwyer >

September 14th, 2000

A memorial service will be held for Thomas Dwyer, retired professor of computer science, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at First Unitarian Church, Ellsworth and Morewood avenues. Dwyer died July 7. He was 76. Dwyer earned a B.S. in mathematics and physics at the University of Dayton. He taught for many years […]

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Sexual Harassment Policy Statement >

September 14th, 2000

Policy: The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the maintenance of a community free from all forms of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates University policy as well as state, federal and local laws. It is neither permitted nor condoned. The coverage of this policy extends to all faculty, researchers, staff, students, vendors, contractors and visitors […]

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