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Volume 33 Issue 20

New SAC president assumes post >

June 14th, 2001

Drawing on her own job experience, the newly elected Staff Association Council president said SAC "should be more like an advising center for staff. We are here to listen to your concerns; not tell you what to do, but suggest options and opportunities. And if we can't help you directly, we could tell you where […]

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Renovation projects, leases okayed by property & facilities committee >

June 14th, 2001

The Board of Trustees property and facilities committee on June 8 approved seven Pitt building renovation projects and three lease arrangements. Leases The biggest, and most complicated, lease involves the relocation of Pitt's football program to the South Side UPMC Sports Performance Complex. At an initial annual cost of $850,000, the University will lease 55,941 […]

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New dean of social work named >

June 14th, 2001

Following a national search, Pitt has named a new School of Social Work dean. Larry E. Davis, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at Washington University in St. Louis, succeeds David E. Epperson, who is retiring as dean after 28 years. "I plan no dramatic changes," Davis told the University Times […]

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Retirees reception set for June 25 >

June 14th, 2001

The William Pitt Union Ballroom will be the site of Pitt's fifth annual faculty and staff retirees reception on June 25, 1:30-4 p.m. For $7 per person, retired employees and guests can enjoy refreshments and renew acquaintances. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is expected to attend. More than 300 people, including Pitt retirees, their spouses or significant […]

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House, Senate okay Pitt appropriation >

June 14th, 2001

A University spokesperson said Pitt will find it "difficult, if not impossible" to hold tuition increases next fall to the proposed 5 percent, under the fiscal year 2001-2002 state appropriation that the General Assembly has approved for Pitt. In voting Tuesday, the state House and Senate passed a $178.5 million appropriation for Pitt next year. […]

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Law professor angers northwestern Pa. legislators with anti-logging suit >

June 14th, 2001

Lawmakers from northwestern Pennsylvania are angry that a Pitt law professor is representing environmental groups seeking to block logging in the Allegheny National Forest. Working pro bono and not as a representative of Pitt or its Environmental Law Clinic (which he directs), Tom Buchele drew up a federal lawsuit to ban the logging of 8,600 […]

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Changing the way local outside calls are made from Pittsburgh campus phones >

June 14th, 2001

Ever been at home and, thinking you were at work, absentmindedly dialed 9-1-1 for a long-distance call and instead reached emergency services? Pitt's dropping a digit to help avoid that problem, according to a Computer Services and Systems Development (CSSD) official. The change will be made to coincide with the regional telephone systems' change to […]

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SIS wins affirmative action award >

June 14th, 2001

The affirmative action committee of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) has received the 2001 Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award honoring the "outstanding University of Pittsburgh program area or individual that has made a significant contribution in affirmative action." Working with Professor Emeritus E.J. Josey, SIS's affirmative action committee over the last 15 years has helped […]

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Human Resources shares as much information as possible, staff council representatives told >

June 14th, 2001

The head of the Office of Human Resources (HR) acknowledged that his department had been overly secretive in the past, but insisted that that philosophy had changed dramatically. "Several years ago, everything in HR was a secret," said Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources. Frisch was the featured speaker June 6 at Johnstown […]

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