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Volume 39 Issue 18

New University, Distinguished professors named >

May 17th, 2007

Pitt has honored three faculty members, two as Distinguished Professors and the third as a University Professor. The appointments became effective May 1. The rank of Distinguished Professor recognizes extraordinary, internationally recognized, scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field. The title University Professor is given in recognition of eminence in several fields of study, […]

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Wannstedt tops Pitt's highest-paid non-officers >

May 17th, 2007

Head football coach Dave R. Wannstedt topped the list of Pitt’s five highest paid non-officer employees during the 2005-06 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2006. Wannstedt earned $675,002 in salary, $28,959 in employer contributions to benefits plans (a category that includes deferred compensation where applicable) and $9,177 in expense account and other allowances in […]

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Mailing Services web site outlines postal changes >

May 17th, 2007

Dieters have long been told that one’s shape matters more than one’s weight. Now it’s true for mailers as well. The May 14 U.S. Postal Service pricing changes that raised the cost of a first-class letter from 39 cents to 41 cents also have altered pricing for other mailings. The USPS’s new “shape-based pricing” moves […]

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Faculty pay at Pitt compared with AAU publics >

May 17th, 2007

An annual comparison of faculty salaries at the Pittsburgh campus with salaries at 33 other public Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions showed that full professors’ pay moved up one spot to No. 12 from last year. Associate professors saw their comparative pay stay unchanged in the ranking at No. 15 and assistant professors dropped […]

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Senate committee members elected >

May 17th, 2007

Faculty members who won seats on the 15 University Senate standing committees were announced this week. Committee members, who are voted on by members of Faculty Assembly, serve three-year terms. Newly elected members are: • Admissions and student aid: Susan Shaiman (Kimelman), School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS); Vladimir Savinov, Arts and Sciences (A&S), […]

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Gender differential in faculty pay misleading, Beeson says >

May 17th, 2007

Taken as group, women faculty at Pitt earn only three-quarters of what their male counterparts earn, according to a report issued last fall by the Association of American University Professors (AAUP). (See Nov. 9 University Times.) But that statistic can be misleading if not analyzed in its proper context, a Pitt official told a University […]

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NCAA recertifies Pitt athletics >

May 17th, 2007

The NCAA Division I committee on athletics certification recently announced that Pitt’s athletics program has been re-certified. A “certified” designation indicates that the institution operates its athletics program in conformity with principles established by NCAA Division I membership. The certification process involves a self-study that was led by Randy Juhl, vice chancellor for research conduct […]

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SAC presidential candidates address the issues >

May 17th, 2007

This year’s election for Staff Association Council (SAC) president, to be voted on by SAC members prior to the June 20 meeting, pits incumbent president Rich Colwell, who is seeking a third two-year term, against Steve Zupcic, chair of SAC’s benefits committee. SAC officers’ terms begin July 1. Colwell has been on staff in the […]

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United Way campaign surpasses goal >

May 17th, 2007

More than a half-million dollars was raised through Pitt’s 2006 United Way fundraising drive, surpassing the goal set, according to Institutional Advancement. By the May 1 close of the campaign, 2,493 faculty, staff and retirees had pledged $553,247, surpassing the $500,000 goal and topping last year’s total by nearly $40,000. The average gift was $236. […]

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SAC candidate slate announced >

May 17th, 2007

The slate of candidates for the Staff Association Council (SAC) officers has been announced. Running for re-election as president is Rich Colwell. He will be opposed by Steve Zupcic, chair of SAC’s benefits committee. (See story beginning on page 8.) Incumbent Angela Peskie is running unopposed for vice president for marketing and communications and incumbent […]

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