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Volume 34 Issue 15

Getting around town without the outbound Ft. Pitt Bridge/Tunnel >

April 4th, 2002

With all due disrespect to former Pirates right fielder Derek Bell, this spring's real Operation Shutdown begins for South Hills commuters at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, when the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel will be closed for five months of repairs. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is setting up 16 detours around the bridge and […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Joan Leach/Social Epistemology >

April 4th, 2002

Joan Leach earned her Ph.D. through Pitt's rhetoric of science program, went to England for seven years as assistant professor at the University of London – Imperial College, and came back to Pitt as a faculty member this January with a controversial journal in tow. Leach is executive editor of Social Epistemology: A Journal of […]

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Senate to study issue of funding agencies’ possible threats to academic freedom >

April 4th, 2002

When faculty and administrators in Pitt's School of Law recently found a way to maintain the Environmental Law Clinic as part of the school — despite state legislators' efforts to punish the clinic for representing certain environmentalist groups — University Senate leaders were among those who cheered the decision as a victory for academic freedom. […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Nicholas Rescher/”Luck” >

April 4th, 2002

What if passengers on United Flight 93 had tried to overpower terrorist hijackers minutes earlier last Sept. 11, when the plane was flying over Pittsburgh? What if the hijackers — outnumbered and losing control of the situation — had then aborted their plan to attack Washington, D.C., and settled for crashing into the tallest building […]

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Report details highs, lows of salaries at Pitt >

April 4th, 2002

Among the 350 full professors in Pitt's School of Medicine, the average nine-month contract salary last year was $128,381. That's not counting consulting fees, clinical income from the UPMC Health System and other non-University compensation that those professors may have received. Meanwhile, the 13 secretarial and clerical staff at the Titusville campus earned average salaries […]

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How FAS salaries stack up >

April 4th, 2002

Average full-time faculty salaries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) ranged last year from $27,303 for instructors in the humanities division to $91,093 for full professors in the social sciences division. Average and median salaries for full-time employees in FAS and other Pitt units as of Oct. 31, 2001, appeared in a recent […]

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Pitt’s cost for “free” bus rides may go up >

April 4th, 2002

The University may have to pay more to continue its ride-for-free service for Pitt I.D. holders. This year, Pitt is paying the Port Authority of Allegheny County $2.5 million in exchange for county-wide free rides on Port Authority buses and trolleys for students, faculty and staff. But the Port Authority, facing a deficit in its […]

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Major renovations okayed for Stephen Foster, Trees, Field House >

April 4th, 2002

Trustees have approved $6.6 million in renovations to Trees Hall, Fitzgerald Field House and the Stephen Foster Memorial Theatre. The trustees' property and facilities committee voted March 25 to include the three projects in Pitt's capital budget. The proposed $5.1 million, three-year renovation of athletic facilities in Trees Hall and Fitzgerald Field House is expected […]

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CAS names Bellet teaching award winners >

April 4th, 2002

Four Pitt Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences faculty members were named winners of the 2002 Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate Arts and Sciences. This year's winners […]

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Annual food drive set for April 10-30 >

April 4th, 2002

Pitt's Partnership for Food Drive 2002 will be held April 10-30 to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Contributors can participate by bringing nonperishable food and household items to designated campus collection sites. The most-needed food items are baby formula and food, stews, chunky soups, peanut butter, packaged meals, tuna, meats and cereals. Household […]

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