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Volume 32 Issue 18

Pitt gets $10 million for diabetes research center >

May 18th, 2000

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) has awarded a $10 million grant to Pitt and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to establish a research center for gene therapy approaches to curing Type 1 diabetes. The grant and establishment of the JDF Center were expected to be announced at a news conference this morning at Children's […]

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Correction >

May 18th, 2000

Thomas Anderson is chairperson of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science. In the April 27 University Times story on the department's web site, another faculty member was listed as chairperson.

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Love Bug's bite here only a nibble for most >

May 18th, 2000

The Love Bug virus that infected millions of computers worldwide apparently didn't do much damage at Pitt. The virus did force the University to temporarily shut down some of its e-mail network servers in order to disinfect them as well as users' computers. An unknown number of units here lost files after the virus — […]

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Hershey, Redmond re-elected to University Senate officer positions >

May 18th, 2000

Nathan Hershey has been re-elected president of the University Senate. He will begin his third consecutive one-year term, the maximum allowed under Senate bylaws, on July 1. Hershey ran against fellow Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) professor Gordon MacLeod. Re-elected as vice president was Carol K. Redmond, also of GSPH, who outpolled Sean Hughes […]

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Census data on race is flawed, experts say >

May 18th, 2000

Although the 2000 U.S. census is expected to collect more information than any census in the past on the racial make-up of the U.S. population, that data is fraught with flaws in its accuracy and completeness, according to three experts. For the first time, U.S. residents are able to identify themselves as members of more […]

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The highs, lows of average faculty, staff salaries at Pitt >

May 18th, 2000

Among the 290 full professors in Pitt's School of Medicine last year, the average nine-month contract salary was $129,851. Meanwhile, the four technical, skilled and service workers in the School of Education earned average salaries of $15,211 for 12 months' work. Those highs and lows appear in a recent report by Pitt's Office of Institutional […]

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How salaries break down in FAS >

May 18th, 2000

Average faculty salaries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) ranged last year from $26,192 for instructors in the humanities division to $84,514 for full professors in the social sciences division. Average and median nine-month salaries for employees in FAS and other Pitt units as of Oct. 31, 1999 appeared in a recent report […]

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Pitt should compare faculty pay with that at public AAU schools, University's administrators insist >

May 18th, 2000

Pitt can't hope to match average faculty salaries paid by private Association of American Universities (AAU) schools such as Harvard, Stanford and Cal Tech, and should benchmark its salaries against those at public AAU schools only, Pitt administrators say. They maintain that the private universities' huge endowments, high tuition, specialized curricula and freedom from state […]

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How Pitt's regional campuses compare >

May 18th, 2000

Among the 16 AAU branch campuses that focus on baccalaureate-level education, Pitt's Bradford campus ranked 10th last year for average salary of full professors (Bradford average: $57,600), 14th for associate professors ($46,700) and 10th for assistant professors ($39,000). The year before, Bradford ranked 9th for full, 12th for associate and 11th for assistant professors. Greensburg […]

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