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Volume 32 Issue 19

Shooting victim sets up scholarship with proceeds from benefit >

May 25th, 2000

Shooting victim sets up scholarship with proceeds from benefit A former Pitt student has asked that some of the proceeds from a golf outing in his honor go to fund a School of Engineering scholarship. Kevin Cecil, who was shot, apparently at random, near the Pitt campus in July 1995, has asked that 25 percent […]

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Amidst some laughter, Detre Hall is dedicated >

May 25th, 2000

Amidst some laughter, Detre Hall is dedicated Under Thomas Detre's leadership, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic abandoned its traditional, psychoanalytic approach to treating mentally ill patients in favor of new drug-based and neurological therapies. One of Detre's early proteges, current UPMC Health System President Jeffrey Romoff, remembers a street corner confrontation with a disgruntled Freudian […]

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LRDC's Lesgold named dean of education >

May 25th, 2000

Lesgold named dean of education After a national search, Pitt has named an internal candidate as School of Education dean. Alan Lesgold, executive associate director of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and professor of psychology and intelligent systems, will take over as dean July 1. Among his priorities for the school, Lesgold cited […]

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Coach's salary topped chancellor's in FY99, according to IRS reporting form >

May 25th, 2000

Coach's salary topped chancellor's in FY99, according to IRS form As Pitt head football coach, Walt Harris received $289,602 in salary, $17,644 in University contributions to his employee benefit plans, and $11,142 for expenses and other allowances during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1999, according to an IRS form that Pitt filed this […]

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University lists five highest paid firms >

May 25th, 2000

University lists five highest paid firms In addition to disclosing salary information, the University's IRS Form 990 lists the five firms that received the most money from Pitt during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1999. Four of those firms were paid for computer consulting. Pitt paid $1,013,651 to Pittsburgh firm Keanne, Inc. to […]

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Pitt, Penn State faculty pay on main campuses is similar >

May 25th, 2000

Pitt lags in regional, librarian pay There aren’t great differences between average salaries of faculty at the Pitt and Penn State main campuses. Full professors in State College make more than full professors in Oakland, on average, while Pitt associate and assistant profs slightly outearn their PSU counterparts. But the average salary of a faculty […]

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Trustees to vote on med school tenure change >

May 25th, 2000

Trustees to vote on med school tenure change A proposal to give clinical faculty in Pitt's School of Medicine more time to earn tenure has cleared another hurdle. Under a plan endorsed May 18 by the Board of Trustees' academic affairs/libraries committee, such faculty would have 10 years, instead of the traditional seven years, to […]

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