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Volume 32 Issue 19

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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Trustees' committee OKs hikes in student fees at 3 regional campuses >

May 25th, 2000

Trustees' committee OKs student fee increases at three regional campuses Student fee increases at three Pitt regional cam- puses — Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville — were approved by the trustees' student affairs committee May 11. The increases, which would take effect in fall 2000, require approval by the full Board of Trustees. The board is […]

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Pitt seeks permanent injunction in Henson same-sex benefits case >

May 25th, 2000

Pitt seeks permanent injunction in Henson same-sex benefits case Lawyers for the University filed a motion seeking a permanent injunction in an effort to end a four-year-old suit over Pitt's employee health benefits policy. The motion was filed May 23 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Deborah Henson, a former legal writing instructor at Pitt, […]

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Pitt, custodians' union reach tentative contract >

May 25th, 2000

Pitt, custodians' union reach tentative contract Negotiators for the University and Pitts- burgh campus custodians have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1. Pittsburgh campus custodians, including cleaners, maintenance workers, groundskeepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of Local 585 of the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO. The […]

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New theatre in Stephen Foster opens with Pittsburgh-based play >

May 25th, 2000

New theatre in Stephen Foster opens with Pittsburgh-based play The curtain will open May 31 on a new Pitt theatre on the lower level of Stephen Foster Memorial. The Henry Heymann Theatre, named in honor of the former Pitt scenic designer, will debut with the Pitt Repertory Theatre production of "Ferris Wheel," by local playwright […]

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OBITUARY: Norman Austern >

May 25th, 2000

Norman Austern As a nuclear physicist and a lover of literature, music, history, philosophy and archeology, Pitt professor Norman Austern applied his brainpower to the quest for knowledge. As death approached, Austern made sure that his brain would continue contributing in that quest. He willed the organ — ravaged by his long struggle with Parkinson's […]

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Correction >

May 25th, 2000

Correction Alan Meisel has been elected to represent the School of Law on Faculty Assembly. The University Senate office provided incorrect information on the law school's representative to the University Times for publication in the May 11 issue.

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Kresge funds new product incubator lab >

May 25th, 2000

Kresge funds new product incubator lab The Kresge Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to fund a lab in the School of Engineering's New Product Incubator. The foundation also will donate an additional $250,000 if the school raises $1.2 million in endowment funds for maintenance of the facility. The grant will fund the Kresge Rapid […]

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