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Volume 38 Issue 18

Baker’s issues: Pitt’s economic impact, health benefits >

May 11th, 2006

John J. Baker, associate professor in the dental school, recently defeated incumbent Irene Hanson Frieze in the election for president of the University Senate. The results were announced at the May 2 Faculty Assembly. (See related story this issue.) Baker told the University Times that he was pleased to win the election and was looking […]

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A visit to Pitt’s Allegheny Observatory >

May 11th, 2006

As yet another first-time visitor walks wide-eyed into the Allegheny Observatory’s grandiose main corridor, Nancy Robinson responds with bemusement. “You’d think everyone would have been here by now,” said Robinson, who’s been business and operations manager at the observatory for more than 25 years. Since 1914, free tours of the building have drawn many a […]

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AAUP faculty salary survey: How does Pitt compare? >

May 11th, 2006

An annual salary comparison survey compiled by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) for 2005-06 shows the average faculty salary at Pitt’s main campus is $79,346, higher than in comparison to their academic colleagues nationwide, who earn an average of $70,333, and higher than the $76,361 national average for faculty at public doctoral institutions. […]

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Pitt, CMU share $13.3 million NIH technology grant >

May 11th, 2006

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Pitt has received a five-year, $13.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways. The center, with headquarters at Carnegie Mellon, will focus on developing fluorescent probe and imaging technologies to investigate regulatory pathways and […]

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Commencement 2006 >

May 11th, 2006

Pitt’s Class of 2006, some 6,000 strong, were told by a trailblazing educator that “the highest motives in life are those that compel us to stand up for our beliefs and reach out to others. The world will test your values and you have to be ready. Start figuring out now who you are, and […]

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Four Pitt affiliates receive Carnegie Science Center Awards >

May 11th, 2006

Pitt was well represented among the 2006 Carnegie Science Center Awards for Excellence, which recognize the most outstanding recent achievements in science and technology in southwestern Pennsylvania. The awards ceremony was held May 3 at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Awardees with Pitt affiliations include: • Savio L-Y. Woo, director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center […]

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Pitt’s freshman class increasing in quality, size >

May 11th, 2006

What a difference a decade makes in the world of the Pitt Admissions office. Between the fall 1995 entering freshman class and the entering class of 2005, average SAT scores went up from 1110 to 1234; by comparison, national SAT scores only went up from 1010 to 1028 during the same period. The percentage of […]

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Sodexho takes over UPMC laundry >

May 11th, 2006

In an agreement that will protect 175 jobs in Pittsburgh, UPMC has contracted with Sodexho, Inc., to clean 19 million pounds of linens annually at a facility in the Hill District. UPMC’s former laundry supplier decided to sell the facility at 304 Jumonville St., potentially threatening the jobs there. UPMC insisted that any new vendor […]

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Oak Hill developer sues again >

May 11th, 2006

Pitt has been sued in federal court by the developer of Oak Hill (formerly known as Allequippa Terrace), an 80-acre public housing residential area adjacent to the upper campus. The suit was filed May 1 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Beacon/Corcoran Jennison (B/CJ) Partners, LLC, a Boston-based […]

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Pittsburgh Magazine ranks UPMC docs among the best >

May 11th, 2006

UPMC physicians top the list of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Top Doctors” survey. The May issue of Pittsburgh Magazine lists 110 UPMC and UPMC-affiliated physicians among the 134 selected as top doctors. In most categories, UPMC doctors were the only physicians recognized. The magazine commissions the independent survey each year. The listing was compiled by Castle Connolly […]

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