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Volume 27 Issue 19

Employees urged to contact legislators about appropriation >

May 25th, 1995

Pitt's Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Dennis McManus told Staff Association Council (SAC) at its meeting yesterday, May 24, that Rep. John Lawless's call for a reduction in employee tuition benefits is an example of issues that gain support because they are not fully understood by the public. "I think that there are certain […]

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Pitt reports salaries of officers & highest paid University employees

for fiscal year 1993-94 >

May 25th, 1995

Lyndon Michael Hill, an associate professor of obstetrics, was Pitt's highest paid employee last year, according to an Internal Revenue Service form filed by the University May 15. Hill received $514,723 in salary, $27,404 in benefits and $2,375 in expenses and other allowances during the Pitt fiscal year that ended June 30, 1994, according to […]

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Health Science search postponed >

May 25th, 1995

The selection of a new senior vice chancel- lor for Health Sciences has been postponed until a successor to Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor is named. O'Connor told Senate Council at its May 17 meeting that the decision to delay the appointment was made after talks with Pitt Board of Trustees Chair Farrell Rubenstein and Chair-elect […]

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Policy provides guide for employee-lawyer interactions at Pitt >

May 25th, 1995

Faculty and staff members who deal with Pitt lawyers — whether in-house ones or outside counsel hired by the University– should keep in mind that such attorneys are working for Pitt, not necessarily its individual employees. That distinction can be vital when an employee's interests conflict with those of the University, according to a policy […]

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Ernest B. Dorow >

May 25th, 1995

Ernest B. Dorow, associate professor in the School of Education, died of a heart attack on May 17, 1995. He was 62 years old. "It was a big loss," said Kenneth Metz, dean of the School of Education. "Ernie was a highly respected social studies educator. He had a very good rapport with public school […]

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Jack Grant >

May 25th, 1995

Jack Grant, an instructor in the College of General Studies' (CGS) Computer Learning Center since 1984, died May 19, 1995. "His love of teaching and personal interest in every student was recognized," said Robert W. Comfort, interim dean of CGS. Grant earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his master's degree in fiscal policy at […]

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Five African-American teaching fellows chosen >

May 25th, 1995

Pitt's School of Education and the Pittsburgh Public Schools have selected five candidates for this year's African-American Teaching Fellowships. They are: Harold Grant, North Versailles; Reginald Hickman, Monroeville; John Strayhorn, Wilkinsburg; Maurice Washington, Washington, Pa., and Laura Williams, Pittsburgh. Funded mainly by the Pittsburgh Foundation, the fellowship is designed to increase the number of African-American […]

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Pitt faculty pay still in middle of AAU schools >

May 25th, 1995

The average salaries of Pittsburgh campus faculty members continue to rank in the middle of the pack among the 59 U.S. member institutions of the American Association of Universities (AAU), a group of elite North American research universities. The rankings are included in a report by Pitt's Office of Institutional Research, based on data published […]

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Pitt Kennywood tickets on sale >

May 25th, 1995

The annual Kennywood Park picnic for Pitt staff, students and faculty will be July 1. Park hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with rides starting at noon and fireworks at 10 p.m. Ride-all-day tickets, normally $18, cost $12 for Pitt personnel. General admission remains at $4. Tickets must be purchased in advance, by June […]

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Faculty retirement plan to be studied >

May 25th, 1995

Under federal law, mandatory retirement ages for faculty have been illegal since Jan. 1, 1994. Pitt has offered a series of early retirement incentive plans to its tenured faculty since 1982. For those two reasons and others, Pitt's administration can only guess how many professors will retire in a given year, and how those retirements […]

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