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Volume 31 Issue 5

CAS teaching award established >

October 29th, 1998

Outstanding and innovative teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized through the Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Award, established with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family. A committee appointed by the associate dean for Undergraduate Studies annually will award two faculty a cash prize and financial support for ongoing […]

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Richard King Mellon Foundation gives University $11 million grant >

October 29th, 1998

The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded Pitt a four-year, $11 million grant, one of the largest ever for the University. The grant includes $5 million for the University Honors College and $2 million each for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's discretionary fund and discretionary initiatives in the Health Sciences. […]

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Citing chancellor's accomplishments, trustees award Nordenberg $30,000 bonus plus 7.8 percent hike in pay >

October 29th, 1998

Pitt trustees are so pleased with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's job performance that they have awarded him a $30,000 bonus for the fiscal year that ended June 30, lifting his salary for last year to $262,000. They also gave Nordenberg a 7.8 percent raise for the current year, increasing his base salary to $250,000, effective July […]

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Nursing dean's sabbatical finds her trading budgets for bedpans >

October 29th, 1998

Ellen Rudy, dean of Pitt's School of Nursing, spent two months of her current sabbatical drawing blood, taking vital signs, emptying bedpans and otherwise toiling as a nurse in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital emergency room. "My nursing dean friends all thought I was crazy," Rudy says. "They said, 'Ellen, why on Earth would you want […]

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Pitt prof named to Catholic studies chair >

October 29th, 1998

Paula M. Kane, associate professor of religious studies at Pitt, was named the John C. Jr. and Lucine O'Brien Marous Chair in Contemporary Catholic Studies, a position considered to be rare at a public university. "I don't know of any other chair in contemporary Catholic studies at a public university," said Alex Orbach, professor and […]

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Staff assembly set for Nov. 4 >

October 29th, 1998

The Staff Association Council (SAC) fall assembly will be held Nov. 4, noon-2 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Titled "A Step Into the Future: A University Initiative," the meeting will have two featured speakers. Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, said he will discuss his office's plans to improve relations […]

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