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Volume 31 Issue 5

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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Pitt asks for dismissal of UPJ suit >

October 29th, 1998

Pitt has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to dismiss a race and sex discrimination lawsuit by the Johnstown campus's affirmative action director. Lawyers for UPJ Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis responded last week by filing their own motion, reiterating that her case has merit. A U.S. District Court judge will […]

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ADOLF GRUNBAUM >

October 29th, 1998

The long-awaited exhibition, "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," finally opened at the Library of Congress on Oct. 15. The exhibit, the largest ever assembled on the life and work of the father of psychoanalysis, features personal papers, rare books, photos and silent movies of Freud and his circle, plus such totemistic objects as Freud's spectacles, […]

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Travel, running, woodworking provide diversions for law prof >

October 29th, 1998

Nearly a million frequent-flyer miles over five continents, not counting scores of light-plane excursions over the Alaskan tundra. Three marathons run. For a hobby, he builds houses. This is a law professor? Douglas M. Branson is in fact the inaugural W. Edward Sell Professor of Business Law, the first endowed faculty position at Pitt's law […]

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Faculty, staff leaders react to increases for administrators >

October 29th, 1998

University Senate President Nathan Hershey said of this year's raises for senior administrators: "I think the total amount of compensation the chancellor will get is not out of line with his range of responsibilities and the effort he puts in, and I would say the same is true for the provost." Hershey said he felt […]

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Experts in environmental policy, development to lecture >

October 29th, 1998

Two of the world's foremost scientists in environmental policy and development will discuss what Europe and America can do to better manage resources and control further degradation of the environment at a lecture here Nov. 2. Sponsored by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh, the second annual […]

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Pitt experiment to be conducted on board space shuttle >

October 29th, 1998

When John Glenn and the space shuttle Discovery reach orbit following today's scheduled launch from Kennedy Space Center, one of the first operations to take place will be a Pitt biological sciences experiment. Mission specialist Pedro Duque will begin a protein crystallization experiment. The research is designed to provide scientists with a variety of crystals […]

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