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Volume 39 Issue 7

Executive comp rising, Chronicle of Higher Ed reports >

November 22nd, 2006

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg ranks 27th among leaders of public universities nationally in salary and benefits, according to a survey report on executive compensation conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nordenberg is among the 42 public institution heads nationally who earn at least $500,000, according to the Chronicle survey. The Chronicle compiled data, published […]

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Gift creates 3 endowed funds >

November 22nd, 2006

Pitt has received a $1 million gift from alumnus David A. Tepper (Arts and Sciences ’78) to create three newly endowed funds that will provide scholarship and programmatic support to Pitt students and faculty. Tepper’s gift will create: • The David A. Tepper Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Fund to support outstanding Pitt students in need; • […]

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Trustees approve capital projects >

November 22nd, 2006

The property and facilities committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees last week approved more than $18 million in renovation projects at the Pittsburgh campus, $1.65 million for a new lecture hall at the Greensburg campus and several long-term leases. The committee is authorized to oversee property transactions in excess of $500,000 and to approve University […]

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What's the Rx for America's public health system? >

November 22nd, 2006

Those in public health are well aware that the United States has widespread health disparities and inequitable and inadequate health insurance coverage and that money is being poured into treatment instead of prevention. But the question remains: Is anyone else paying attention? “Recently, I was asked to talk about the American system of public health […]

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Casinos: Will the state be the biggest loser? >

November 22nd, 2006

$hould politicians depend on gambling revenues to provide public services? What happens when government begins to rely on money from so-called “sin” taxes on tobacco or gambling? And what are the economic, social and political impacts? Author and researcher Robert Goodman, a professor of architecture at Hampshire College, addressed those issues and offered his insights […]

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Philosophical Gourmet Report puts Pitt at No. 5 >

November 22nd, 2006

The top five philosophy departments in the nation haven’t changed in recent Philosophical Gourmet Report rankings, and Pitt remains among them, holding the No. 5 slot in the most recent report, released this month. According to the report, which is based on a survey of philosophers in the English-speaking world, New York University maintains its […]

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Tips on teaching: Teaching portfolios >

November 22nd, 2006

Pitt’s sixth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 8, included summaries from winners of 2005-2006 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. *********** Teachers, how do you demonstrate that your students […]

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Tips on teaching: Active learning >

November 22nd, 2006

Pitt’s sixth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 8, included summaries from winners of 2005-2006 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. *********** The fair’s “Conversations on Teaching” sessions offered the […]

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Tips on teaching: Motivating students >

November 22nd, 2006

Pitt’s sixth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 8, included summaries from winners of 2005-2006 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. *********** Instructors know better than anyone that student’s learning, […]

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