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Volume 40 Issue 16

AAUP survey finds Pitt faculty pay on par with peers >

April 17th, 2008

Pay for Pitt faculty in most ranks met or exceeded the average for faculty at doctoral institutions nationwide, according to an annual survey by the American Association of University Professors. However, for the third time in four years, faculty across the nation found their purchasing power lagging behind inflation, according to the AAUP annual report […]

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Obituary: Morris S. Ogul >

April 17th, 2008

Morris S. Ogul, professor emeritus of political science, died April 6, 2008. He was 76. Ogul joined the Pitt faculty in 1957 and retired in 1998. He was among the leading scholars on the American presidency and legislative oversight of the executive branch of the federal government. He authored or co-authored several textbooks used in […]

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Marino selected as commencement speaker >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt alumnus Dan Marino will address Pitt’s 2008 commencement convocation April 27 at the Petersen Events Center. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Marino, a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, is an in-studio host of CBS-TV’s “The NFL Today.” He and his wife, Claire, […]

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Events will close Oakland streets, limit parking >

April 17th, 2008

According to the Oakland Traffic and Management Association, local events will close some streets and restrict metered parking on or near campus through May 3. • Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Fifth and Forbes avenues April 19 to accommodate student transportation to Heinz Field for the annual Blue/Gold football game and concert. • Metered […]

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Weight race teams face final weigh-ins >

April 17th, 2008

And down the home stretch they come! This week will see the final weigh-in for teams in Pitt’s MyHealth Weight Race, a 12-week competition launched in January to see which teams best achieve weight loss and weight management goals. More than 1,300 Pitt staff and faculty across the University have been participating. As of week […]

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JURIST seeks Webby Award votes >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt law school’s JURIST, which bills itself as the world’s only web-based, student-powered legal news source, has been nominated for a Webby Award. The New York Times dubbed the Webby Award “the online equivalent of an Oscar.” JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu) is run by professor Bernard Hibbitts, executive director Jeannie Shawl and a staff of some 40 […]

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Benefits open enrollment begins April 21 >

April 17th, 2008

Bucking a national trend, Pitt employees will see only small premium increases for the health plan year that begins July 1. According to John Kozar, director of Benefits, the overall cost increase of Pitt’s medical plans, which are administered by UPMC Health Plan, is 1.5 percent. “That marks the third consecutive year that the University’s […]

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Bellet award endowed >

April 17th, 2008

Alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, have donated $1.5 million to endow in perpetuity the Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Established by the Bellets in 1998, the award program, which had been funded annually, recognizes outstanding and innovative undergraduate teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences. Each award […]

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Staff share career advancement tips >

April 17th, 2008

“Regarding career advancement, you have to have patience. Nothing happens fast at the University of Pittsburgh. We don’t do anything quickly,” advised Sherry Miller Brown, director of the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success at the College of General Studies. That was just one bit of advice from Miller Brown, who was one of five […]

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United Way drive nets $601,525 >

April 17th, 2008

Pitt faculty, staff and retirees raised more than $601,525 for the 2007 United Way Campaign, surpassing the previous year’s total by 8 percent. Faculty and staff donated $565,112 and retirees $28,355; $8,058 was garnered from various special events. Anne Franks, manager of Pitt’s campaign and manager of human resources administration in Pitt’s Office of Institutional […]

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