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Volume 40 Issue 19

Donations sought for Chinese libraries >

May 29th, 2008

The University Library System (ULS) is leading a local effort to collect donated English language materials to re-build school libraries affected by the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. ULS, a long-time partner of top Chinese university libraries, is calling on individuals, organizations and the schools in Pittsburgh to donate used and new English […]

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Scholarship fund honors UPB board member >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt-Bradford has established a new scholarship fund, the Miles-to-Go Scholarship and Endowment Fund, in honor of longtime UPB advisory board member Madeline Miles. The fund will provide scholarship aid to students in the campus media and subsidize the cost of student travel. The fund also will bring together the Pitt-Bradford community members and the citizens […]

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Caveats abound in review of salary comparison >

May 29th, 2008

The annual comparison of Pitt faculty salaries with selected peers has had yet another wild card tossed into the mix. This year’s data does not include salary figures from the six University of California campuses that are included among the administration’s Pittsburgh campus peer group of 34 public Association of American Universities institutions. Data for […]

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Asian Studies Center named national NCTA site >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, part of the University Center for International Studies, has been re-funded as a National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) site and upgraded from a regional site to a national site by NCTA. NCTA is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, […]

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Where Pitt faculty pay ranked >

May 29th, 2008

Pittsburgh campus faculty pay Pittsburgh campus professors’ average salary of $121,900 placed faculty at No. 9, up from last year’s 12th place ranking with an average salary of $119,500. The absence of UCLA, UC-Berkeley and UC-San Diego, which ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 6 in the 2006-07 comparison, pushed the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill […]

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ULS announces 5 millionth volume >

May 29th, 2008

The University Library System (ULS) announced that its five millionth volume is “Making the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary,” by William Strickland. Strickland is a Pitt alumnus, trustee and chair of the ULS board of visitors. He also is president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell […]

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Dixon tops Pitt highest-paid list >

May 29th, 2008

Head men’s basketball coach James P. Dixon II topped the list of Pitt’s five highest-paid non-officer employees during the 2006-07 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2007. Compensation figures for those five employees appeared on Internal Revenue Service forms filed May 15 by Pitt. Form 990 requires tax-exempt, private corporations to reveal compensation figures for […]

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A&S funds Cave Canem >

May 29th, 2008

The School of Arts and Sciences has awarded $200,000 to support Cave Canem Foundation’s retreat for African-American poets at Pitt-Greensburg, 2008-2012. Pitt professor of English Toi Derricotte co-founded Cave Canem with poet Cornelius Eady to remedy the under-representation of African-American poets in MFA programs and at writing workshops. The Cave Canem retreat annually serves 54 […]

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