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Volume 41 Issue 13

GENDER WAGE GAP: Conference looks at strategies for eliminating pay disparities >

March 5th, 2009

Wages for average working women in the region and the nation continue to lag behind their male counterparts. To explore the causes of the pay gap — and efforts to eliminate the disparity — Pitt hosted a daylong conference Feb. 20 titled “The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future.” Featured were two keynote speakers; […]

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Obituary: Montgomery Culver >

March 5th, 2009

Former English faculty member Montgomery (Monty) Culver died Feb. 23, 2009. He was 80. Culver earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Pitt and a PhD from the University of Illinois. A fiction writer, he joined Pitt’s English department in 1953 and attained the rank of professor in 1971. He was a former editor of […]

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Stimulus funding could hike state appropriation >

March 5th, 2009

HARRISBURG—Following a last-minute financial reprieve from the governor, the top executives of Pennsylvania’s four state-related institutions acted a little like the doomed who had been spared the gallows at a hearing March 3 before the state House appropriations committee. But the four leaders and members of the committee agreed it was merely a temporary reprieve. […]

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GENDER WAGE GAP: Not just a women's issue, keynote speaker explains >

March 5th, 2009

Equal pay for equal work is more than simply a women’s issue, said keynote speaker Jocelyn Frye. “Even though we often talk about it in gender terms it’s clearly not just a women’s issue,” she said. “These days it’s much more than a gender issue; it’s really an economic security issue.” In spite of the […]

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No raises this year, chancellor announces >

March 5th, 2009

In hopes of avoiding job cuts, there will be no salary increase pool included in Pitt’s fiscal year 2010 budget, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg announced in a March 2 University Update. The decision was made on the recommendation of the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC), which advises the chancellor in decisions regarding the University’s […]

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Pitt-CMU suit over investment losses on hold >

March 5th, 2009

The disgraced investment fund operators who are accused of spending institutional money — including a chunk of Pitt’s endowment — to fund extravagant lifestyles have asked a U.S. District Court judge in New York to release more than $1 million in frozen assets to cover living and other expenses. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), […]

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Plenary session: Scholarly publishing challenges >

March 5th, 2009

David Shulenburger, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges’ vice president for academic affairs, presented the keynote address and took questions from the audience at the University Senate’s March 3 plenary session on scholarly publishing. Coverage of the event will appear in the March 19 University Times.

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Breastfeeding resolution amended >

March 5th, 2009

Faculty Assembly last week amended its resolution urging Pitt units to provide private space for new mothers to pump breast milk. A similar resolution was passed by Assembly in January, but the wording was altered to accommodate an objection from the senior administration, according to Paul Munro, chair of the University Senate’s plant utilization and […]

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2 win Bellet A&S teaching awards >

March 5th, 2009

Gretchen Holtzapple Bender of the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Joseph J. Grabowski of the Department of Chemistry have been named winners of the 2009 Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. School of Arts and Sciences alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, established the award in 1998 […]

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