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Volume 41 Issue 17

AAUP report more rosy than current reality >

April 30th, 2009

The good news contained in this month’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) report — that, unlike most recent years, average faculty salaries nationally rose at a rate above inflation — is not representative of current conditions in higher education, the report says. The average salary nationally of a full-time faculty member rose 3.4 percent […]

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Correction >

April 30th, 2009

Due to incorrect information provided to the University Times, the name of a Provost’s innovation grant winner was incorrect in the April 16 issue. Her name is G. Elisabeta Marai.

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U.S. News ranks graduate programs >

April 30th, 2009

Rankings for Pitt’s business, education, law and medical schools improved, while the engineering school’s ranking dipped slightly in U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of the nation’s top graduate schools. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in these five major disciplines, using quality indicators such as peer assessments, entering students’ test scores, faculty/student […]

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Matilda Theiss Center gets CASA award >

April 30th, 2009

The Matilda Theiss Child Development Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has received the Children’s Voice Award from the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County. CASA instituted the Children’s Voice Award to recognize individuals and organizations making a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in the Pittsburgh community. […]

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Open enrollment continues through May 13 >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt employees will see some increases in health insurance costs and co-pays in the coming plan year along with some decreases in premiums for those who carry optional life or accidental death insurance. Details on changes to the University’s benefits package were sent to employees’ campus office addresses last week as the annual open enrollment […]

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Blue, Gold & Green sustainability festival held >

April 30th, 2009

Pitt’s commitment to a sustainable environment predates most efforts at greening campuses and neighborhoods, a high-ranking official said at a symposium here last week. “The University of Pittsburgh has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Renny Clark, vice chancellor for community initiatives and the chancellor’s chief of staff. “It really was memorialized 20 years […]

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Undergraduate tuition frozen at regionals >

April 30th, 2009

There will be no undergraduate tuition increases at Pitt’s regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville next year, the University announced April 20. In making the announcement of the regionals’ tuition freeze, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg stated, “Particularly in these difficult times, the University is sensitive to the difficult task of balancing our own […]

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