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Volume 41 Issue 17

Pinsky wins Senate presidency >

April 30th, 2009

Michael R. Pinsky of the School of Medicine has won the election for president of the University Senate. Pinsky is professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering, translational and clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and anesthesiology. He is a former Senate vice president. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was re-elected vice president, and Lisa Marie […]

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Five UPMC docs make Top Docs list all eight years >

April 30th, 2009

With the release of the May issue of Pittsburgh Magazine, five UPMC physicians share the distinction of being named in eight consecutive “Top Doctors” lists published by the magazine. They are among a group of 103 UPMC and UPMC-affiliated physicians who comprise 78 percent of this year’s list. The five who have been honored on […]

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AAUP: Most Pitt faculty pay exceeded peers' in '08-09 >

April 30th, 2009

Pay for faculty on the Pittsburgh campus in most ranks exceeded the average for comparably ranked faculty at peer doctoral institutions nationwide, according to an annual survey by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The April 13 report, “On the Brink: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2008-09,” tracks trends […]

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Immersion MBA to be offered at UPG >

April 30th, 2009

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business will offer the new Katz Immersion MBA (KIMBA) at the Greensburg campus beginning in September. The KIMBA program is the first master’s degree to be offered at Pitt-Greensburg. Designed for working professionals, the program will provide an intensive MBA education by immersing students in coursework for three […]

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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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