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Volume 37 Issue 17

BPC expects report on faculty salary raises >

April 28th, 2005

The final version of a report on faculty pay raises awarded last year is expected to be presented at the University Senate’s budget policies committee (BPC) meeting on May 13. A preliminary version of “Analysis of Salary Increases, Full-Time Continuing Faculty, FY 2004-2005,” was presented by Robert Pack, vice provost of academic planning and resources […]

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Innovation award winners chosen >

April 28th, 2005

The sixth annual Innovation in Education Awards, coordinated by the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, have been announced. Ten faculty projects focusing on innovative teaching approaches that can be adapted to other settings received grants from the Provost’s office totaling $118,000. Winners and the titles of their projects are: • Russell J. Clark, physics […]

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UPT adds nursing degree >

April 28th, 2005

Beginning this fall, Pitt’s Titusville campus will offer an associate degree in nursing. The new program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study, with graduates earning an associate of science degree upon completion. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the state licensing exam to become registered nurses. In addition, the […]

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Pitt provides support for Race for the Cure >

April 28th, 2005

The 13th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held May 8 in Schenley Park. The 5K run starts at 8:35 a.m.; the 5K walk and one-mile fun walk start at 8:45 a.m. The Komen race raises money to promote breast cancer awareness — breast cancer screening, education, research and treatment — and […]

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Obituary: Lee Johns >

April 28th, 2005

Lee Johns, associate director of predoctoral periodontics in the School of Dental Medicine, died unexpectedly this month at his Moon home. He was 50. Johns, an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics, was popular among his students for his objectivity, fairness, social grace and humor, according to faculty colleague Ali Seyedain. Dental medicine Dean […]

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Obituary: Mary P. Edmonds >

April 28th, 2005

Noted Pitt biochemist Mary P. Edmonds, professor emerita of biological sciences, died April 16, 2005, of complications related to a heart attack. She was 82. Edmonds’s research on messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) led to the discovery of protein sequences that allow RNA to carry genetic instructions from a cell’s nucleus to the cellular mechanisms that […]

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Obituary: Felix “Bebe” Miller >

April 28th, 2005

Felix H. “Bebe” Miller, a retired clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine and a volunteer fundraiser for the University, died April 25, 2005, from myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. He was 76. “He injected humor in day-to-day interactions and this made him an effective educator,” said Steve Caritis, director […]

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