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Volume 37 Issue 17

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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What makes Pitt’s commencement so colorful? >

April 28th, 2005

Tradition. For some it means wearing Steelers colors every fall game day. For others it means doing the laundry every Monday. Still others always go to brunch after church on Sundays, or always bowl on Wednesdays. But once every spring, a tradition born almost a millennium ago sprouts multi-colored wings on university campuses across the […]

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Regional faculty reaction to salary benchmark list varies >

April 28th, 2005

A controversy that has been bubbling beneath the surface for a couple months has resurfaced: What are the appropriate benchmarks for comparing faculty salaries at Pitt’s four-year regional campuses? The issue was raised last summer by faculty leaders at the three regionals that are four-year baccalaureate institutions (designated as “IIB” by the American Association of […]

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University names law dean >

April 28th, 2005

Pitt has named Mary A. Crossley, who holds an endowed professorship at Florida State University College of Law, as the new School of Law dean, the first woman dean in the school’s 110-year history. Crossley’s appointment is effective in July. She will succeed David J. Herring, who is returning to the law school full-time faculty […]

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Faculty, staff voice support for club >

April 28th, 2005

More than 160 faculty and staff have signed a petition supporting the establishment of a faculty-staff club. The dissolution of two clubs in Oakland spurred a campaign to re-establish a faculty-staff club. The Pitt Club, a University faculty and staff club, now defunct, served its last lunch in Gardner Steel Conference Center in late 2003. […]

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SAC announces officers’ slate >

April 28th, 2005

The slate of candidates for the Staff Association Council (SAC) officers has been announced. Running for re-election as president is Richard Colwell. He will be opposed by Barbara Mowery, former president of SAC. Incumbent Angela Peskie is running for vice president for marketing and communications against Kara Richardson, who serves on SAC’s marketing and communications […]

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Bellefield exercise facilities to expand >

April 28th, 2005

Faculty and staff irked by being shut out from the workout facilities at the Petersen Events Center soon will have more recreational options at Bellefield Hall. The Senate benefits and welfare committee, then chaired by Herbert Chesler, had argued during the Petersen Center’s construction and after its opening in 2003 that The Pete’s recreational facilities […]

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Staff, Faculty Applaud Pitt Efforts on new Health Benefits Contract >

April 29th, 2004
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