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Volume 35 Issue 11

New immigration laws affect faculty, staff, students >

February 6th, 2003

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have spawned unprecedented changes in U.S. immigration laws and regulations, which are directly affecting the lives — both academic and personal — of foreign nationals at Pitt, including approximately 1,100 faculty and staff members and their dependents. A few examples, as described during a Feb. 3 “Immigration Law […]

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Faculty honored for teaching, research, public service >

February 6th, 2003

Winners of the 2003 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching, research and public service were announced by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg at Senate Council this week. Teaching award recipients are: William C. de Groat, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine; Rodney H. Eatman, Department of Theatre, Johnstown campus; Joseph J. Grabowski, Department of Chemistry/Faculty of Arts and […]

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Staff recognized for work community involvement >

February 6th, 2003

Five winners of the annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff were announced this week. The service award, the highest award that Pitt grants to staff members, honors staff who demonstrate dedication to the University that extends beyond the normal responsibilities of their jobs and in their community service, according to guidelines issued by the […]

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New health insurance contract "weeks away" >

February 6th, 2003

Pitt is still “a couple of weeks away” from signing a new contract for employee health insurance, according to Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Ronald W. Frisch. “The negotiations [with health insurers] have been going slowly this year, the slowest I’ve ever seen,” Frisch said this week. “We keep pushing and pushing, but we’re not […]

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AD search committee named >

February 6th, 2003

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg this week announced the appointment of a committee to launch a national search for a new athletics director. Former AD Steve Pederson resigned in December to assume a similar post at the University of Nebraska. Following Pederson’s resignation, Marc Boehm was named interim director of athletics. Boehm had been associate athletics […]

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Will lean year prompt creativity in faculty/staff compensation? >

February 6th, 2003

Should the highest percentage pay raises at Pitt next year go to the University’s lowest-paid employees (as they did in 1996)? Would employees be better off if Pitt paid a larger share of their health insurance costs, in lieu of salary increases? Questions such as those are expected to come up at meetings of the […]

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Palliative care program gets grant >

February 6th, 2003

Pitt’s Palliative Care Fellowship Program, housed in the Division of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, has received a $150,000 grant from the Project on Death in America of the Open Society Institute and the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation. The two-year grant will: • prepare clinicians for an academic career in palliative medicine; […]

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