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Volume 35 Issue 11

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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SAC to meet privately about salaries >

February 6th, 2003

Pitt’s Staff Association Council (SAC) plans to meet behind closed doors Feb. 12 to discuss what it calls “staff salary inequities.” Last month SAC voiced outrage at what members called excessive raises and retention bonuses the trustees approved for Pitt senior officers. The group said it would draft a resolution expressing SAC’s views on compensation […]

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UPMC division to address health care disparities >

February 6th, 2003

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) this week announced the formation of the Division of Community Health Services. The overall goal of this new division will be to focus the clinical, administrative and research talents and resources of UPMC on the elimination of health care disparities. “This new division gives strength and structure to […]

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Faculty Assembly tables resolution on officers' pay >

February 6th, 2003

In an op-ed piece published in the Jan. 24 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy defended the compensation packages that he and other Pitt trustees recently awarded to the University’s senior administrators. Cappy wrote that Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg himself had argued eloquently, year after year, against such substantial raises and […]

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