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Volume 35 Issue 16

Engineering gets $10.5 million >

April 17th, 2003

The estate of George M. Bevier has donated $10.5 million to Pitt’s School of Engineering, the largest gift in the school’s history. Bevier, a geologist who earned a B.S. in petroleum engineering from Pitt in 1913, is credited as the inventor of a seismograph used to locate oil and gas fields. The gift continues the […]

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FAS and CAS: School of Arts and Sciences? >

April 17th, 2003

Should the Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences be renamed the School of Arts and Sciences? At the unanimous recommendation of the FAS Council and with the support of faculty members at the April 16 Arts and Sciences faculty meeting, faculty in Pitt’s highest-enrolled unit will vote on the name change. Dean N. John […]

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O’Neill to address commencement; 1st to be held in Petersen Center >

April 17th, 2003

The first Pitt commencement convocation to be held at the John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center will feature former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill. O’Neill will deliver the commencement address, titled “New Directions: The Opportunity Ahead,” at the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 27. A special adviser since […]

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School-specific graduation events and ceremonies >

April 17th, 2003

APRIL FRIDAY 25 School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Reception Soldiers & Sailors, 7 p.m., followed by a reception in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room. (Contact Sandy Bell:412/624-2405; e-mail: sbell@pitt.edu) SATURDAY 26 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Recognition Day Ceremony and Reception Soldiers & Sailors, 11 a.m., followed by a reception in Posvar […]

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Candidates announced for SAC officer elections >

April 17th, 2003

Staff Association Council (SAC) April 9 announced the candidates for the four officer positions.  Candidates for president are incumbent Barbara Mowery and steering committee chair Rich Colwell, who also is immediate past president. For vice president for steering, candidates are Tammeka Banks, who is currently SAC treasurer, and Carol Neuner, a former vice president for […]

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Pitt schools place in U.S. News rankings of graduate programs >

April 17th, 2003

Pitt was included among the nation’s top graduate schools in several disciplines and subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s best graduate schools. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using measures such as entering students’ test scores, faculty/student ratios and […]

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2011: As baby boomers turn 65, pressure on the U.S. health care system will be enormous, lecturer warns >

April 17th, 2003

Accessing health care in this country is like wrestling with an octopus, the head of AARP said. That’s today. Tomorrow may be even worse, because the United States is not prepared for the upcoming flood of aging Americans. “In 2011, the first members of the 76 million baby-boomer generation will turn 65,” said William Novelli, […]

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Largest FY02 faculty pay hikes go to high-priority schools, departments >

April 17th, 2003

The highest percentage pay raises for Pitt full-time, continuing faculty this year were awarded in the engineering school (7.34 percent), the University Library System (ULS, 5.9 percent) and the natural science departments in the arts and sciences (5.82 percent). University-wide, the average raise for full-time, continuing faculty was 4.47 percent. While those numbers may not […]

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Report shows fewer faculty than originally reported got higher raises >

April 17th, 2003

When trustees awarded Pitt senior administrators raises ranging from 5.4 percent to 13.9 percent last December, chairperson William S. Dietrich II said the increases were compatible with Pitt practices that produce varied sizes of raises due to performance and market factors. Using faculty raises as an example, he noted that while Pitt’s budget for employee […]

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SAC refuses to endorse HR raise guidelines for staff at top of salary range >

April 17th, 2003

Staff Association Council (SAC) voted April 9 not to endorse Human Resources guidelines on awarding pay raises to staff who have reached the maximum pay range in their job classification. Under the Staff Classification System, implemented July 1, 1999, a staff member’s base pay cannot exceed the maximum of the salary range, except under two […]

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