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Volume 35 Issue 17

Bahnson memorial service set for May 23 >

May 1st, 2003

A memorial service for Henry T. Bahnson, who was credited with building the Pitt medical school’s Department of Surgery into one of the top surgery departments in the United States, will be held May 23 at 1 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow in the Members Lounge of the University Club, 123 […]

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Commencement 2003 >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt’s Class of 2003 — the first to hold graduation ceremonies at the Petersen Events Center — heard a short list of “universal truths that may be worth sharing” from speaker Paul H. O’Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and former president and CEO of Alcoa. In a commencement address striking for its brevity, […]

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Grünbaum resigns from philosophy department faculty >

May 1st, 2003

Adolf Grünbaum, who led the transformation of Pitt’s Department of Philosophy from an academic backwater into one of North America’s elite philosophy units, severed his affiliation with the department April 26. Grünbaum, one of the University’s most celebrated scholars, called his resignation the culmination of years of “escalating alienation” from the department. He will continue […]

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Pittsburgh faculty salaries gain ground >

May 1st, 2003

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus assistant professors ($59,600), associate professors ($68,000) and full professors ($102,400) all have gained ground since last year, compared with salaries at other Association of American Universities (AAU) schools. (AAU average salary charts for assistant, associate and full professors, as well as librarians.) Pitt now ranks at, or above, the median […]

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Regional faculty salaries remain much the same >

May 1st, 2003

Among the 15 Association of American Universities (AAU) public university branch campuses that focus on baccalaureate-level education, Pitt’s Bradford campus ranked 9th during 2002-2003 for average salary of full professors (Bradford average: $66,000) and 11th for both associate professors ($52,400) and assistant professors ($43,000). Pitt’s Greensburg campus ranked 12th for average salary of full professors […]

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Bradford names president >

May 1st, 2003

Livingston Alexander, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Kean University in Union, N.J., has been named president of Pitt-Bradford, effective Aug. 1. “I’ve been in higher education for over 26 years in a number of capacities, including faculty and administrative, and I have taught both undergraduates and graduate students,” Alexander told the University […]

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Hearing held in same-sex benefits case >

May 1st, 2003

Having presented oral arguments April 23 in the lawsuit seeking to force Pitt to extend health benefits to its employees’ same-sex partners, attorneys are waiting for Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Gallo to rule on the University’s request for a permanent injunction in the case. Pitt has asked Gallo to permanently bar the […]

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Construction/renovation projects okayed >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt trustees this week approved four construction projects totaling more than $32 million, including one of a series of residence halls to be built on the Pittsburgh upper campus. The trustees’ property and facilities committee — which is authorized to approve building projects of more than $1 million — gave its okay April 28 to: […]

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Senate elects new officers, Bircher wins presidency >

May 1st, 2003

Nicholas G. Bircher, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been elected president of the University Senate for 2003-2004. Succeeding Bircher as the Senate’s vice president will be Irene Hanson Frieze, a professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies. Josephine E. Olson, a professor of business administration and economics, has been […]

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