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Volume 37 Issue 23

Trustees approve FY06 budget >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s budget has topped the billion-and-a-half dollar plateau for the first time. Last week, the executive committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a $1.52 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2006, as well as the salary compensation pool and tuition fees. The FY06 budget also calls for $5 million in cuts across the University. […]

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Compensation pool increased by 3 percent >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt trustees last week approved a tuition hike of 6 percent for in-state continuing students and 3 percent for out-of-state students, as well as a 3 percent increase in the salary pool for faculty and staff, as part of Pitt’s fiscal year 2006 operating budget. The trustees’ actions brought a mixed bag of reactions from […]

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State to scrutinize schools for liberal bias >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s senior administration plans to keep a watchful eye on a state General Assembly higher education subcommittee formed earlier this month to investigate alleged liberal bias among the state’s educators. A resolution passed July 5 by the Pa. House of Representatives called for the creation of a committee to investigate claims by college students that […]

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Average faculty pay hike up slightly last year >

July 21st, 2005

The average salary raise awarded to Pitt continuing, full-time faculty, excluding the School of Medicine, was 4.3 percent last year, a slight increase over the previous year’s 4.2 percent. The figures were part of a report compiled by the Office of Institutional Research for the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC). The report examined salary […]

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Making Pitt work: Mike Rick >

July 21st, 2005

Mike Rick is a little like Janus, the Roman god of gates, for whom January is named. Janus is depicted with two faces: one face looking backward in time, the other looking to the future. For Rick, his job includes looking back to connect with Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) alumni; his other “face” […]

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SAC at 35 >

July 21st, 2005

You’re a Pitt staff member. Today, you’re arriving late to the office, but it’s okay because you have release time to attend a staff development workshop. You’ve already dropped the young ones off at the Pitt day care center. Your oldest child will be attending Pitt in the fall with tuition remitted. Your spouse has […]

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SAC announces new members >

July 21st, 2005

New members of the Staff Association Council were welcomed at the annual SAC new members orientation luncheon, held July 13. (See related story this issue.) The new council members are: Iruaku Brodie Mends, Counseling Center; Janet Coulter, Department of Surgery; M. Linda Gangeware, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI); Olivia Gilbert, Katz Graduate School of […]

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Pitt, UPMC realize profit from commercialized technology >

July 21st, 2005

Royal Philips Electronics this month announced that it will acquire Stentor, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and information management systems for storing, managing and distributing digital radiology images. Philips will pay approximately $280 million for Stentor, subject to regulatory approval. Pitt and UPMC participated in the financing of Stentor through investments in Lancet […]

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Katz dean search committee named >

July 21st, 2005

Provost James V. Maher has announced that a national search is underway for a new dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB) and College of Business Administration (CBA). Frederick Winter, dean of KGSB and CBA since 1997, is stepping down as dean Aug. 1 to continue his academic career in research and teaching […]

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Pharmacy takes info into community >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s School of Pharmacy has received an educational grant from NitroMed to begin Helpful Hands for Healthy Hearts, a patient-focused educational program for minority communities in the Pittsburgh area. The program will focus on providing information on hypertension and chronic heart failure, two of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease and mortality in minority populations. […]

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