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Volume 37 Issue 23

Environmental oncology center gets grant >

July 21st, 2005

The Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the Highmark Foundation to develop an initiative aimed at reducing environmental health risks in homes, schools and communities, and promoting healthy behaviors. The initiative, Highmark Healthy Places, Healthy People, was awarded to the center in […]

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Career network service planned >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s Career Services and Alumni Association (PAA) will launch Pitt Career Network, a free on-line web site providing networking services for those seeking career contacts, advice and insight. The site is scheduled to be available by the fall term. Pitt alumni interested in becoming contacts can enter professional information in an on-line profile using their […]

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Social Work training center opens >

July 21st, 2005

The School of Social Work has opened a Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Center in Mechanicsburg for child welfare professionals and foster parents. The center will accommodate 80 faculty and staff as well as wireless training and conference facilities for up to 500. Social work administers the Pennsylvania child welfare training program through its eight regional […]

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The budget at a glance >

July 21st, 2005

• FY06 total operating budget: $1.52 billion • FY06 state appropriation: $175 million • State appropriation increase: 3.74 percent • FY06 education and general expenses (E&G) funding: $154.2 million • E&G appropriation increase: 2.5 percent • FY06 capital budget: $45.4 million • Faculty and staff salary pool increase: 3 percent • Arts and Sciences (A&S) […]

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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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