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Volume 33 Issue 19

Pitt will study health benefits for same-sex partners of employees; suit against University is on hold >

May 31st, 2001

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has appointed a 12-member committee to consider whether the University should extend health benefits to partners of gay and lesbian faculty and staff. According to a May 29 Pitt announcement, "The group will report its findings and recommendations to the chancellor at the conclusion of the study." No further details were available. […]

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Events that led to formation of committee >

May 31st, 2001

Last week, Pitt and the American Civil Lib- erties Union announced an agreement where-by a special committee will consider whether the University should extend health benefits to employees' same-sex partners. The group will report its findings and recommendations to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. Meanwhile, Pitt and the ACLU have suspended litigation in the case. The following […]

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Faculty pay here relatively same in AAU schools' salary rankings >

May 31st, 2001

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus full-time faculty haven't gained or lost much ground since last year, compared with salaries at other Association of American Universities (AAU) schools. Salaries of full, associate and assistant professors in Oakland continue to rank in the bottom third among 59 private and public AAU universities in the United States, and […]

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Pharmacy school bucks national trend of declining enrollments >

May 31st, 2001

Applications to pharmacy schools nationwide are in a six-year downward spiral, one factor contributing to concern about a national shortage of pharmacists. But Pitt's School of Pharmacy is bucking that trend, said a school official, and Pitt is producing graduates who meet the growing patient-care responsibilities of the professional pharmacist. According to the American Association […]

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ROBOT-Rx helping out at UPMC >

May 31st, 2001

One advanced technology that serves to free pharmacists' time for patient care and consultation is the McKessonHBOC Automated Healthcare's ROBOT-Rx, a centralized drug distribution system that automates storage, retrieval and dispensing of inpatient medications. Now in place at UPMC Shadyside and soon to be used at UPMC Presbyterian, ROBOT-Rx is programmed to dispense scheduled medicines […]

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Testing, research among dean's priorities in School of Education >

May 31st, 2001

Accountability, standardized tests, outcomes — today's educational buzz words — are all well and good, said the dean of Pitt's School of Education. But they can't be viewed in the abstract devoid of social realities and evolving instructional methods. "There is an argument that highly standardized tests really matter when people take them seriously and […]

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Summer in the city means closings, detours & delays >

May 31st, 2001

If it's warm in Pittsburgh, it must be road construction season. Several local and regional construction projects, ranging from months-long overhauls to surface facelifts, are ongoing or scheduled, according to officials at PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). Traffic into Oakland from all directions will be affected. PennDOT has established information hotlines and web sites with […]

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Activity fees raised at 3 regionals >

May 31st, 2001

Increases in student activity fees at the Bradford, Greensburg and Titusville campuses were approved by the Pitt Board of Trustees' student affairs committee on May 29. The increases would take effect in fall 2001. They require approval by the full board, which is expected to vote on the hikes at its June 28 meeting. At […]

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News & Information director takes La Roche job >

May 31st, 2001

Ken Service, Pitt director of news and information, has been named to the newly created job of vice president for institutional relations at La Roche College, effective July 1. He will direct La Roche's communications, marketing, public affairs, development, and government and community relations programs. Service, who has served on the college's board of trustees […]

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UPT to offer first 4-year degree this fall >

May 31st, 2001

The Titusville campus will offer the first four-year degree program in UPT's 38-year history. Students will be able to earn a bachelor's degree in business beginning this fall. According to Melanie Anderson, UPT assistant professor of business and director of continuing education, the four-year business degree program is a cooperative effort between Pitt's Bradford campus […]

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