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Volume 33 Issue 21

UPMC, Pitt plan $600 million expansion of medical area >

June 28th, 2001

A planned $600 million transformation of Oakland's medical campus would construct three new buildings, connect existing facilities and make the three-block complex more accessible, identifiable and aesthetically pleasing, officials from UPMC, Pitt and Children's Hospital said this week. The seven-year project calls for: * Construction of a new, $250 million Children's Hospital on the UPMC […]

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2 offices merged in Public Affairs >

June 28th, 2001

Two offices in Public Affairs are merging July 1 to form the Department of News, Information and National Media Relations, Pitt announced this week. John Harvith will head the new department, which replaces the Office of National Media Relations and the Office of News and Information. Harvith, assistant vice chancellor for national media relations, came […]

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Trustees expected to okay 7.5% tuition hike >

June 28th, 2001

The University plans to raise tuition by 7.5 percent this fall. The hike — the largest proposed at Pitt since a 9.9 percent increase in 1988 — is part of a $1.17 billion fiscal year 2002 operating budget that the Board of Trustees was expected to approve this morning. The trustees' budget committee endorsed the […]

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CGS plans e-commerce program >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's College of General Studies will launch a noncredit certificate program in electronic commerce this September. The program is aimed at equipping the business manager or executive with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, implement and manage the use of the Internet to transact business. The certificate in e-commerce management is a part-time six-course […]

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Salary pool increase of 4% planned >

June 28th, 2001

The pool of money for Pitt salaries is ex- pected to increase by 4 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said he will decide in coming weeks how the 4 percent will be distributed among four components: cost-of-living (defined by Pitt's salary policy as "maintenance of real salary for […]

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SHRS develops new magazine >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) has developed a magazine, FACETS. The publication is intended to keep readers informed about current research, programs and school news, and also will be used for development and student recruitment. Published three times a year, FACETS reflects the excellence of SHRS in education, research and community service, […]

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$80.4 million included for projects in capital budget >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's capital budget for the fiscal year that be- gins July 1 includes $80.4 million in construction, renovations, upgrades and preservation projects in Oakland and at the University's regional campuses. Major projects in the plan, which Pitt's Board of Trustees was expected to approve at a meeting this morning, June 28, include: * $9.5 million […]

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WPIC-supported program gets county funds >

June 28th, 2001

The Moms and Cops Program has been awarded a grant from the Tony Stagno Environmental Health Mini-Grant Awards Program, sponsored by the Allegheny County Health Department. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and UPMC Braddock are two of the program's supporting organizations. Moms and Cops provides an educational model for early detection of child neglect and […]

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New director of CLAS hopes to increase faculty research grants >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) can boast of an international reputation, well-established research programs and an endowment that has grown from $600,000 to $7 million in the last eight years. "I don't think there's anything that needs to be fixed at CLAS," says Kathleen M. DeWalt, who will become the center's new director […]

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Pitt librarians' salaries lowest among public AAU/ARL members >

June 28th, 2001

Last year, the average salary of a Pitt librarian ($45,200) was the lowest among librarians at the 32 public universities that are members of both the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). That was down from 28th place the year before. Including private as well as public AAU/ARL members, […]

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