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April 16, 2009

Faculty Assembly candidates slate set

Candidates for openings on Faculty Assembly have been announced. Electronic balloting for new members continues through April 24.

Newly elected members to Faculty Assembly serve the first year of their three-year terms on the Assembly; during their second and third years, they serve on both the faculty-only Assembly and on Senate Council, which includes faculty, staff, students and administrators.

The following are candidates for Faculty Assembly. The number of vacancies in each unit is indicated in parentheses.

School of Arts and Sciences (A&S)

• Humanities (1 vacancy)
Marcia Landy, English; Kimberly Latta, English.

• Natural Sciences (2)
Jon Johnson, neuroscience; Vladimir Savinov, physics and astronomy; Chandralekha Singh, physics and astronomy; Marc Sommer, neuroscience.

• Social Sciences (2)
Martha Chaiklin, history; Janelle Greenberg, history.

Professional schools

• Business (1)
Jay Sukits.

• Education (1)
Consuella Lewis; Amy Otto.

• Engineering (1)
Paolo Galdi; Patrick Smolinski.

• Information Sciences (1)
Daqing He; Michael Spring.

• Law (1)
Nancy Burkoff.

• Social Work (1)
Keith Caldwell.

• University Library System (1)
Ed Galloway; Miriam Meislik.

Schools of the Health Sciences

• Medicine (3)
Anto Bagic; Jeff Isenberg; Lisa Pan; Raymond Pitetti; Adam Rosendorff; Tom Smitherman; Scott Tashman; Adele Towers.

• Public Health (1)
Joe Costantino; Rodger Beatty.

There are no openings this year for new Assembly members from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Dental Medicine, the Health Sciences Library System, the School of Nursing or the School of Pharmacy.

Pitt’s Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville campuses elect their own representatives to Faculty Assembly.

Candidates for officers of the University Senate were announced previously.

Running for president are Michael R. Pinsky, professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering, translational and clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and anesthesiology, School of Medicine; and Wesley M. Rohrer, assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health.

(For a discussion of issues by the two presidential candidates, see April 2 University Times.)

Candidates for vice president are incumbent Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, A&S; and Steven Husted, professor of economics, A&S.

Incumbent Lisa Marie Bernardo, associate professor of health and community systems in the School of Nursing, is running for secretary unopposed.

Senate officers will serve one-year terms beginning July 1.

The slate of candidates for the University Senate’s 15 standing committees is being compiled and will be published in a future issue of the University Times.

For more information on elections, contact the Senate office at 4-6505.

—Peter Hart

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