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Volume 32 Issue 13

3 administrative searches reach semi-finalist stage >

March 2nd, 2000

Searches for five upper- level administrators at Pitt are progressing. Pitt is seeking a dean of the School of Education, a vice provost and dean of students, and a director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Those three positions are expected to be filled by July 1. The University also is hiring new […]

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Discussion of UPMC dominates Pitt's 2nd appropriations hearing >

March 2nd, 2000

HARRISBURG — The Passavant Hospital Foundation, formed when Passavant merged into the UPMC Health System in 1997, publicly suggested last year that the hospital might be better off leaving the health system. The foundation went so far as to hire lawyers and accountants to gather evidence that UPMC Health System was on shaky financial ground. […]

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Oral arguments March 3 in same-sex benefits case >

March 2nd, 2000

Attorneys representing both sides in the lawsuit seeking extension of Pitt health benefits to employees' same-sex partners will square off Downtown tomorrow, March 3. Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County Judge Robert C. Gallo is scheduled to hear oral arguments at 9:30 a.m. in 708 City-County Building from lawyers for Pitt and for seven current […]

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Shorter-term disability plan for staff outlined >

March 2nd, 2000

A short-term disability plan for classified staff who have worked at Pitt for at least six months will take effect April 1. Such staff who can't work because of long-term illness or injury will, after 30 calendar days, begin receiving 60 percent of their salaries, under the plan. After a total of 26 weeks (including […]

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UPCI's Herberman says more tobacco money should go toward medical research in state >

March 2nd, 2000

Of the $11 billion that Pennsylvania is ex- pected to receive as its share of the national settlement with tobacco companies, Gov. Ridge has proposed that 10 percent should fund medical research in Pennsylvania. That's not enough, according to Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. At a Feb. 18 hearing […]

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University signs exclusive, 3-year contract with UPMC Health Plan >

March 2nd, 2000

Beginning July 1 and continuing for three years, UPMC Health Plan will be the sole provider of medical insurance for Pitt employees. University administrators announced the three-year contract last week. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said the deal offers high-quality health care and a broad range of coverage choices, while holding costs to manageable levels. The premiums […]

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Ridge proposes breakdown of state's share of tobacco settlement funds >

March 2nd, 2000

Over the next 25 years, Pennsylvania's share of the national settlement with tobacco makers is expected to total $11 billion. It's estimated that the money will be distributed in annual payments ranging from $397 million to $459 million, beginning this year and continuing through the year 2025. Gov. Ridge and the state General Assembly are […]

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Faculty Assembly wants input on rate-setting for health insurance >

March 2nd, 2000

Faculty Assembly wants a role in setting the payment structure for the University's new health care package, which was announced Feb. 22. (For details, see page 7.) A three-year contract, with UPMC Health System as the sole health care insurance provider, is scheduled to go into effect July 1. At its Feb. 29 meeting, Faculty […]

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Great Americans Day more than a holiday at Pitt's Johnstown campus >

March 2nd, 2000

While the University has moved observance of Great Americans Day to March, the traditional holiday also is marked at the Johnstown campus. UPJ hosted its third annual Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum Feb. 18 with a lecture on Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most influential American women of the 20th century. The forum is a […]

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