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Volume 30 Issue 2

Childhood fascination with trains leads Pitt staffer to collection of 500,000 railroad photographs, slides and negatives — with no end in sight. >

September 11th, 1997

Some people are attracted to trains because of the adventure they symbolize. Other train-lovers are fascinated by the raw power evident in a churning, smoke-belching locomotive. Still others like trains because they are part of their family heritage: their father or grandfather may have spent his life laying track or shoveling coal for some now- […]

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New homepages go on-line >

September 11th, 1997

Change occurs so rapidly on the Internet that 1995 to users of the World Wide Web is about equivalent to the age of dinosaurs to a geologist. Despite that fact, 1995 was the last time that the University's website was substantially altered. But that changed this week when new Pitt homepages went on-line at www.pitt.edu. […]

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Pitt listed among best values in higher ed >

September 11th, 1997

Two national magazines have named Pitt among the best values in higher education in the nation. The University was ranked 44th on U.S. News & World Report's list of the 50 "best values" among national universities. Schools on the list are those the magazine has determined "offer a high quality education at a reasonable price." […]

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Early retirement update sought >

September 11th, 1997

University Senate President Gordon MacLeod plans to ask Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to update Senate Council Sept. 15 on the status of a proposed early retirement incentive plan for faculty. The proposal was forwarded to Nordenberg in June by a committee of professors and administrators appointed to study early retirement options. Because the plan is expected […]

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BERNARD FISHER >

September 11th, 1997

BERNARD FISHER "I'm very pleased and satisfied that this litigation has been disposed of and that I am now given the opportunity to continue my life's work under more favorable circumstances," Bernard Fisher, 78, said in an interview with University Times Assistant Editor Bruce Steele. The interview took place one week after Fisher dropped his […]

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Fisher drops suit in exchange for apology, $2.75 million; University administrators credited with bringing about settlement >

September 11th, 1997

According to an attorney for Pitt breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher, the University of Pittsburgh will pay "little, if any" of the $2.75 million settlement that Fisher will receive in return for dropping his lawsuit against the University and 13 other defendants. Joseph A. Katarincic, of the Downtown firm of Katarincic & Salmon, credited Pitt […]

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Public Statement Incidental to Termination of Litigation in RE:

Fisher vs. University of Pittsburgh, et al. >

September 11th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Bernard Fisher announce the withdrawal of the lawsuit initiated by Dr. Fisher following his removal as Principal Investigator and Chairman of the National Cancer Institute's National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) in the Spring of 1994. The University of Pittsburgh wishes to take this opportunity to apologize […]

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