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Volume 30 Issue 3

Law-CAS program allows students to skip senior year for law school >

September 25th, 1997

Hoping to tap into a new vein of students, Pitt's School of Law has entered into an agreement with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) that allows qualified CAS students to skip their senior year and enter law school. Known as the "3/3 Program," the plan cuts the time it takes to obtain an […]

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Restaurants offer "heart healthy" fare >

September 25th, 1997

To make it easier to "eat healthy" in Pittsburgh, UPMC Shadyside/Presbyterian has collaborated with 17 local restaurants to create a "Dining With Heart" menu that meets UPMC dietary guidelines. "One of the biggest difficulties while dining out is finding menu items that are both good-tasting and heart-healthy," said Joyce Scott-Smith, director of food and nutrition […]

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Pitt submits FY1999 state budget request >

September 25th, 1997

Tuition increases would not exceed 3.5 per cent next fall, under a fiscal year 1999 funding request that Pitt submitted to the state Department of Education this week. The document also proposes a 3.5 percent net increase in the budget for faculty and staff compensation (salaries plus benefits). That would be achieved through a 1 […]

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Assistance program reports on staff, faculty use >

September 25th, 1997

Three years ago, Pitt began offering its faculty and staff free, short-term, on-campus counseling for personal problems — ranging from depression to family crises to job-related stress — through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). Since then, FSAP has provided individual and family counseling to 1,017 employees (about 900 of them staff), program director […]

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is now UPMC Health System >

September 25th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System has a new name: UPMC Health System. The system's board of directors approved the change Sept. 18. The new name will be used as an umbrella term to refer to the system's network of hospitals as well as its growing number of subsidiaries, including physician practices, insurance products, […]

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Nondiscrimination policy statement >

September 25th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability or […]

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Officials looking at how Pitt, UPMC Health System will relate >

September 25th, 1997

Officials from Pitt, the UPMC Health System and the soon-to-be-unified faculty practice plan of the School of Medicine are gathering information for use in restructuring the way the three organizations do business with one another, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council Sept. 15. But contrary to a report at this month's Faculty Assembly meeting, there […]

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Chancellor regrets UPBC wasn't informed about new scoreboard >

September 25th, 1997

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg offered a qualified apology last week for failing to consult with — or even inform — the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) before the University bought the new video replay board at Pitt Stadium. University Senate leaders and faculty who serve on UPBC haven't questioned the business advantages of the $1,055,000 […]

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Margaret Mary "Peg" Corbett >

September 25th, 1997

Margaret Mary "Peg" Corbett, secretary in the Department of Library and Information Science, died suddenly Sept. 14, 1997, while on vacation in Nags Head, N.C. Corbett, 54, had served as secretary to the department chairperson and to the doctoral program since 1990. Except for a stint at Honeywell, Inc. from 1981 to 1986, Corbett spent […]

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Bio sciences professor wins Packard fellowship >

September 25th, 1997

Jeff Lawrence, assistant professor in biological sciences, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Given by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (David is co-founder of computer giant Hewlett-Packard) the fellowship provides $100,000 per year for five years. The fellowship is given to young researchers who have shown unusual creativity. Lawrence is […]

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