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Volume 30 Issue 4

Trustees give chancellor $30,000 performance bonus, offer similar bonus for 97-98 if goals are met >

October 9th, 1997

University trustees are so pleased with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's job performance that they have awarded him a $30,000 bonus for the fiscal year that ended June 30. It's the first-ever performance bonus for a Pitt chief executive. The payment raised Norden-berg's salary to $255,000 for last year. Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the […]

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Dental medicine school reaccredited for 8 years >

October 9th, 1997

Pitt's School of Dental Medicine has been reaccredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). An ADA committee accredited all of the school's academic programs for another eight years. They include the first professional DMD program, the dental hygiene education program and all of the advanced education programs including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and […]

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Interim Dean Daniel confident about future of General Studies >

October 9th, 1997

Rumors to the contrary, the College of General Studies (CGS) is not being absorbed by the College of Arts and Sciences. Nor is CGS closing or floundering, the college's interim dean says. "There are all of these crazy rumors about CGS being closed, merged or whatever. All of that is just junk," Jack L. Daniel […]

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Summer enrollment up in credits, students for 1st time since '80s >

October 9th, 1997

For the first time since the 1980s, summer enrollment increased this year both in terms of the total number of students (13,198, a 0.06 percent increase over summer 1996) and total credits taken (83,906, up by 1.5 percent) at Pitt's five campuses, according to the Office of University Summer Sessions and Continuing Education. Increased graduate […]

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Pitt seeking bids from 5 health care insurers >

October 9th, 1997

The University has asked five health insurers to bid for its employee medical insurance business. Pitt's three-year, exclusive contract with Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (formerly Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western Pennsylvania) expires June 30, 1998. For the next contract, the Pitt Human Resources office has requested proposals from HighMark, HealthAmerica, Pyramid Health, Tri-State […]

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Pitt launches new safety program to lower the odds of lab accidents >

October 9th, 1997

On Aug. 14, 1996, Karen Wetterhahn, a distinguished research chemist at Dartmouth University, transferred the dimethylmercury she was working with from one container to another; in the process, she spilled a couple of drops of the substance onto one of her latex gloves. Well aware that dimethyl-mercury was a toxic substance, Wetterhahn quickly cleaned up […]

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Local 29 to vote on new contract Oct. 15 >

October 9th, 1997

Negotiators for Pitt and the union that represents some 540 University custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers have tentatively agreed on a new contract. Members of Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union are scheduled to meet Oct. 15 to vote on the proposal. They have been working on a series of contract extensions […]

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