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Volume 30 Issue 7

Correction >

November 20th, 1997

The location of the George Bush Presidential Library was incorrectly reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the University Times. The library is located at Texas A&M University.

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Pitt video to air on History Channel Dec. 1 >

November 20th, 1997

The History Channel will air the Pitt video "Homelands Remembered, The Story of the Nationality Rooms" on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Narrated by E. Maxine Bruhns, director of the Nationality Rooms Program, the 30-minute documentary traces the history of the rooms program from its conception by Chancellor John Bowman in the 1920s to today.

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Early retirement language finalized; contracts mailed to eligible faculty >

November 20th, 1997

Pitt mailed packages of materials detailing its new early retirement plan for tenured faculty to 375 eligible professors this week. The administration had planned to send out the documents earlier this month, but delayed the mailing until administrators and University Senate leaders could agree on wording of the legal contract that professors must sign to […]

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UPMC wins employment award >

November 20th, 1997

UPMC Health System has been awarded the 1997 Supported Employer Award from Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO), a non-profit agency that helps secure jobs for severely disabled persons. Currently, six CEO clients are employed by the UPMC Health System. Two are in the dietary department of UPMC St. Margaret, one at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, […]

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CREF nixes proposal to eliminate tobacco stocks from its account >

November 20th, 1997

Participants in the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) voted at TIAA-CREF's annual meeting on Nov. 10 to reject a resolution urging CREF to divest its holdings in tobacco investments. CREF is the $119 billion variable annuity component of the $211 billion TIAA-CREF pension system for higher education. CREF's largest single account, the CREF Stock Account, […]

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Lung cancer research funding available >

November 20th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has established the Lung Cancer Center Basic Science Program to encourage the development of pilot projects in lung cancer research. The program offers funding, cell and tissue resources, and access to a working group that will provide guidance and collaboration in the development of projects. Support for pilot projects […]

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Senate Council delays vote on joining Oakland council >

November 20th, 1997

Senate Council on Nov. 10 tabled a motion that would have urged Pitt to officially join the Oakland Community Council — a move that could cost the University as much as $15,000 annually in dues. OCC is an umbrella organization that includes representatives of Oakland institutions, businesses, social service agencies and neighborhood groups, along with […]

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