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Volume 30 Issue 13

Administrators discuss unified practice plan >

March 5th, 1998

Before an attentive, close-packed — and audibly skeptical — audience of some 500 medical faculty members Feb. 19, officials from Pitt and the proposed University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) centralized practice plan said academic values will be among their top priorities in negotiating a new financial relationship between the University, UPP and the UPMC Health […]

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Employees will see small hikes in vision, dental insurance plans >

March 5th, 1998

Beginning July 1, the nearly 3,100 faculty and staff members who buy vision insurance through Pitt will be asked to pay more per month for the benefit. But employees may need sharp eyes to see the difference. Monthly premium hikes in the plan will range from just 45 cents to $1.39. The monthly rate for […]

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Lectures on parenting issues set >

March 5th, 1998

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the University Child Development Center (UCDC) are sponsoring a lecture series in the William Pitt Union, noon-1 p.m. March 12: "Parents as Advocates for Children in Schools," Sherry Cleary, director, UCDC. March 19: "What Does a Healthy Family Look Like?" Cindy Rhodes, counselor, FSAP. March 26: "Balancing […]

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Open enrollment info detailing rate hikes to be mailed next week >

March 5th, 1998

Next week, Pitt's Human Resources office will mail packets of materials to faculty and staff outlining: * Changes in Pitt medical insurance for next year. * The monthly rates employees will be charged for different types of coverage. * Summaries of employees' current University benefits selections. * Forms that faculty and staff must fill out […]

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Pitt will improve efforts to recruit, retain, graduate black students, chancellor tells Board of Trustees >

March 5th, 1998

Echoing a recent report by Vice Provost Jack Daniel, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the Board of Trustees Feb. 19 that Pitt can no longer be satisfied merely with recruiting African American students — the University must work harder to see that more of those students earn good grades and degrees, and go on to successful […]

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House hearing focuses on non-budget issues >

March 5th, 1998

HARRISBURG — Pitt and two of its neighbors — Schenley High School and Milliones Middle School — have joined forces to seek funding for a new program aimed at encouraging local young people to pursue careers in the health sciences. Testifying before the state House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said the […]

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U.S. News & World Report lists 9 Pitt grad programs in top 20 >

March 5th, 1998

Nine Pitt graduate programs rank in the top 20 in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs was ranked 20th in the nation, and its program in non-profit management was ranked sixth nationally. Two programs in the Katz Graduate School […]

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