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Volume 30 Issue 14

Pitt/UMPC negotiations complicate search for new senior administrator >

March 19th, 1998

As officials from Pitt, the UPMC Health System and the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) unified practice plan haggle over details of a new financial relationship among the three entities, some professors are asking: How are the protracted negotiations affecting efforts to fill the newly combined job of Pitt senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences […]

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University helps to sponsor May 10 Race for the Cure >

March 19th, 1998

The University will serve as a sponsor for this year's Race for the Cure scheduled for Mother's Day, May 10, starting at 8:30 a.m. The sixth annual 5k run/walk and one-mile fun walk honors breast cancer survivors and supports the fight against the disease. During the race many runners/walkers wear the names of family members […]

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Faculty, administrators clash over proposed dental evaluation plan >

March 19th, 1998

Professors and administrators are baring their teeth at each other over a proposed system for rating the job performances of oral biology faculty. The system would award point values for the time faculty spend giving classroom lectures, the number of research grants they obtain, research papers they publish, and their service on school committees and […]

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Scholarship targets part-time MLIS students >

March 19th, 1998

A new scholarship named for Joan Brest Friedberg, co-founder of Carnegie Library's Beginning with Books project, focuses on the needs of part-time students in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. Beginning with Books is an early literacy intervention project designed to foster a love of reading in children and families. Endowed by […]

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Administration action on insurance rates explained by Cochran >

March 19th, 1998

Responding to faculty complaints that they were excluded from the process of setting next year's medical insurance rates for Pitt employees, Assistant Chancellor Jerome Cochran detailed and defended the administration's actions to Senate Council March 16. "We reached a critical place in time [this winter] when we had to make decisions" on rate increases for […]

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Support group set up for adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder >

March 19th, 1998

A new UPMC Health System-sponsored support group for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will provide adults with the illness a forum to share coping strategies, mutual support, education and treatment information. People with OCD often experience obsessions, which are senseless thoughts, impulses or images, like worrying they will hurt others they do not really wish to harm. […]

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UPG president to be installed >

March 19th, 1998

Frank A. Cassell will be installed as the third president of the Greensburg campus March 25. More than 150 academic deans, faculty members and administrators from colleges and universities across the state are expected to join local community and University leaders at the installation. Ceremonies begin on the Greensburg campus at 1 p.m. with an […]

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