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Volume 30 Issue 14

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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Medical professors asked about establishing faculty association >

March 19th, 1998

Some 1,300 School of Medicine faculty members are being asked whether they want to form a faculty association. In a March 13 letter to all full-time medical faculty, a committee of senior professors wrote that the association's aims would be to: * "Preserve the professional and scholarly values held by the faculty." * "Protect and […]

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Correction >

March 19th, 1998

Pitt trustee Karen S. Fisher is assistant vice president, division of health care affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C. An outdated job title for Fisher was published in the March 5 University Times.

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UPMC changes mean some Pitt staff will become UPP employees >

March 19th, 1998

University staff who spend more than 50 percent of their time on the job supporting the clinical activities of Pitt faculty practice plans are scheduled to be transferred to a new employer on Jan. 1, 1999 — the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Management Co. The move is part of UPMC Health System's planned acquisition […]

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Former British PM to speak at Pitt scholarship fundraiser >

March 19th, 1998

John Major, former prime minister of Great Britain, will be the featured speaker at Pitt's 1998 Pitt Ambassadors Scholarship Dinner on April 30 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. John Major was appointed prime minister in November 1990 and served in that post until May 1997. Prior to becoming prime minister, he was serving as […]

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