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Volume 30 Issue 20

New medical, dental plans pose problems at Bradford, Titusville >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt's new health care and dental benefits options, which go into effect July 1, are posing problems for some employees at the Titusville and Bradford campuses. Bradford employees are upset by what they perceive as restrictive health care choices, due to their proximity to New York State, where some employees' primary care physicians are not […]

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Football ticket offer extended to Pitt staff & faculty, UMPC staff >

June 11th, 1998

The Department of Athletics is offering a special ticket package for the 1998 football season for faculty, staff and UPMC employees. With the purchase of two adult season tickets, children and grandchildren's tickets are free. Reserved adult sideline tickets for University employees are discounted at $108 each and reserved endzone adult tickets are $76 each. […]

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Freshman applications hit all-time high >

June 11th, 1998

Freshman applications to the Pittsburgh campus are at an all-time high. So are the SAT scores and class rank of those students. So far, 13,480 students have applied to enter the University as Pittsburgh campus freshmen next fall — 11 percent more than last year at this time, and 72 percent more than in fall […]

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Katz alumni group winners named >

June 11th, 1998

Robert S. Rosati, president and chief executive officer of Transtar, Inc., has been selected the 1998 Katz Graduate School of Business Distinguished Alumnus. Rosati has served on the board of directors of Katz's Business Alumni Association and is a member of the school's Partners in Progress steering committee. He has also been a volunteer for […]

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Senate Council endorses revised policy on employee computer use >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt employees may occasionally use office computers to touch up their resumes or send personal e-mail — assuming it's not obscene, libelous or harassing — without risk of being fired or prosecuted. But aside from incidental use, Pitt-owned computer equipment should be used for University business, teaching and research. Non-academic, commercial activities are prohibited, although […]

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A big success >

June 11th, 1998

Bob Mazzuca (left), executive director of the Boy Scouts' Greater Pittsburgh Council, thanked Chancellor Mark Nordenberg for chairing this spring's Scouting for Food drive, during a June 4 meeting in the William Pitt Union. The campaign, the largest of its type in the United States, collected 5.2 million units of food weighing 2.1 million lbs. […]

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Harris-Schenz named CAS associate dean >

June 11th, 1998

Beverly Harris- Schenz, vice provost for Faculty Affairs, will become associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. She will chair the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Council and head the assistant deans and other professionals who provide CAS academic services. Arts and Sciences Dean-elect N. John […]

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Fire-walking UPJ instructor aims for Guinness Book of World Records >

June 11th, 1998

David Willey, instructor of physics at the Johnstown campus, will host an attempt to set a new world record for the longest recorded firewalk, July 2, weather and other conditions permitting. The event, to be held on the Johnstown campus, will be documented by the British Broadcasting Company for the Discovery Channel, and the "Guinness […]

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