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Volume 30 Issue 22

Medical school reps, administration to meet about new practice plan >

July 9th, 1998

Will the planned University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan be owned outright by UPMC Health System? If so, will Pitt medical professors affiliated with UPP become employees of UPMC? Will UPMC forbid Pitt professors from offering medical education to people associated with schools and institutions that UPMC regards as corporate competitors? Those are among […]

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Trustees okay FY99 budget >

July 9th, 1998

The Board of Trustees on June 25 approved a $865.1 million Pitt operating budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, along with a $55.3 million capital budget. Tuition will increase by 4 percent next fall, the lowest percentage hike at Pitt in nearly a decade. Full-time tuition for in-state undergraduates in the College […]

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Regional economic development plan unveiled >

July 9th, 1998

In the past, rich coal seams, confluent rivers and other non-human resources lured employers to southwestern Pennsylvania. Workers followed. But today, it's the quality of the region's workforce — and the ease with which employers can find workers with skills required for available jobs — that most concern many employers, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said yesterday […]

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Cleaning up >

July 9th, 1998

A dozen members of the Staff Association Council (SAC) spent about two hours of their own time on June 24 picking up litter and trash on South Bouquet and Dawson streets as part of the city-sponsored Adopt-a Block Program. The city provided a special trash pickup and erected a sign at the corner of South […]

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Read to succeed >

July 9th, 1998

"If students don't read, they don't learn. It's as simple as that," said Gov. Tom Ridge, announcing his "Read to Succeed" initiative at the University Child Development Center yesterday. The four-year, $100 million program will provide assistance for Pennsylvania students to become skilled readers by third grade. The state Department of Education grants will be […]

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New Pitt program helps students along right "pathway" to careers >

July 9th, 1998

Pitt is introducing a new career-develop- ment strategy at this summer's freshman orientation sessions. Beginning two weeks ago, the Office of Placement and Career Services (P&CS), began implementing the Pitt Pathway. The pathway is a conceptual model outlining a common advisory framework for career-service providers University-wide. The University's career resources include staff of the Counseling […]

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Seems like old times >

July 9th, 1998

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg shares a laugh with Pitt retirees at a reception June 24 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. The second annual social event brought hundreds of retired faculty and staff and their significant others to campus to share memories. Pitt and Sodexho, the University's food service, co-sponsored the event.

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Assembly may recruit law students to act as volunteer legal advisers >

July 9th, 1998

Newly elected University Senate president Nathan Hershey hopes to recruit Pitt law students as volunteer legal advisers to the Senate. Historically, Senate leaders occasionally have sought and received free legal advice from Pitt law professors. But recent issues — last year's debate over details of an early retirement incentive plan for tenured faculty; current negotiations […]

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Pitt campus escapes storms' fury >

July 9th, 1998

The ferocious winds and rain that knocked down trees and power lines throughout the Pittsburgh area June 30 did minimal damage to the University, according to a Facilities Management spokesperson. Curt Graham, manager of grounds and trades, said that the most serious damage was to the Allegheny Observatory roof, where a small section was shattered […]

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