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Volume 28 Issue 8

Chancellor, dean searches progress >

December 7th, 1995

During the spring 1996 semester, candidates for Pitt administrative jobs should be popping up on campus like daisies. Search committees for a permanent chancellor and at least three deanships plan to bring in candidates for interviews — and then recommend finalists — during the next two-to-six months. The following is an update on current searches. […]

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Volunteer opportunities set up for holiday break >

December 7th, 1995

Christmas is easily the most celebrated holiday in the United States. Even the federal government shuts down for the day, something that it does for no other religious holiday. Many people, though, particularly in an institution as diverse as Pitt, do not celebrate Christmas. But they still might like to do something in the spirit […]

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Needleman gets Heinz Award >

December 7th, 1995

Psychiatry professor Herbert Needleman last week became the first Pittsburgh resident to win a $250,000 Heinz Award. He received the 1995 Heinz Award in Environment for his research showing that even low-level exposure to lead can affect children's IQ and behavior, and for his efforts to eliminate lead products from the environment. Needleman's research and […]

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University Press poetry prize awarded >

December 7th, 1995

Sandy Solomon has been awarded the 1995 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The prize consists of a $2,500 cash award and publication in the Pitt poetry series. Solomon's book, "Pears, Lake, Sun," was selected from more than 900 manuscripts submitted for the 1995 competition and will be published in […]

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Japanese Information Center opens >

December 7th, 1995

The Japan Information Center is ready for business. Located in 206 Hillman Library, the center is a collaboration between Pitt and the Japan Center for Intercultural Communications (JCIC) in Tokyo. The center is designed to be an information gateway between the U.S. and Japan. It is staffed by a full-time Japan information specialist with direct […]

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Magee sets up gynecologic cancer center >

December 7th, 1995

Magee-Womens Hospital has established a Gynecologic Cancer Consultation Center to provide multi-disciplinary services for the evaluation and treatment of gynecologic cancers. The new center is patterned after Magee's Breast Care Consultation Center. It will guide patients through diagnosis, evaluation and individualized treatment planning in one location during one appointment. Medical specialists at the center include […]

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Proposed policy would forbid consensual sexual relationships between faculty & their students >

December 7th, 1995

Pitt officially forbids faculty from harassing students, sexually or otherwise. But unlike many other universities, Pitt has no policy regarding sexual relationships between consenting students and faculty. According to a task force appointed this fall by Provost James Maher, the University should adopt a policy to: * Forbid sexual relationships between faculty and students they […]

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