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Volume 27 Issue 7

CDC director preaches about the importance of preventive health care >

November 23rd, 1994

The United States will spend nearly $1 trillion on health care this year, but only 1 percent of that will go toward preventive measures such as immunization and AIDS education. "This relationship is severely out of balance, when we commit so little to prevention and so much to treating often terminal illnesses with very sophisticated […]

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Pitt, WQED collaborate on special >

November 23rd, 1994

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor will host a one-hour television special, "Baseball: Payoff for Pittsburgh?," at 9 p.m. Nov. 29 on WQED Channel 13. The program will focus on the economics of keeping the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Mayor Tom Murphy recently announced that an agreement to sell the team has been struck with John J. Rigas, […]

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Free PittNet port installation available >

November 23rd, 1994

The Executive Committee on Academic Computing is again sponsoring free installation of PittNet ports for faculty. The deadline for application is Jan. 9, 1995. PittNet is the University's campus-wide high-speed data network that connects offices, computing labs, timesharing services and personal computers, and enables access to other local, national and international networks. Through PittNet, users […]

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Writer's roots in Bradford lead to book, UPB faculty appointment >

November 23rd, 1994

Ernest Hemingway frequently spoke of the need to "get it right," to capture something of the fullness and basic truths of life, when writing a story. Perhaps the surest indication that David McKain got it right when he wrote "Spellbound: Growing Up in God's Country," a memoir of his childhood and youth in Bradford during […]

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Pitt-Flex open enrollment for medical insurance ends Dec. 14 >

November 23rd, 1994

University employees who want to make changes in their Pitt-Flex benefit selections have until Dec. 14 to return selection forms to the Office of Human Resources. Changes will be effective Jan. 1 and remain in effect through June 30, 1995, when Pitt will change the Pitt-Flex open enrollment period to match the University's fiscal year. […]

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How to access PittInfo >

November 23rd, 1994

To access PittInfo, staff, faculty and students need access to either World Wide Web or the Internet Gopher client program. Access to these clients fall into two categories: LAN access and terminal access. Individuals with a Windows, Macintosh or UNIX personal computer with an Ethernet connection to PittNet can use the LAN access method. Individuals […]

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Alcohol abuse task force begins review of policies >

November 23rd, 1994

At its first meeting Nov. 21, Pitt's alcohol abuse task force formed subcommittees to begin reviewing University drinking policies and alcohol education programs. "It's too early to say what the task force will end up recommending, but we will probably propose a major educational effort and tightening our current policies on alcohol consumption somewhat," said […]

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