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Volume 27 Issue 8

Pitt gets Homestead Works materials >

December 8th, 1994

An extensive assortment of documents, photographs, films, architectural drawings and maps chronicling eight decades of operations at U.S. Steel's Homestead Works has been donated to the Pitt libraries. The collection was assembled and donated by William J. Gaughan, a 36-year plant veteran. It includes more than 22,000 photographic prints and negatives of the Homestead plant […]

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Women over 40 are often happy alone, WPIC professor discovers >

December 8th, 1994

"Single women over 40 have less chance to marry than to be taken hostage by a terrorist." Shock waves of anger, despair and disillusionment swept through the ranks of women beyond the age of 40 in June 1986 when those words appeared in Newsweek magazine as part of a cover story on women and marriage. […]

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Historical Society building to close Dec. 8 >

December 8th, 1994

The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania's current headquarters building at 4338 Bigelow Boulevard will be closed to society members and the general public beginning today, Dec. 8. Historical Society collections will be moved to the new Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center being constructed in the Strip District. The center is scheduled to open […]

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Blue Cross proposal raises ire of some staff, faculty; HealthAmerica to submit counter proposal to Pitt >

December 8th, 1994

A proposal by Blue Cross to become Pitt's sole provider of employee health insurance has provoked a war of words among the following antagonists: * Faculty and staff, including leaders of the University Senate and Staff Association Council (SAC), who oppose the Blue Cross plan's requirement that Pitt drop HealthAmerica — and who resent what […]

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Starrett Poetry Prize winner named >

December 8th, 1994

Countless times over the years poet Jan Beatty has fantasized about winning the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize annually offered by the University Press to poets who have not published a full-length manuscript. Instead of screaming and jumping for joy as she always imagined she would if she won, however, the Wilkinsburg poet opted for […]

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'Phased in' early retirement plan to be drafted by Senate >

December 8th, 1994

The University Senate's benefits and welfare committee plans to draft, by September, a "phased-in" retirement plan through which faculty could incrementally reduce their workloads over a specific number of years — with no reduction in salary or benefits — in exchange for agreeing to retire at the end of that period. Doing less work for […]

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Japanese info satellite center set up in Hillman >

December 8th, 1994

The Japan Center for Intercultural Communication (JCIC) in Tokyo has agreed to establish a Japanese Information Satellite Center at Pitt. The center will be located in Hillman Library's East Asian Library. With direct access to the Japan Information Network, an electronic information highway providing English-language information on Japan, the center will give users direct access […]

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