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Volume 27 Issue 8

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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Ruth Hume Lutz >

December 8th, 1994

Ruth Hume Lutz, a retired faculty member in political science, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 24, 1994. She joined Pitt's political science department faculty in 1947 and, as an instructor and lecturer, taught a number of different courses, specializing in the politics of international organizations. For many years she served as the department's principal […]

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WPIC healthy eating program accepting children, adolescents >

December 8th, 1994

The Childhood Healthy Eating Program (CHEP) at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is now accepting referrals. CHEP aims to reduce weight gain in children who are either morbidly obese (more than twice their ideal weight) or who are obese and have other psychiatric or psychological problems. In the first sessions, the child and family meet […]

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Support program begins for families with diabetic kids >

December 8th, 1994

Families with diabetic children will receive emotional and psychological support through a project sponsored by Pitt's Generations Together program, the Children's Hospital Diabetes Center and the Allegheny County Department of Aging. The project, Family Friends, matches adults 55 years of age and older with families who have a child with diabetes. Volunteers spend time with […]

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