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Volume 27 Issue 10

UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital join in establishing cancer genetics program >

January 19th, 1995

People who are concerned that they or their children have a genetic risk of developing cancer may now assess and work toward reducing that risk, through a new program set up jointly by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Magee-Womens Hospital. The Cancer Genetics Program, offering genetic counseling and education for cancer risk […]

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Bobrow asked to resign as dean of GSPIA >

January 19th, 1995

Davis Bobrow resigned Jan. 6 as dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) under pressure from Provost James Maher. Maher said he asked Bobrow to resign because the dean's management style and philosophy conflicted with his own, but Maher would not elaborate. "Because this is a personnel matter," Maher said, "I […]

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Mileage allowance 30 cents/mile >

January 19th, 1995

Effective Jan. 1, Pitt employees are to be reimbursed at the rate of 30 cents per mile when they use their own cars for University business. The change came when the Internal Revenue Service increased the standard mileage allowance from 29 cents to 30 cents per mile for business use of personal automobiles, according to […]

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Pitt tells HealthAmerica, Blue Cross to submit new proposals >

January 19th, 1995

After two months of reacting to proposals and counter-proposals from Blue Cross and HealthAmerica, the University last week went on the offensive in its effort to trim employee health insurance costs. Pitt's Human Resources office went back to both companies and essentially said: Forget your previous proposals and submit new bids, giving us your best […]

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HUD funds GSPIA scholarships >

January 19th, 1995

Three new work/study community development scholarships will be offered to incoming students in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) beginning with the 1995-96 academic year. Women, minority and disabled students are encouraged to apply. Funds for the scholarships are being provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to […]

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Director of University Press named >

January 19th, 1995

Provost James Maher has named Cynthia Miller, editor-in-chief of the University Press of Kansas since 1989, as the new director of the University of Pittsburgh Press. Miller will succeed Fred Hetzel, who retired in October after 30 years as director of the Press. Miller hopes to be on the job by April 1, but her […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

January 19th, 1995

I wish to share with the University community my perspective on two matters which have drawn considerable attention and raised concerns among many of you. First is the status of the new College of Business Administration. The College will enroll its freshman class in the 1995-96 academic year. We project a first-year enrollment of 225 […]

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Reorganization of breast cancer project could be finalized soon >

January 19th, 1995

An administrative reorganization of the Pitt-based National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) could be finalized as early as today, Jan. 19, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's director said yesterday. Ronald Herberman, who has been NSABP interim chairperson since April, said the proposed agreement would divide leadership responsibilities as follows: Herberman would become NSABP's principal […]

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Gil named interim vice chancellor >

January 19th, 1995

Joseph Gil, director of Student Registration and Financial Services, has been appointed interim vice chancellor of Finance and Administration, effective Feb. 1. Gil replaces Rhonda Gross, who is leaving to become vice president of Finance and Administration at Lehigh. A national search will be launched to permanently fill the position. Formerly director of the Student […]

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Grenvik honored for Pitt service, contributions to critical care medicine >

January 19th, 1995

Ake Grenvik has been named Distinguished Service Professor in Critical Care Medicine in recognition of his service to Pitt and contributions to developing critical care medicine worldwide. This is the first such distinguished service professorship for critical medicine in the United States. In his honor, the Ake and Inger Grenvik Critical Care Lectureship has been […]

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