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Volume 27 Issue 12

Founders Day symposium focuses on using the Internet in higher ed >

February 16th, 1995

Navigating the Internet will be the subject of this year's Founders Day symposium set for Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Keynote speaker for the symposium will be Anthony Rutkowski, executive director of the Internet Society, an international organization that fosters the development of Internet technologies, networks, applications and […]

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Free pediatric dental exams available >

February 16th, 1995

University Dental Associates, which will become University Dental Health Services this month, is providing cleanings and exams free of charge to children who otherwise may not have access to preventative dental care. The UDA, which is a private practice of the faculty members from Pitt's School of Dental Medicine, is offering the services throughout the […]

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New evaluation plan for tenured faculty not needed, committee of Senate leaders insists >

February 16th, 1995

Mandatory post- tenure reviews of faculty job performance are both a trend and a sore subject at campuses nationwide. Trustees and legislators tend to favor them, believing such reviews hold tenured professors accountable for their teaching and research at a time when universities can no longer legally impose mandatory faculty retirement ages. Academicians tend to […]

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SLIS professors aid reclamation of hidden Haitian library collection >

February 16th, 1995

Hitler burned books in Nazi Germany and Pol Pot executed anybody with a semblance of an education in the killing fields of Cambodia. Dictators have always known that one way to control their people is to keep them ignorant. So among the things the Duvaliers did when they seized power in Haiti three decades ago […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

February 16th, 1995

Our Board of Trustees meets today and among the items of business before it is the approval of three new academic degree-granting programs. Each program has been approved internally. And each, I believe, promises to significantly advance our University's missions in teaching, research and public service. The new programs will lead to a Ph.D. in […]

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Contract dispute prompts picketing at WPIC >

February 16th, 1995

District 1199P, which represents 150 nonprofessional staff at Western Psych, has been working without a contract since Feb. 3 and its negotiations with UPMC are stalled. John Boros, the union's chief negotiator, said: "UPMC and its subcontractors have asked for unprecedented concessions, including wage freezes, elimination of the union's health and welfare benefits, pension and […]

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Scouting for Food drive to run through April on Pitt campus >

February 16th, 1995

The 1995 Scouting for Food Drive at Pitt, which began on Feb. 1, will run through April 20. During the semester, various activities have been scheduled to promote awareness of the drive throughout the Pitt community. At these activities, students, faculty and staff will be able to make donations of non-perishable goods, which will be […]

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Centennial law lecture series >

February 16th, 1995

Pittsburgh attorney Eric Springer, center, was honored at a School of Law reception last month for his work in civil rights. Pictured with Springer is law professor Robert Harper, at left, and law Dean Peter M. Shane. A reception honoring Springer, the first African-American president of the Allegheny County Bar Association, was held after the […]

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Health benefits advisory group votes against Blue Cross monopoly >

February 16th, 1995

In a Feb. 3 vote, most of the members of a Pitt advisory committee on health benefits rejected a proposal to eliminate HealthAmerica and give Blue Cross a monopoly on employee medical insurance here. The Medical Review Committee was asked to select among three options for the future of Blue Cross and HealthAmerica at Pitt. […]

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Tuchi outlines savings of $16.9 million by Business & Finance >

February 16th, 1995

Pitt's Business and Finance area saved the University $16.9 million during the last two fiscal years through cost cuts and revenue increases, Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben J. Tuchi told Senate Council Feb. 13. Of the $16.9 million total, Business and Finance itself accrued $2.2 million in annual savings and $259,033 in […]

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