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Volume 27 Issue 14

Existing faculty review policy must be used uniformly, provost says >

March 16th, 1995

Rather than create a system requiring periodic job performance reviews of tenured faculty, it appears the administration will enforce an existing Pitt policy that calls for annual reviews of all faculty. Provost James Maher said this week, "We already have an annual review system in place, and it represents an effective post-tenure review. What we […]

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Fisher named scientific director of NSABP >

March 16th, 1995

Pitt breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher has won two victories this month: * At this week's semiannual meeting of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) in San Diego, he was named the group's new scientific director. Fisher still has a lawsuit pending against Pitt and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in […]

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Opposition to single health care provider on campus increases >

March 16th, 1995

As Pitt administrators consider various options for employee health benefits, a growing number of faculty and staff members are saying: Don't give any company a monopoly on health insurance here. University administrators are weighing the merits of several health care options for the fiscal year that begins July 1, including: * Signing a three-year "exclusive […]

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Assembly reaffirms research policy >

March 16th, 1995

In response to allegations by Pitt cancer researcher Bernard Fisher that University administrators violated his academic freedom, Faculty Assembly on March 14 unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming Pitt's policy on externally sponsored research. The resolution also calls on the administration to work through the American Association of Universities and the political system to support academic […]

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Governor's budget has smaller than expected hike for University >

March 16th, 1995

In his first budget address as governor, Tom Ridge on March 7 proposed what he called a "student-based" 3 percent funding increase for higher education in Pennsylvania. But for Pitt and the other state-related and state system universities, increases would be less than 2 percent. And to receive that extra money, schools would have to […]

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Despite the blues, Drue Heinz prize has author-musician smiling >

March 16th, 1995

Blues may be the music crying out from the stage at Fat Matt's Rib Shack in Atlanta, but the guitarist playing them should be excused if he does so with a hint of a smile on his face. It's not that he sees anything funny in songs about drunkenness and cruelty, loneliness and despair. Sometimes, […]

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Teaching conference schedule set >

March 16th, 1995

More than 300 faculty members have registered for Pitt's first annual Teaching Excellence Conference slated for March 31 and April 1. All sessions will be held in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center conference center on the 11th floor of Scaife Hall. Laurie Richlin, director of the Office of Faculty Development, said her goal is […]

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UPG gets funds for building addition to computer center >

March 16th, 1995

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has pledged $100,000 toward the construction of a 4,000-square-foot addition to McKenna Hall, the computer center at Pitt's Greensburg campus. When combined with existing areas, the three rooms planned for the addition will provide space for computer instruction, a distance-learning classroom and a multi-media instruction laboratory. The projected cost of […]

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