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Volume 27 Issue 16

Grant to fund graduate program in women's health >

April 13th, 1995

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has given Pitt a $100,000 grant to establish a master's and a doctoral level degree program in women's health. The Epidemiology of Women's Health Training Program will be administered through the Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in collaboration with faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital. According to […]

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Faculty, staff reactions to news of resignation run the gamut >

April 13th, 1995

In the aftershock of Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's resignation announcement, the University Times interviewed a sampling of the Pitt community for their opinions of O'Connor's decision and his likely legacy as chancellor. * * * Following the April 10 Senate Council meeting, Senate leaders expressed mixed feelings about O'Connor's resignation. In the wake of O'Connor's […]

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Despite Parkinson's cases, Allen Hall is safe, committee determines >

April 13th, 1995

Allen Hall is safe, according to the Parkinson's Disease Cluster Committee. The four cases of Parkinson's disease reported between 1974 and 1991 in physics department faculty members who worked in the building may have been simply the result of chance. Those are the conclusions reached by the cluster committee, which has been investigating for almost […]

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Plans for CGS criticized; administration responds >

April 13th, 1995

To the editor: Since 1958, the "School" later to become the "College of General Studies" has been the advocate where the majority of western Pennsylvania nontraditional students could earn their four year college degree. It has symbolized upward mobility. Also, many other people have completed CGS courses for enrichment or to prepare for graduate programs […]

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Medical insurance open enrollment begins >

April 13th, 1995

Medical insurance open enrollment will begin on Monday, April 17, and continue through May 15. Any Pitt employee who wishes to change his or her current medical insurance plan may do so during the open enrollment period. HealthAmerica participants also are reminded that they must change their medical insurance option to a Blue Cross plan. […]

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Fisher rebuts administration's statements >

April 13th, 1995

To the editor: I am writing this letter to refute the statements attributed to Dr. Thomas Detre, the senior vice chancellor of the Health Sciences, and Mr. Lewis Popper, University general counsel, in the March 30, 1995, University Times. Their comments were made because of dissatisfaction with the Senate Council approval of the resolution by […]

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City Planning to hold 3rd hearing on University's master space plan >

April 13th, 1995

Pittsburgh City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the University's master space plan on April 18 at 3 p.m. in the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St., Downtown. At the hearing, which will be the third conducted by the Planning Commission on Pitt's master space plan, the city planning staff's recommendations […]

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And Popper responds to Fisher's charges >

April 13th, 1995

Lewis M. Popper, general counsel, responds: With respect to Dr. Fisher's letter addressing the National Cancer Institute's insistence that it see NSABP articles before publication, I have several comments. Candor requires me to say that Dr. Fisher's account materially misstates what happened. The University of Pittsburgh was and is committed to the freedom of its […]

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CHMR now independent corp. >

April 13th, 1995

The Center for Hazardous Materials Research (CHMR) is now a nonprofit corporation independent of the University of Pittsburgh Trust. Founded in 1986 as a trust subsidiary, CHMR employs 50 researchers conducting environmental technical and business projects for industry, government and academia both in the United States and abroad. The transition to an independent organization will […]

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Chancellor absent from Council, asks for meeting postponement >

April 13th, 1995

A standing-room-only crowd attended the April 10 Senate Council meeting in 2P56 Forbes Quadrangle. The only empty chair was at the meeting table, and the nameplate in front of the chair read: O'CONNOR. Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor had been scheduled to attend the meeting, which took place the day he announced his resignation. But O'Connor […]

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