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Volume 27 Issue 17

Responding to HealthAmerica >

April 27th, 1995

TO: All HealthAmerica Participants As of July 1, 1995 HealthAmerica is not a University of Pittsburgh medical provider, except under limited circumstances. The April 14, 1995 letter you received from HealthAmerica indicating that you may select and continue to utilize your HealthAmerica doctor(s) is extremely misleading — particularly concerning additional costs. There is no way […]

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Women's research competition opens; entries are due Oct. 1 >

April 27th, 1995

The Women's Research Awards Program, sponsored by the National Association for Women in Education (NAWE), is designed to encourage and support excellence in research by, for, and about women. Research considered for the awards may be on any topic relevant to the education and personal and professional development of women and girls. The research may […]

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Trustees name Roddey chairperson of search committee for new chancellor >

April 27th, 1995

The Board of Trustees has appointed Pittsburgh advertising executive James C. Roddey to head a search committee to find a new Pitt chancellor. Current Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor announced this month that he will resign at the end of the 1995-96 academic year or when his successor is named, whichever comes first. Roddey, a Pitt […]

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PCI eligible for funding of cancer chemoprevention trials >

April 27th, 1995

The Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (PCI) has entered into a master agreement with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), making PCI one of only seven cancer centers nationwide now eligible for government funding of cancer chemoprevention trials. These studies look at possible ways to prevent cancer development by using various agents and vitamin-like compounds. These types of […]

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Modifications made in reduced work year proposal for Pitt staff >

April 27th, 1995

Full-time staff who work at Pitt year-round could voluntarily reduce their appointments to nine or 10 months a year, under the latest draft of a Human Resources office proposal. Such a reduction would entail a proportionate cut in salary and vacation, and it would require approval from the employee's supervisor. But the staff member would […]

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Computer grants awarded to faculty projects >

April 27th, 1995

A plan to teach legal research skills to first-year law students and a video monitoring and recording system for Pitt's Human Simulation Center were among six computer-based instructional projects recently awarded grants by the Instructional Technology Working Group of the executive committee on academic computing (ECAC). The grants, which total $100,000, are the first awarded […]

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Firing of employee prompts SAC concern over supervisory program >

April 27th, 1995

The recent dismissal of a staff member in the Office of Human Resources has Staff Association Council (SAC) concerned about the future of the Leadership Development Process (LDP), and the staff compensation policy and performance appraisal process. LDP is a supervisory training program launched last year in response to a 1991 request from SAC to […]

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Young Women in Science Day scheduled in medical school >

April 27th, 1995

Pitt's School of Medicine faculty and administrative staff members are sponsoring the first Young Women in Science Day on April 28. One hundred seventh grade girls from City of Pittsburgh schools have been invited to attend a one-day workshop as "visiting scientists" at Pitt's School of Medicine. Each visitor will have the opportunity to experience […]

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