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Volume 27 Issue 17

Law school looks back over its first 100 years >

April 27th, 1995

The year 1895 was truly a banner one for culture and education in Pittsburgh. Andrew Carnegie's new institute along Forbes Avenue, out among the cow pastures of Oakland, opened it doors for the first time and the Pittsburgh Symphony was formed to bring the world's great music to a town known for having plenty of […]

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O'Connor plans no executive staff raises, none till at least '96 for other employees >

April 27th, 1995

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor has ordered an immediate freeze on the salaries of Pitt's deans and nine administrative officers, including himself, to help balance the University's budget. Unless Pitt's state appropriation proves to be considerably larger than what Gov. Tom Ridge has proposed — or the University finds some major new revenue source — O'Connor […]

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Several events planned to commemorate law school centennial >

April 27th, 1995

A number of events have been planned over the next month to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pitt's School of Law, starting today, April 27, with a visit to the school by Drew Days, solicitor general of the United States. Days will speak in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom of the law school at 6 […]

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United Faculty kicks off campaign >

April 27th, 1995

The United Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh (UF) has taken the first step in a new drive to unionize Pitt faculty. At an April 26 press conference, UF leaders launched a campaign to get eligible faculty members to sign cards authorizing the United Faculty to represent them in collective bargaining. The UF lost Pitt's […]

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Bradford campus launches program to help rural businesses >

April 27th, 1995

A state-funded Digital Connection program at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) is helping businesses in rural northwestern Pennsylvania to compete in domestic and global markets through an interactive computer network. According to Richard Nelson, chair of UPB's business management department, the program was created from funds designated for rural outreach and "brings the resources of the […]

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Pitt officials angry about HealthAmerica letter to subscribers >

April 27th, 1995

An April 14 letter from HealthAmerica to its current University of Pittsburgh enrollees, offering them the chance to continue receiving care from HealthAmerica medical office physicians after July 1, has raised the blood pressure of Pitt Human Resources officials and the University's benefits consultants. Darlene Lewis, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, called the Health-America […]

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Free skin cancer screenings offered >

April 27th, 1995

Pitt medical center's dermatology department and the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute will offer two free skin cancer screenings from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on May 3 and May 10 on the fifth floor of Falk Clinic. "The public needs to be aware that skin cancer is not a single disease. It includes melanoma and non-melanoma skin […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

April 27th, 1995

Today, across virtually every institution of higher education, the issue of balancing budgets in an environment of rising costs and constrained revenues has taken on priority consideration. In Pennsylvania, the state university system and the state-related universities face a similar challenge both in the short term as well as over the long term. As you […]

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Risk test for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer >

April 27th, 1995

(Editor's note: The following risk test was provided by Arthur Rhodes, director of Pitt's pigmented lesion clinic.) Risk factors for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer differ somewhat, so they must be considered separately. Answer the questions with a simple yes or no. Melanoma of the Skin 1. Do you have a single new mole or […]

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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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