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Volume 27 Issue 18

Assembly objects to Pitt administration statement in medical benefit mailing >

May 11th, 1995

In a May 10 letter to University Senate President James Holland, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor said he regretted a paragraph that appeared in a recent medical benefits mailing to faculty and staff. But according to Holland, O'Connor's letter (which appears verbatim on this page, at the request of the Chancellor's office) does not satisfy a […]

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Text of O'Connor response to Holland >

May 11th, 1995

Dear Jim: I am writing in response to your letter of May 8, 1995 regarding the references to "committee input" contained in the brochure "Announcing Important Medical Benefits Changes" that recently was mailed to University faculty and staff. Having reviewed the passages in question, I recognize and regret the distortion that stems from linking the […]

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Clinic summer program opens >

May 11th, 1995

Pitt's Speech and Hearing Clinic is currently accepting patients into its summer speech and hearing program. Evaluation and treatment is available for children and adults with speech, language and/or hearing problems. The summer program also includes an aural rehabilitation program to help individuals with hearing loss to make better use of their remaining hearing and/or […]

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Law school looks ahead to its next 100 years >

May 11th, 1995

(This is the second of a two-part look at Pitt's law school as it celebrates its centennial.) Breaking down barriers and building bridges. If Peter Shane, dean of Pitt's School of Law, were to choose a metaphor to describe the future of the law school heading into its second century, that would be it. Shane […]

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UPT kicks off $1 million drive, 1st campus fund-raising campaign >

May 11th, 1995

Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) has launched a $1 million capital fund-raising campaign to help finance a new science center on the Crawford County campus. The campaign, which is the first capital fund-raising effort to be conducted by UPT since its founding in 1963, already has received about $500,000 in pledges and is expected to continue […]

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Provost Area plans to shift funds from low to high priority units >

May 11th, 1995

Over the next five years, the Provost Area of the University will shift millions of dollars from low to high priority academic areas. For the fiscal year that begins July 1, the money shifted permanently with in the Provost Area will total nearly $7.5 million — 4 percent of the combined budgets of the area's […]

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WPIC Children & Youth Center building postponed indefinitely >

May 11th, 1995

Plans for construction of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic's (WPIC) long-sought Children and Youth Center have been indefinitely postponed. Ronald Forsythe, vice president of Facilities and Support Services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, revealed the delay at the University Senate's plant utilization and planning committee's (PUP) May 8 meeting. Forsythe said the center, […]

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Other areas also planning to tighten their budgets >

May 11th, 1995

While Pitt's Provost Area enters the budget-trimming phase of its long-range planning process, other areas of the University also are systematically tightening their belts. The planning and budgeting committee of the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences is developing a formula to prioritize academic programs in the six Health Sciences schools, said […]

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