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Volume 27 Issue 18

Employee Assistance >

May 11th, 1995

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a long-time benefit to medical center employees that was extended to all University of Pittsburgh employees last fall, offers free, confidential counseling and referral services for personal and job-related problems. Staff members from EAP will contribute to this new Employee Assistance column, which will be published periodically throughout the year. […]

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Much of Staff Assembly devoted to discussion of reduced contract >

May 11th, 1995

Staff Association Council (SAC) was caught unaware at its Spring Assembly on May 4 when it was announced that the latest draft of the proposed appointment reduction policy calls for making permanent all changes in staff appointments from 12 months to 9 or 10 months. SAC Director of Communications Susan Selai told staff members attending […]

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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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