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Volume 31 Issue 1

Ballots distributed to faculty on proposed Senate changes >

September 3rd, 1998

University Senate members have until Sept. 22 to vote on a proposal to ensure that each Pitt school, campus and library system is directly represented on the two main Senate groups: Faculty Assembly and Senate Council. Currently, Assembly and Council members are elected from four academic areas — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the […]

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John David Crawford >

September 3rd, 1998

John David Crawford, 44, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, died Aug. 23, 1998, at UPMC Montefiore of Burkitt's Lymphoma, a form of lymph cancer. Crawford was an internationally recognized researcher in theoretical physics, specializing in plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. Colleagues described him as an outstanding teacher and popular lecturer […]

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Nursing ranks 8th in research grants >

September 3rd, 1998

With research grants and fellowships totaling more than $2 million, the School of Nursing ranks eighth in the number of research grants received from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The school placed ninth in overall NIH funding among nursing schools across the United States for fiscal year […]

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Mattie B. Addis >

September 3rd, 1998

Retired associate professor of social work Mattie B. Addis died Aug. 16, 1998, of complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure. She was 75. Addis graduated summa cum laude from Kentucky State College in 1944, earning a bachelor's degree in sociology and history. She completed her master's in social administration at Case Western Reserve in […]

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UPMC project gets $1 million grant to aid homeless women recovering from addiction >

September 3rd, 1998

A $1 million federal grant was presented Aug. 18 to the Partners Project, enabling collaborating community, housing and health care groups to provide specialized treatment for homeless women recovering from addiction and for their children. The Partners Project is a collaborative effort of the Dolores Howze Treatment Program, the Hill District Community Collaborative, the Housing […]

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Johnstown's affirmative action director sues UPJ and president over race and sex discrimination >

September 3rd, 1998

The Johnstown campus's affirmative action director has sued the campus and its president, Albert Etheridge, for race and sex discrimination. UPJ Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis, who is African American, charges Etheridge and the Johnstown campus with sex discrimination in hiring, race discrimination in employment and retaliatory harassment, deprivation of civil rights and sex discrimination […]

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Parking & Transportation works to make city more accessible to students through varied services >

September 3rd, 1998

G. Robert Harkins, director of Pitt's Department of Parking, Transportation and Services, is pushing for an attitude adjustment. "Too often people at Pitt have been focusing on what we don't have: We don't have open spaces, we don't have enough green areas. Well, I think our focus should be on what we do have: We […]

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Pitt placed 48th in U.S. News rankings >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt was ranked 48th among the nation's 147 public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual America's best colleges issue, announced Aug. 21. In the ranking of national universities, 228 in all, Pitt finished in the second tier, numbers 51-117, which the magazine lists alphabetically. The magazine defines national universities (as opposed to […]

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Prostate cancer research funds available >

September 3rd, 1998

The Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has established a program to encourage the development of pilot projects in prostate cancer. This program offers funding and tissue and cell resources as well as guidance in the development of the projects. Support for the pilot projects is available on […]

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Grad student's death ruled suicide >

September 3rd, 1998

Incoming Pitt graduate student Joachim Futterer, 26, was found dead in the plaza of Litchfield Towers Aug. 22, 1998. The Allegheny County coroner's office concluded that Futterer died as the result of blunt force injuries from a fall and ruled the death a suicide. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Office of […]

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