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Volume 31 Issue 2

Undergrad science gets $1.8 million grant from Howard Hughes institute >

September 17th, 1998

Undergraduate science education initiatives in a variety of arts and sciences departments at Pitt have been awarded a grant of $1.8 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI, a medical research organization, employs scientists in cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology. It supports science education in the United States and a […]

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International Week activities planned >

September 17th, 1998

Think globally, act locally, kick a soccer ball, explore international careers, meet foreign students, watch movies, confront cultural stereotypes, peruse art and photos, eat, drink, dance… Those will be among the options during Pitt's International Week, Sept. 21-26. "We've put together a wide-ranging schedule of events including everything from international entertainment to very practical things […]

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Allegheny Observatory plans Oct. 2 open house >

September 17th, 1998

The annual Allegheny Observatory open house will be held Oct. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. All three of the observatory's telescopes, including the 30-inch Thaw Refractor, will offer a view of the skies to the public. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will make additional telescopes available on the front lawn. Visitors will be […]

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President of Ghana to speak here Sept. 24 >

September 17th, 1998

Jerry John Rawlings, president of the Republic of Ghana, will speak Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., as part of Pitt's International Week. The event is free, but audience members must pick up invitations in advance at the William Pitt Union ticket office. Invitations must be presented at […]

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Faculty concerned about wording contained in UPP draft contracts >

September 17th, 1998

Patient-physician rela- tionships could be at risk under one of the proposed contracts that would govern the new University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan, according to a committee of Pitt medical professors studying the documents. UPP is being formed through a merger of Pitt's 18 previously distinct clinical practice plans. It will be a […]

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Text of medical faculty resolution >

September 17th, 1998

The following is the text of the resolution approved at a special meeting of School of Medicine faculty, Sept. 9: Resolved, That the UPP in its present form is unacceptable to the medical school faculty because it provides: * Inadequate participation of rank-and-file faculty representatives in its operations. * Inadequate safeguards against unfair employment practices. […]

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University plans to ask state for 4% hike in FY2000 appropriation >

September 17th, 1998

Tuition increases would not exceed 4 percent next fall (the same percentage as this year's hike), under a fiscal year 2000 funding request that Pitt plans to submit to the state Department of Education tomorrow, Sept. 18. The pool of money for staff and faculty salaries likewise would increase by 4 percent, effective in July […]

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UCSUR committee in search of more candidates >

September 17th, 1998

The committee searching for a permanent director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is looking for additional candidates. UCSUR conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary research on regional and national issues of public policy. Chaired by George Klinzing, vice provost for research, the search committee at a second of open forum, held Sept. […]

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