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Volume 31 Issue 5

Pitt prof named to Catholic studies chair >

October 29th, 1998

Paula M. Kane, associate professor of religious studies at Pitt, was named the John C. Jr. and Lucine O'Brien Marous Chair in Contemporary Catholic Studies, a position considered to be rare at a public university. "I don't know of any other chair in contemporary Catholic studies at a public university," said Alex Orbach, professor and […]

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Staff assembly set for Nov. 4 >

October 29th, 1998

The Staff Association Council (SAC) fall assembly will be held Nov. 4, noon-2 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Titled "A Step Into the Future: A University Initiative," the meeting will have two featured speakers. Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, said he will discuss his office's plans to improve relations […]

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Pitt asks for dismissal of UPJ suit >

October 29th, 1998

Pitt has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to dismiss a race and sex discrimination lawsuit by the Johnstown campus's affirmative action director. Lawyers for UPJ Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis responded last week by filing their own motion, reiterating that her case has merit. A U.S. District Court judge will […]

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ADOLF GRUNBAUM >

October 29th, 1998

The long-awaited exhibition, "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," finally opened at the Library of Congress on Oct. 15. The exhibit, the largest ever assembled on the life and work of the father of psychoanalysis, features personal papers, rare books, photos and silent movies of Freud and his circle, plus such totemistic objects as Freud's spectacles, […]

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Travel, running, woodworking provide diversions for law prof >

October 29th, 1998

Nearly a million frequent-flyer miles over five continents, not counting scores of light-plane excursions over the Alaskan tundra. Three marathons run. For a hobby, he builds houses. This is a law professor? Douglas M. Branson is in fact the inaugural W. Edward Sell Professor of Business Law, the first endowed faculty position at Pitt's law […]

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Faculty, staff leaders react to increases for administrators >

October 29th, 1998

University Senate President Nathan Hershey said of this year's raises for senior administrators: "I think the total amount of compensation the chancellor will get is not out of line with his range of responsibilities and the effort he puts in, and I would say the same is true for the provost." Hershey said he felt […]

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