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Volume 31 Issue 6

GSPH interim dean named >

November 12th, 1998

Herbert Rosenkranz has been appointed interim dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) effective Nov. 1. Rosenkranz received his B.S. in chemistry from the City College of New York in 1954, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University Medical College in 1959. Before coming to GSPH, he held professorships and chairs at […]

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Investment in hedge fund earns money despite recent plunge >

November 12th, 1998

The value of Pitt's investment in a risky hedge fund has plunged from $5 million to $400,000 this year. But even with that loss, the University has earned more than 18 percent on the investment since 1994, Vice Chancellor for Budget and Controller Arthur Ramicone told Senate Council Nov. 9. In October, weeks after the […]

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Pennsylvania Hall artwork saved from wrecking ball >

November 12th, 1998

Skullduggery Last Saturday, contractors finished a three-week project to preserve terra cotta artwork and ornamental ironwork from Pennsylvania Hall, as demanded by the City Planning Commission. See page 4. Using hammers and chisels, mainly, workers from New York-based Irreplaceable Artifacts removed a terra cotta statue of Aesculapius, Roman god of medicine, from the side of […]

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New Human Resources info and reclassification systems are outlined >

November 12th, 1998

Two Human Resources initiatives designed to streamline services, integrate resources and eliminate paperwork were introduced at the Staff Association Council's (SAC) fall assembly held Nov. 4. Both the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and the job re-classification plan will take many months to be fully implemented, however. Two "journeys" was how HR Associate Vice Chancellor […]

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Provost's Distinguished Lecture marks retirement >

November 12th, 1998

Cho-yun Hsu, Pitt professor of history and sociology, will mark his retirement by delivering the Provost's Distinguished Lecture tomorrow. Hsu, who joined the Pitt faculty in 1970, is a native of Amoy, China. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in ancient history from the University of Chicago. On […]

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Two current medical insurers only bidders for contract next year >

November 12th, 1998

Pitt's current health insurers, UPMC Health Plan and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, were the only ones to bid for the University's employee medical insurance business for next year. A third insurer, CIGNA Health Plan, had expressed interest but did not submit a bid. The medical plan advisory committee, a group of faculty, staff and administrators […]

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