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Volume 31 Issue 11

Facts, advice, warning signs >

February 4th, 1999

The sexual harassment awareness training film, shown as part of the Human Resources workshop, makes several points about sexual harassment in the workplace: * Sexual harassment can occur between all gender combinations, but most cases involve a male offender and a female victim. * Men are more likely to mis-read a woman's friendly remarks as […]

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Deadline for diversity seminar Feb. 16 >

February 4th, 1999

Faculty interested in making their courses more inclusive in terms of gender, race and other diversity issues, both in content and pedagogy, can apply for admission to this year's Faculty Seminar for More Inc lusive Courses. The seminar, which will be held May 10-21, is sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Working Group. Applications can be […]

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Stepping down >

February 4th, 1999

Ralph Willard, head men's basketball coach since 1994, announced Feb. 1 that he was stepping down at the end of the Panthers' season. Willard cited print media stories and rumors about his job status as reasons for his resignation, saying the reports had crippled his recruiting efforts. Willard's teams have gone 60-76 to date, including […]

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Debate director, faculty roles intertwine for head of 4th-ranked William Pitt Debating Union >

February 4th, 1999

It's not two hats he wears as director of debate and as- sistant professor of communication. It's more like two gloves, says Gordon Mitchell, because he doesn't need to take one off to put the other on. "My academic responsibilities overlap into the debating union, and my debating background informs my teaching," Mitchell says. "Pitt […]

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Katz professors trying hand at hockey >

February 4th, 1999

The finance and marketing divisions of Pitt's business school are entering the hockey finance arena. Faculty members and MBAs from the Katz Graduate School of Business will be working with Pittsburgh Penguins officials to address several issues facing the beleaguered local franchise, which is re-organizing under Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws. The project will be led […]

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Law drafted by Pitt clinic helps terminally ill parents plan for future custody of their children >

February 4th, 1999

A new Pennsylvania law, drafted and lobbied for by students from Pitt's Family Support Legal Clinic, allows incapacitated or terminally ill parents to plan for the future custody of their children. The Standby Guardianship Act "is extremely important because it provides security and peace of mind for parents who know that they may not survive […]

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Feb. 7 new date for custodial changes >

February 4th, 1999

The Facilities Manage- ment plan designed to improve custodial service on the Pittsburgh campus will be implemented on Feb. 7, with Pitt's 201 custodians starting their new jobs and shifts. (See University Times, Jan. 21.) Custodians bid for available positions on Jan. 27. The plan, first announced last November and delayed twice, will result in […]

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Law drafted by Pitt clinic helps terminally ill parents plan for future custody of their children >

February 4th, 1999

A new Pennsylvania law, drafted and lobbied for by students from Pitt's Family Support Legal Clinic, allows incapacitated or terminally ill parents to plan for the future custody of their children. The Standby Guardianship Act "is extremely important because it provides security and peace of mind for parents who know that they may not survive […]

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Teresa Ree Chay >

February 4th, 1999

Teresa Ree Chay, professor of biological sciences with an adjunct appointment in chemistry, died Jan. 27, 1999. She was 61. Chay earned a B.A. in mathematics in 1959 and a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1961, both from the University of Utah. She came to Pitt in 1970 as a research associate and was named assistant […]

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