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Volume 31 Issue 13

UPMC wins award for study of antibiotics >

March 4th, 1999

UPMC wins award for study of antibiotics A UPMC Health System multidisciplinary team took second place, winning a $5,000 grant for research improving the standard of practice for the use of antibiotics in surgery. Susan Skledar, clinical pharmacist, Paige Gross, Drug Use/Disease State Management Program pharmacist, Anthony Udekwu, medical director of surgical services, and Michael […]

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Pitt makes case for larger appropriation >

March 4th, 1999

HARRISBURG — A trio of Pitt administrators testified before appropriations committees in the state Legislature Feb. 23 and 24, fielding questions about the University's appropriations request for fiscal year 2000. They also faced some ancillary queries from legislators interested in Pitt's stance on same-sex medical benefits, the future of Pitt Stadium and funding levels at […]

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Conte to return as registrar >

March 4th, 1999

Conte to return as registrar After six months as a university administrator in Miami, Samuel D. Conte is planning to return to Pitt as University registrar on July 1. Conte, whose Pitt career spanned three decades, resigned as registrar here to become associate vice president for enrollment at Florida International University, effective Sept. 1. "I […]

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James Kelly Jr. >

March 4th, 1999

James Kelly Jr. Dean emeritus of Pitt's School of Education James Kelly Jr. died Feb. 20, 1999, of congestive heart failure. He was 78. Kelly earned his doctorate in higher education from Pitt in 1972. He held a master's in philosophy from Marshall University and bachelor's degrees in the philosophy of religion from Howard University […]

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Hodges curatorship established >

March 4th, 1999

Hodges curatorship established As a tribute to the person who helped assemble the Foster Hall Collection, Pitt has established the Fletcher Hodges Jr. Curatorship at the Center for American Music. In 1931, Hodges and Josiah Kirby Lilly, began building a vast collection of Stephen Foster's original music, letters, notes, books and periodicals, art works, sound […]

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Honors >

March 4th, 1999

Honors Provost James Maher and Chancellor Mark Nordenberg congratulate David Levering Lewis, center, after he was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humanities at Pitt's 23rd annual honors convocation Feb. 26. Lewis, the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor at Rutgers University and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner in biography, was the featured speaker at this […]

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Briefs outline differing arguments in case about same-sex benefits: The city's response >

March 4th, 1999

The Murphy administration is urging the city Human Relations Commission to reject Pitt's challenge to a city law that prohibits discrimination against gays an d lesbians. In a brief filed last week with the commission, city attorneys disputed the University's argument that Pittsburgh and other Pennsylvania municipalities lack the authority to pass laws banning discrimination […]

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Briefs outline differing arguments in case about same-sex benefits: The University's response >

March 4th, 1999

Attorneys for Pitt reiterated their argument last week that if the city Human Relations Commission accepts Deborah Henson's case against the University, all Pittsburgh employers (including the city itself) will be in violation of the city's anti-discrimination law unless they: * Extend spousal health benefits to homosexual employees, or * Discontinue spousal health coverage altogether. […]

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Pitt's statement on the Henson case >

March 4th, 1999

Pitt's administration issued the following statement about the Henson case on Feb. 18: The University of Pittsburgh is proud of its long-standing record of respect for the civil rights of those with whom it deals. Relying upon well-established legal principles in defending itself against an employee benefits lawsuit is not a departure from that record, […]

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Faculty reaction mixed to possibility of moving games >

March 4th, 1999

Faculty reaction mixed to possibility of moving games Student Government Board members urged Faculty Assembly members this week to support their fight to save Pitt Stadium. But except for agreeing that University officials should consult with students in deciding whether to move Pitt football games to a planned North Side stadium, Assembly members' responses were […]

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