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Volume 31 Issue 13

Some faculty decry Pitt challenge of city's non-discrimination law >

March 4th, 1999

At Tuesday's Faculty Assembly meeting, professors vented their anger, frustration and embarrassment at Pitt's challenge to a city law protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination. "I find the position of the University on this issue [to be] both immoral and stupid," said Van Beck Hall, of the history department. Iris M. Young, of the Graduate […]

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Commencement travel, lodging discounts offered >

March 4th, 1999

Commencement travel, lodging discounts offered Airfare and lodging discounts are available to graduating students and their families during the days surrounding the University's 1999 commencement convocation on May 3 at the Civic Arena. A 5-10 percent discount can be applied to any USAirways round-trip airfare into Pittsburgh April 29-May 6. For reservations and information, contact […]

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Y2K forum planned to review Pitt progress >

March 4th, 1999

Y2K forum planned to review Pitt progress Pitt is well on its way to exterminating its millennium bugs, according to a University task force. In contrast to a recent report by a U.S. Senate special committee, which warned that America's economy remains "at risk" from the year 2000 computer problem, Pitt's Year 2000 Task Force […]

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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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