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Volume 31 Issue 16

American U. dean tapped to head General Studies >

April 15th, 1999

American U. dean tapped to head General Studies American University's dean of continuing education and special programs will be the new dean of Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS). Susan R. Kinsey, who holds a doctorate and a master's degree in French literature from Columbia University, will become CGS dean on Aug. 1. In announcing […]

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Staff Association Council wants discussion of staff reclassification plan >

April 15th, 1999

Staff Association Council wants discussion of staff reclassification plan The Staff Association Council (SAC) leadership is trying to open up discussions of a Human Resources staff reclassification plan. SAC president Rich Colwell told Senate Council on March 22 and again this month that SAC officers have concerns with the salary administration section of the reclassification […]

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Oral arguments heard in Henson case >

April 15th, 1999

Oral arguments heard in Henson case In arguing that Pittsburgh's anti-discrimination law does not require employers to provide health benefits to same-sex domestic partners, University officials frequently have made the point that the city does not provide such benefits to its own employees. But Pitt will have to drop that point now that city officials […]

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Celebrating 50 years >

April 15th, 1999

Celebrating 50 years Faculty, students, alumni and friends joined April 9 in "A Celebration of W. Edward Sell" at the Hilton Hotel Downtown. Sell, accompanied by his wife Cordelia, was honored for 50 years of teaching and leadership at Pitt's law school.

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Council votes for health benefits for same-sex partners >

April 15th, 1999

Council votes for health benefits for same-sex partners Senate Council has called on Pitt's administration to offer health benefits to same-sex domestic partners of faculty and staff. The resolution that Council approved by a 17-9 vote (with four members abstaining) on April 12 also urged Pitt to drop its challenge to Pittsburgh's anti-discrimination law and […]

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Relocation will affect convocation center design, Senate PUP committee

assured >

April 15th, 1999

Relocation will affect convocation center design, Senate PUP committee assured Facilities Management assured the University Senate plant utilization and planning (PUP) committee April 13 that it is considering issues related to Pitt's expansion plans, including redesigning the proposed convocation center because of its new location. The committee was struggling with the ramifications of the announcement […]

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Honored >

April 15th, 1999

Honored Pitt transplantation pioneer Thomas Starzl will be especially busy during the first week of May. On Monday, May 3, Starzl will address Pitt's 1999 graduating class at the University's commencement ceremonies at the Civic Arena. On May 6, Starzl is expected to be in Chicago to receive The Global Conference Institute's first Healthcare Humanitarian […]

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Golf outing benefit for scholarship fund >

April 15th, 1999

Golf outing benefit for scholarship fund The Pitt Varsity Letter Club will host the first Bobby Lewis Memorial Golf Outing April 23 at Lindenwood Golf Course. The event, in honor of the late Panthers' baseball coach, will benefit the Bobby Lewis Baseball Scholarship Fund. Lewis compiled a 438-389 record during his 36 years as coach […]

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Hunger strikers want to discuss same-sex benefits with trustees >

April 15th, 1999

Hunger strikers want to discuss same-sex benefits with trustees Nineteen Pitt students and one staff member vowed yesterday to continue the hunger strike they began on Monday until they get a meeting with the Board of Trustees. The hunger strikers, who call themselves the Equal Rights Alliance, say they want an "open forum" with trustees […]

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Doctors, specialties ranked >

April 15th, 1999

Golf outing benefit for scholarship fund The Pitt Varsity Letter Club Doctors, specialties ranked More than 200 physicians in 35 specialty areas from Pitt's School of Medicine and hospitals across the UPMC Health System are listed in the recently published book, "The Best Doctors in America, 1999," twice as many as any other hospital or […]

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