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Volume 29 Issue 2

ULS changes make databases more accessible, user-friendly >

September 12th, 1996

University Library System (ULS) databases are a lot more user-friendly today than they were just a few months ago. Thanks to a new access system that ULS technicians installed during the summer, searching and retrieving information from the library's 90-some databases is simpler and faster. And that goes for people who come to Hillman Library […]

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Traffic patterns during Bigelow closing >

September 12th, 1996

The diagrams below show the new traffic patterns that will be in effect during the 30-day test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The closing will run from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15. The top diagram shows the bus loading zone that will continue to use a […]

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Two associate deans named at Katz >

September 12th, 1996

Anil Makhija and Josephine Olson have been named associate deans of the Katz Graduate School of Business by Interim Dean Andrew Blair. Makhija, a faculty member in the Katz school since 1981, will assume his position immediately. Olson, a faculty member in the Katz school since 1971, will become associate dean on Oct. 1. Olson […]

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Budget cuts are handled in a variety of ways >

September 12th, 1996

According to a repre- sentative survey by the University Times of Pitt schools and administrative offices, most units have managed so far to avoid terminating current employees. Layoffs since July 1 appear to be concentrated in a handful of recently reorganized units: the Office of Computing and Information Services, the Center for Instructional Development and […]

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Some complaints surface as Pitt learns how to lay off employees >

September 12th, 1996

In exchange for receiving a payment of 12-26 weeks' salary, employees who sign severance agreements with Pitt typically waive their right to sue the University for wrongful discharge. They also pledge not to discuss details of their termination with anyone besides their spouses and attorneys. If they break that promise, the former employees could risk […]

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This layoff has a happy ending >

September 12th, 1996

Even Charlotte Winfield describes her story as a textbook example of how to terminate an employee the right way. Winfield, a Secretary II at Pitt for the past seven years, was one of three staff members in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean's office who lost their jobs in a recent restructuring of […]

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Construction projects detailed >

September 12th, 1996

Following is a summary of recently completed or current construction projects at Pitt. Information was provided by the Office of Facilities Management. General improvements Installation of safety systems in the form of sprinklers, fire alarms, emergency generators, fire pumps and electric locks are about to begin in Benedum Hall, Chevron Science Center, Salk Hall and […]

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