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Volume 29 Issue 6

Trustees schedule closed retreat to discuss capital campaign plans, administrative efficiency report >

November 7th, 1996

Plans for a major capital fund-raising campaign, a report on Pitt administrative efficiency and an update on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) System will be among the discussion topics at a day-long retreat by the Board of Trustees Nov. 23. The on-campus meeting will be closed to the public. Board chairperson J. Wray […]

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Bosnian education leaders meeting here >

November 7th, 1996

Sixteen Bosnian educational leaders, representing all 10 regions of the newly formed Bosnian Federation, are meeting at Pitt to plan teacher education reform in their country. The visit, which will end Nov. 9, is being hosted by Pitt's Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) and will include trips to Mars Elementary School, Arsenal Middle […]

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Marketing of Pitt technologies, inventions expected to generate 1,000 jobs in local start-up firms >

November 7th, 1996

Over the next five years, Pitt intends to create 1,000 jobs locally through start-up companies and joint ventures that will market technologies and inventions developed at the University. That goal would expand to creating 10,000 jobs during the next 10 years as those companies mature, said Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management. […]

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Health & Human Services honors Magee >

November 7th, 1996

Magee-Womens Hospital has been designated one of six National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each center was chosen for the way it integrates health care services with research, education and health care professional training. "This national recognition is a reaffirmation of our 85-year-old commitment to […]

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Assembly urges Pitt to maintain at least 2 health insurance plans >

November 7th, 1996

Faculty Assembly on Nov. 5 unanimously approved a resolution "strongly urging" the administration to maintain at least two employee health insurance plans after Pitt's current contract with Blue Cross expires at the end of June 1998. The resolution specifies that one of the two plans should be an indemnity-type option like the current Blue Cross […]

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Planting memorial trees: a growing trend >

November 7th, 1996

Four more trees were recently added to the campus landscape by families wishing to honor deceased relatives with Pitt or Oakland connections. A cluster of three dogwood trees was dedicated in memory of Harry Anthony III, former director of research at Mellon Institute, on the Forbes Avenue side of Heinz Memorial Chapel on Oct. 24. […]

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Kevin Cecil fundraising efforts continue >

November 7th, 1996

Students pledged to Sigma Chi fraternity have dedicated the proceeds from this year's "Derby Days" to help former Pitt student Kevin Cecil, who was paralyzed in a shooting last year. Sigma Chi hopes to raise $100,000 with its activities, including a concert at The Attic today, Nov. 7. The Oakland Business and Civic Association is […]

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Senate leaders fear lack of input on faculty early retirement plan >

November 7th, 1996

While Pitt administrators and attorneys continue to work out details of a proposed new early retirement plan for full-time, tenured faculty, University Senate leaders complain that they've been left in the dark about the plan's progress. "I don't know what interpretation to put on this," Senate benefits and welfare committee chairperson James Holland said at […]

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