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Volume 29 Issue 7

Sniffle, sniffle: Get flu shot now, doctor urges >

November 21st, 1996

If you work or study at the University, and especially if you plan to travel by plane, train or bus during the holidays, Lawrence Ellis has some advice for you: Get a flu shot — soon. No influenza cases have been confirmed yet in western Pennsylvania, but the national Centers for Disease Control is predicting […]

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List of area vendors participating in CampusFunds program grows >

November 21st, 1996

CampusFunds, the money that faculty, staff and students deposit on their new PittCard ID cards, currently is being accepted in about 15 stores and restaurants in Oakland and Shadyside. And more vendors are being added to the list every week. "Our goal for the end of this year is a total of 35 vendors," said […]

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Nominations for inaugural staff award due Dec. 15 >

November 21st, 1996

Nominations are currently being accepted for the new Chancellor's Award for Excellence. The award honors staff who have demonstrated dedication to the University beyond the responsibilities of their job. It is the equivalent of the Chancellor's Distinguished, Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards for faculty. "I believe that the Chancellor's Award for Excellence sends a […]

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University launches Brazilian studies program >

November 21st, 1996

Ruth Correa Leite Cardoso, wife of Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, visited the University Nov. 14-15 to help launch Pitt's new Brazilian studies program. Cardoso gave the program's inaugural lecture. As chair of Brazil's Commission of Solidarity in Community (CSC), she also discussed efforts to combat Brazil's poverty and social exclusion. CSC oversees social policies […]

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Richard P. Stiger >

November 21st, 1996

Richard P. Stiger, a 20-year veteran of the Pitt campus police force, died Oct. 31 of cancer. He was 60. A memorial service will be held Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Ascension, 4729 N. Ellsworth Ave. In addition to serving as a Pitt police officer, Stiger in 1986 founded a […]

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Nearly $20,000 raised for Kevin Cecil fund >

November 21st, 1996

Sigma Chi fraternity raised nearly $20,000 for the Kevin Cecil Foundation during its annual Derby Day event. Cecil was the Pitt student who was wounded two years ago in a shooting near campus. He is paralyzed from the neck down. Derby Day involves a series of events, such as a tug-of-war contest, during which sponsored […]

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Senate's Eva Brosius leaving >

November 21st, 1996

A fter 26 years as clerk of the University Senate, Eva Reid Brosius will resign Dec. 1 to take on a new assignment: writing the Senate's official history. Given her long affiliation with the Senate and her historical perspective of the University, Brosius was a natural choice for the job, said Robert E. Dunkelman, secretary […]

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UPMC surgeons use new technique for esophogeal cancer >

November 21st, 1996

Surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) have operated on their first patient with cancer of the esophagus using photodynamic therapy, a new treatment that restores the ability to swallow. According to James Luketich, co-director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Lung Cancer Center, photodynamic therapy is effective for patients on whom […]

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Talks "very preliminary" on possible early retirement plan for Pitt staff >

November 21st, 1996

Staff Association Council (SAC) has been receiving a steady flow of e-mail and phone calls from University staff members anxious to learn if an early retirement plan will soon be offered to staff members. In response to those questions, SAC President Brian Hart noted at the group's Nov. 13 meeting that nothing has been done […]

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Administration says draft of faculty early retirement plan will be released soon >

November 21st, 1996

The lawyers have had their say. Now Pitt senior administrators are weighing the merits of four different models of a new early retirement incentive plan for Pitt full-time, tenured faculty. "We're at a point where outside legal counsel has completed its review of the legality of the various options. Now it's a matter of [the […]

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