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Volume 29 Issue 9

Market pressures bring change to university presses, but scholarly titles remain dominant >

January 9th, 1997

Publish or perish is a cliche in academia. But like many cliches, it is rooted in truth. Several participants at a recent workshop on balancing work and family conducted by Pitt's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, for example, were faculty members overwhelmed by the need to publish their work while at the same time sustain […]

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Winners of Dickson Prize in Medicine are named >

January 9th, 1997

Edward Everett Harlow Jr. and Eric S. Lander have been named winners of the University of Pittsburgh's 1996-97 Dickson Prize in Medicine for their pioneering research and significant contributions to medical science. Harlow is scientific director at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and a faculty member at Harvard University Medical School. Lander is a faculty […]

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Sexual harassment suit against University and professor is settled >

January 9th, 1997

A former Pitt employee and graduate student has settled a sexual harassment suit against the University and professor Tony Petrosky, who holds joint appointments in the School of Education's Department of Instruction and Learning, and the English department. Lori R. Stilley, formerly of Dillsburg, York County, and now a resident of West Virginia, sued the […]

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UPB responsible for 2 percent of McKean County's business >

January 9th, 1997

Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) is responsible for nearly 2 percent of the total business volume of McKean County, according to an economic impact study conducted by a research team headed by UPB assistant professor of economics Shaliendra Gajanan. From July 1, 1994, through June 30, 1995, according to the study, UPB, its employees, students and […]

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Public relations, publications to be rejoined under new administrator >

January 9th, 1997

In an effort to improve Pitt public relations and marketing, the administration will merge the University's Office of Communications and Department of University Relations and hire a new administrator to oversee those operations. Pitt has retained a New York City-based executive search firm, Heyman Associates, Inc., to recruit candidates for the new position, to be […]

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Rx for a balanced life: Give equally to needs of work, family–and self >

January 9th, 1997

The kids want to go to the mall. Your mother needs somebody to pick up her prescription. That report you've been working on for a week is due in three days and one person you need to talk to still hasn't returned your phone call. And there is not a single piece of clean clothing […]

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Language departments not being merged, but cooperative ventures under discussion to save money >

January 9th, 1997

To help cope with tight budgets and possible cuts in faculty, the chairpersons of Pitt's foreign languages departments are working on a plan to combine some of their units' activities. "Basically, the FAS [Faculty of Arts and Sciences] dean's office has asked us to come up with creative ways of improving our efficiency, especially administratively," […]

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