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Volume 29 Issue 17

Probable cause found in discrimination suit against Pitt >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission late last month found probable cause that Pitt discriminated against a former law school faculty member by refusing to extend health care benefits to her same-sex partner. Deborah Henson, who left Pitt in April 1996 to become a judicial clerk with the Louisiana Supreme Court, filed the discrimination suit against […]

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UPT joins athletic conference >

May 1st, 1997

Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) will join the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) for the 1997-98 athletic season, Peter Jerebko, UPT athletics director, announced. UPT restored its intercollegiate sports program last year after an eight-year hiatus. It fielded a men's basketball team and a women's volleyball team. WPCC currently sponsors league competition in seven sports. UPT […]

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Trustees' committee OKs facilities plan, four renovation projects >

May 1st, 1997

The Board of Trustees' property and facilities committee has endorsed four renovation projects expected to cost about $22 million. The projects are included in a 10-year facilities improvement plan, which the committee also approved at its April 25 meeting. The resolutions will next go to the trustees' budget committee for the purpose of including the […]

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Drue Heinz prize winner writes from Portuguese-American view >

May 1st, 1997

After 30 sleepless hours spent doing rewrites on her second novel, Katherine Vaz was too dazed to appreciate what was being said when the call came informing her that she had won the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature Award. As the University Press's Ed Ochester congratulated her on the award for her short story collection, "Fado […]

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WPIC offers program for troubled teens >

May 1st, 1997

Troubled teenagers who need intense treatment to help them recover from emotional or behavioral problems can turn to a new program offered by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. The Adolescent Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (AAPHP) allows teenagers to live at home, but gives them the same level of treatment they would get if they were […]

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At UPB, they're planning to paddle to Pittsburgh >

May 1st, 1997

Tradition is important to a school, says Carol Baker, vice president and dean of academic affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). She believes it is the glue that binds a loose collection of individuals into an institution. When Baker speaks of tradition, she means more than just excellence in the classroom. She thinks such things […]

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Cathedral Publishing: Filling a small press nitch on campus >

May 1st, 1997

Have a best-seller from the turn of the century or an Abbie Hoffman tome from the '60s that you would love to use in a class, but can't because it's out of print? Or maybe it's a collection of your own articles or those of colleagues that you would like to use in your teaching, […]

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It's award time at University Press >

May 1st, 1997

Awards seem to be a major item of business at the University Press these days. Katherine Vaz, an associate professor of English at the University of California at Davis, has won the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature for her short story collection "Fado & Other Stories. (See story page 5.) Helen Conkling, a Buffalo, N.Y., poet, […]

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Pitt recruiting subjects ages 70-79 for multi-center study of health >

May 1st, 1997

Pitt is recruiting 1,500 participants for an eight-year multi-center study of the impact of strength, weight and health on daily living activities of older people. The observational study Health and Body Changes (Health ABC) will be one of the largest National Institute of Aging (NIA) studies in 20 years. It also will be the first […]

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Input sought by FAS dean search committee >

May 1st, 1997

To the members of the University community: The search committee to identify candidates for the position of dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has begun its work. We expect this process to be completed by January 1998. While membership on the committee is necessarily limited, we encourage everyone interested to contribute to the […]

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