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Volume 29 Issue 19

'Christmas in April' volunteers needed >

May 29th, 1997

Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) Staff Association needs volunteers for its annual "Christmas in April" project on June 7. The project, in which volunteers paint and/or repair a home in the Bradford area, is called Christmas in April after a similar program in Texas. Since Bradford's weather usually is too cold for working outside in April, […]

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Rulings barring affirmative action have no bearing on Pitt admissions >

May 29th, 1997

The decision of the Board of Regents of the University of California to discontinue any consideration of ethnicity, race or gender as factors in admission; the passage of Proposition 209 by California voters banning the use of race and gender in affirmative action programs run by the state, and the Hopwood ruling by the Fifth […]

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Public Safety director Boyd resigns >

May 29th, 1997

Citing personal reasons, Pitt Public Safety director Rick Boyd resigned from his job May 16. Because of leave time, however, he will remain on the University payroll until Aug. 16. Associate Vice Chancellor for Business John DeVitto has assumed control of Pitt's 70-officer police department, the third largest police department in Allegheny County. DeVitto, to […]

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Clinical practice plans being merged into single plan >

May 29th, 1997

Pitt's 18 clinical practice plans are merging into a single plan, which will be a not-for-profit subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) System. The unified plan will be called University Physicians Practice. "We're shooting for October as the point we can incorporate the plan," said James Herndon, Pitt associate senior vice chancellor […]

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SIS prof studies how people navigate the Net >

May 29th, 1997

Lost in cyberspace? Maybe it's because so much information on the Internet looks the same. Just as landmarks and familiar neighborhoods make it easier for people to find their way in real space, comparable tools should help people navigate the information superhighway, says Stephen Hirtle, associate professor and chairperson of information science and telecommunications. "Standardization […]

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Medical school makes salaries consistent for new tenured clinical faculty >

May 29th, 1997

Medical school professors have never been accused of being underpaid, at least compared with other faculty. But until this year, it was unclear how much salary money a fulltime, clinical professor with tenure in Pitt's School of Medicine could expect to earn simply by being: a. Tenured, and b. A fulltime, clinical professor in Pitt's […]

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Reception planned for retired staff, faculty >

May 29th, 1997

Retired Pitt faculty and staff will have a chance to get together again during a retirees' reception June 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the William Pitt Union ballroom. The reception has been organized by a group of retirees made up of: Mary Bonach, Jo Fairclough, Myron Garfunkel, Tom Lloyd, Dorothy Lain, Jeannie Martin, […]

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