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Volume 29 Issue 20

Police reach agreement with Pitt on first contract in three years >

June 12th, 1997

The union representing Pittsburgh campus police has reached a contract settlement with the University that calls for retroactive raises plus pay increases in each of the next three years. The 54 members of the University of Pittsburgh Police Association (UPPA) — including police officers, guards and dispatchers — have been working under contract extensions since […]

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Katz center names business award winners >

June 12th, 1997

The Family Enterprise Center at the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Family Firm Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, have announced the winners of their 1997 Family Business of the Year Awards. Awards are given to firms that have developed successful programs that allow employees to combine business and family. Nine winners are chosen in three […]

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Black alumni group plans scholarship benefit weekend >

June 12th, 1997

Jazz greats Dianne Reeves and Norman Connors, and nationally syndicated television talk show host Bev Smith will be among the featured attractions at a Pitt African American reunion weekend, June 27 – 29. The weekend is sponsored by Pitt's African American Alumni Council in association with Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the Coca Cola Celebrity […]

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Name=Pitt's report to IRS shows, again: Health Sciences has highest paid >

June 12th, 1997

Pitt's highest paid administrators and professors during the 1995-96 fiscal year were — once again — from the Health Sciences, according to an Internal Revenue Service form that the University filed last month. The IRS requires tax-exempt, private corporations like Pitt to file a Form 990 annually. In some years, Pitt's form has revealed previously […]

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Pitt to invest in technology transfer projects based on faculty research >

June 12th, 1997

Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the board's investment committee has approved the borrowing by the University of up to $5 million to help support technology transfer projects based on the research of Pitt faculty. According to the loan resolution, passed June 9, projects for which the money will be used are designed to […]

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Symposium celebrates national designation of Parkinson's center >

June 12th, 1997

In 1817, British physician James Parkinson published a paper describing what he called "the shaking palsy" and what later became known as Parkinson's disease — a slow-developing but irreversible degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. In the early 1960s, researchers finally identified the fundamental defect behind the […]

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