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Volume 29 Issue 22

Faculty Assembly endorses early retirement plan; some criticize administration's slowness to act >

July 10th, 1997

Pitt's administration will have only itself to blame if the University continues to go without a faculty early retirement program, or if a new program isn't lucrative enough to entice many professors into retiring, Faculty Assembly members said this week. On June 20, the Faculty Early Retirement Bonus Plan Committee delivered its final report to […]

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Take heart: Pitt making advances in developing permanent artificial organ >

July 10th, 1997

Pitt trustees took a break from budgets, reorganizations and quasi-endowments to hear about a medical wonder in the making. Bartley P. Griffith, director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, reported on the center's efforts to create the first permanent, portable replacement for a human heart: the University […]

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amelia >

July 10th, 1997

Donald Goldstein hopes his new biography of Amelia Earhart won't follow its subject's example and vanish without a trace. "I just hope we sell some copies of the damn thing," Goldstein growled during an interview at Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, where he is a professor. Contemplating the unlit Phillies Titan cigar […]

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Tips for better University mail service >

July 10th, 1997

Approximately two months ago, University Mailing Services became a part of the Department of Parking and Transportation. Since then Parking and Transportation Director Bob Harkins has been reviewing the services' operations. Along with internal changes, Harkins's review has produced a list of suggestions for members of the University community to follow for improved mail service. […]

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Low-back injury focus of center >

July 10th, 1997

The Foundation for Physical Therapy has awarded Anthony Delitto, associate professor and chair of physical therapy, a three-year $600,000 grant to study work-related low back injuries. About $300,000 came from the American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Orthopedics, $50,000 each from the State Farm Insurance Foundation and the Rehability Corporation, $20,000 from Goodyear Tire and […]

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Unseam'd company: Performing Shakespeare and other great plays in a more contemporary manner >

July 10th, 1997

In 1994, the Unseam'd Shakespeare Co. was formed by a group of Pitt graduate students, and other local theatre people, with the idea of "unseaming" the great plays of the world, particularly those of Shakespeare. By "unseaming," the company means performing the plays in a less formal, more contemporary manner than what is usually offered. […]

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House bill would end tax exempt status for TIAA-CREF >

July 10th, 1997

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a reconciliation tax bill that would end TIAA-CREF's tax exemption and would impose a tax of up to 1/2 percent on the pension fund's assets of about $90 billion. If the bill becomes law, according to TIAA-CREF, the fund could be faced with a tax bill of $250 […]

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