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Volume 35 Issue 17

Bahnson memorial service set for May 23 >

May 1st, 2003

A memorial service for Henry T. Bahnson, who was credited with building the Pitt medical school’s Department of Surgery into one of the top surgery departments in the United States, will be held May 23 at 1 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow in the Members Lounge of the University Club, 123 […]

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Hearing held in same-sex benefits case >

May 1st, 2003

Having presented oral arguments April 23 in the lawsuit seeking to force Pitt to extend health benefits to its employees’ same-sex partners, attorneys are waiting for Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Gallo to rule on the University’s request for a permanent injunction in the case. Pitt has asked Gallo to permanently bar the […]

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Construction/renovation projects okayed >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt trustees this week approved four construction projects totaling more than $32 million, including one of a series of residence halls to be built on the Pittsburgh upper campus. The trustees’ property and facilities committee — which is authorized to approve building projects of more than $1 million — gave its okay April 28 to: […]

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Senate elects new officers, Bircher wins presidency >

May 1st, 2003

Nicholas G. Bircher, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been elected president of the University Senate for 2003-2004. Succeeding Bircher as the Senate’s vice president will be Irene Hanson Frieze, a professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies. Josephine E. Olson, a professor of business administration and economics, has been […]

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Senate committee members elected >

May 1st, 2003

The following faculty members have been elected to three-year terms on standing committees of the University Senate: Admissions and student aid Dennis Looney, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); Patrick Smolinski, engineering, and Carol S. Stilley, nursing. Anti-discriminatory policies Anthony C. Infanti, law; Ethan P. Pullman, University Library System (ULS), and Mark A. Von Stein, […]

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SEIU spurns latest Pitt offer >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt upped its salary offer to the Pittsburgh campus service workers but a union official called Pitt’s latest proposal “unacceptable.” The 350 service employees, which include cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO. The SEIU workers have been negotiating with Pitt since […]

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