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Volume 33 Issue 3

Law lecturer outlines flaws in most recent ruling on Miranda >

September 28th, 2000

Television crime-show fans know the routine: When the bad guy is apprehended, the arresting officer reads him his rights: "You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one for you. If you waive your rights, anything you say can […]

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Discovery could produce new way of fighting harmful bacteria >

September 28th, 2000

Pitt researchers announced that they have discovered an entirely new type of catenane in a virus that infects bacteria. Catenanes are rare molecular structures that link molecules in interlocking rings. The findings, which could open the door to a new way of fighting harmful bacteria through "phage therapy," are detailed in the Sept. 22 edition […]

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Sept. 29 is deadline for those employees eligible for one-time switch of health plans >

September 28th, 2000

About 1,000 UPMC Health Plan participants at Pitt (about 600 employees and their covered dependents) are eligible to retain Highmark doctors, under an agreement that goes into effect Oct. 1. Eligible subscribers also may choose to re-select a UPMC Health Plan option during a one-time exception period. Information packets were mailed to eligible employees Sept. […]

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Pitt's exclusive deal with UPMC Health Plan prompts about 75% to change health care providers >

September 28th, 2000

Pitt's exclusive contract with UPMC Health Plan prompted about three-quarters of participating employees to change health care plans this year. Under a three-year deal announced last March, all Pitt employees were required to enroll in one of three UPMC Health Plan options, or certify that they had alternate health benefits coverage. About 12,000 employees are […]

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Chemistry at 125: Milestones in department's history >

September 28th, 2000

Following are some highlights of the Department of Chemistry's 125 years at Pitt. * In 1875, the department is first recognized at the Western University of Pennsylvania, forerunner to Pitt, with the appointment of Francis Clifford Phillips as professor of chemistry, geology and mineralogy. Phillips would serve as head of the department until 1915. * […]

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OBITUARY: A. David Lazovik >

September 28th, 2000

A. David Lazovik, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychology, died Sept. 19, 2000. He was 79. Lazovik earned all of his degrees at Pitt: his B.S. in 1943, his master's in 1945 and his Ph.D. in psychology in 1947. In the same year he earned his doctorate he was appointed an […]

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OBITUARY: Steven D. Manners >

September 28th, 2000

Friends and colleagues of the late Steven D. Manners, a researcher and administrator at Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) for the last 26 years, are invited to a memorial gathering on Oct. 2, 2-5 p.m., in the William Pitt Union's Kurtzman Room. Manners, of Penn Hills, died Sept. 15, 2000, of […]

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Epperson to step down as dean of social work >

September 28th, 2000

David E. Epperson, dean of Pitt's School of Social Work for the past 28 years, will step down at the end of the current academic year. Named social work dean in 1972, Epperson is the longest-serving Pitt dean. His tenure also is the longest of any current dean of social work in the country. Founded […]

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