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Volume 33 Issue 4

Facilities Management staffer files discrimination lawsuit against Pitt >

October 12th, 2000

A long-term Pitt employee who has named University officials in an employee discrimination lawsuit has until Oct. 23 to file further briefs. In response to the allegations, lawyers for the Pitt officials entered a motion to dismiss all charges against them. Chiquita Lanier filed suit against the University and several Pitt officials in U.S. District […]

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OBITUARY: Steven D. Manners >

October 12th, 2000

Steven D. Manners, a researcher and administrator at Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) for the last 26 years, died Sept. 15, 2000, of complications of Fourniers' gangrene. He was 49. Hired as a programmer and analyst at UCSUR in 1974, Manners eventually rose to the rank of assistant director. But according […]

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ELECTION 2000: Conservative Novak picks Bush as winner of presidential race >

October 12th, 2000

Referring to the presidential candidates in both major parties as "charismatically challenged," a national syndicated columnist and CNN political commentator critiqued this year's national election. Robert Novak, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" program, spoke on the major issues in the presidential election as part of Pitt's American Experience distinguished lecture series. The series, presented by the […]

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Clarification >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt employees who are subscribers to the UPMC Health Plan point-of-service self-referred option or comprehensive option must notify the UPMC customer service group of scheduled hospital admissions and certain scheduled outpatient surgical procedures prior to the procedures. For patients who fail to pre-notify, there is a $200 penalty. An article in the Sept. 28 University […]

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Old computers are revamped, recycled, recirculated before they end up in Pitt's Surplus Property warehouse >

October 12th, 2000

It's an environmental night- mare: tons of obsolete, non- biodegradable computer equipment being dumped into landfills. But that's not how the University deals with its own outmoded computers, according to Pitt information technology staff and the manager of the University's Surplus Property office. Surplus Property, located at 400 N. Lexington Ave. in Point Breeze, is […]

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Allegheny Observatory Open House Set for Nov. 3 >

October 12th, 2000

This year's Allegheny Observatory open house is Nov. 3. The open house is the one night each year when all three observatory telescopes are available to the public. Additional telescopes will be set up on the lawn. Visitors also will be offered a slide presentation and a self-guided tour. Reservations are required and can be […]

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Law professor explains case seen as potential threat to academic freedom >

October 12th, 2000

Faculty were advised of a potential legal threat to the traditional concept of academic freedom at last week's Faculty Assembly. Pitt law professor John Parry reported to the Oct. 3 assembly on possible implications of a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals February 1999 case, Urofsky v. Gilmore. The 4th Circuit decision denied an attempt by […]

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