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Volume 32 Issue 21

Research integrity guidelines revised >

June 22nd, 2000

Pitt is revising its research integrity policy to simplify and clarify procedures for investigating research misconduct allegations. Among other things, the revisions also will: * Bring Pitt's policy into line with new federal definitions of research misconduct. * Extend the policy to cover staff and students who work on Pitt research projects, not just faculty […]

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Office of Child Development honors Foerster >

June 22nd, 2000

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) honored the late Allegheny County Commissioner Tom Foerster and his long-time commitment to children and family issues by dedicating its Family Support Training and Resource Center in Foerster's name. The June 13 ceremony was held at OCD East, in East Liberty. The center provides instruction, guidance, materials and technical […]

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University of Minnesota sociologist chosen as director of UCIS >

June 22nd, 2000

After an international search, Pitt has named a new director for the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). William I. Brustein, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, will become head of UCIS on Jan. 1. In 1992, Brustein was named director of the Center […]

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Obituary: Kenneth D. Rogers >

June 22nd, 2000

Professor emeritus Kenneth D. Rogers, known for a career devoted to community health, died June 6, 2000, following major surgery. He was 79. Rogers earned his bachelor's degree from Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1942, and upon graduation enlisted in the Navy and enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, earning a medical degree in […]

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Chancellor will consider group to study same-sex benefits >

June 22nd, 2000

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg says he will consider a recent Faculty Assembly proposal urging creation of a joint committee to study how Pitt might extend health benefits to its employees' same-sex partners. But according to Nordenberg, two major impediments stand in the way of the open discussion that Assembly members seek on the issue: * Opposition […]

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ACLU challenges PA law in benefits case >

June 22nd, 2000

ACLU challenges PA law in benefits case In an attempt to chop the legal legs out from under the University in a controversial same-sex benefits lawsuit, American Civil Liberties Union lawyers have challenged the constitutionality of a Pennsylvania statute designed to end the lawsuit. The statute, passed by the state's General Assembly in November, was […]

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Freshman credentials continue to improve >

June 22nd, 2000

Freshman credentials continue to improve This fall, for the fifth consecutive year, Pitt's freshman class will have stronger academic credentials than the one that preceded it. Among the approximately 3,000 freshmen entering the University, 34 percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class and 62 percent are in the top […]

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Staff Association Council elects officers >

June 22nd, 2000

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced the results of officer elections at its June 14 meeting. Richard R. Colwell, School of Engineering, was re-elected president; Barbara J. Mowery, College of Arts and Sciences, was elected vice president for steering; Tammeka A. Beattie, Graduate School of Public Health, is the new treasurer, and Maureen A. Jenkins, […]

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