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Volume 32 Issue 13

University signs exclusive, 3-year contract with UPMC Health Plan >

March 2nd, 2000

Beginning July 1 and continuing for three years, UPMC Health Plan will be the sole provider of medical insurance for Pitt employees. University administrators announced the three-year contract last week. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said the deal offers high-quality health care and a broad range of coverage choices, while holding costs to manageable levels. The premiums […]

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Ridge proposes breakdown of state's share of tobacco settlement funds >

March 2nd, 2000

Over the next 25 years, Pennsylvania's share of the national settlement with tobacco makers is expected to total $11 billion. It's estimated that the money will be distributed in annual payments ranging from $397 million to $459 million, beginning this year and continuing through the year 2025. Gov. Ridge and the state General Assembly are […]

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Faculty Assembly wants input on rate-setting for health insurance >

March 2nd, 2000

Faculty Assembly wants a role in setting the payment structure for the University's new health care package, which was announced Feb. 22. (For details, see page 7.) A three-year contract, with UPMC Health System as the sole health care insurance provider, is scheduled to go into effect July 1. At its Feb. 29 meeting, Faculty […]

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Great Americans Day more than a holiday at Pitt's Johnstown campus >

March 2nd, 2000

While the University has moved observance of Great Americans Day to March, the traditional holiday also is marked at the Johnstown campus. UPJ hosted its third annual Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum Feb. 18 with a lecture on Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most influential American women of the 20th century. The forum is a […]

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Vision insurance costs down 4%; dental insurance rates up 1.4% >

March 2nd, 2000

The 3,500 staff and faculty members who buy vision insurance through Pitt will see their monthly premiums actually decrease next year by 4 percent overall. For those who buy dental insurance through the University (likewise, about 3,500 people), the overall rate will go up by 1.4 percent. The new rates will be in effect from […]

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SGB honors staff, faculty, administrators >

March 2nd, 2000

The Student Government Board (SGB) resurrected a Pitt tradition of the 1930s yesterday. The reinstituted program, called the Faculty Honor Roll, pays tribute to staff and administrators as well as faculty members. A ceremony recognizing the fall term 1999 honorees was held March 1 in the William Pitt union Ballroom. The nomination process was open […]

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Trustees approve 5-year goals for Pitt >

March 2nd, 2000

Pitt trustees on Feb. 24 unanimously ap- proved a broad statement of University goals for the next five years. They include: * Strengthening Pitt's position as one of America's most respected providers of high quality undergraduate education. * Enhancing existing strengths in graduate and professional education. * Increasing the scope, quality and visibility of Pitt […]

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Prostate cancer awareness program funded >

March 2nd, 2000

More than 180,000 men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, 10,000 in Pennsylvania alone. Nearly 37,000 men are projected to die from the disease, which is the most common non-skin form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. And prostate cancer occurrence and death rates are […]

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Report shows tenure on the decline here, as elsewhere >

March 2nd, 2000

A School of Education faculty member says the declining number of tenured faculty at Pitt could lead to a vastly different institutional culture if trends continue. Faculty Assembly member Mark Ginsburg, who chairs a University Senate ad hoc committee studying tenure trends, reported on the latest findings Feb. 29. Citing data compiled by the Pitt's […]

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Winner of Drue Heinz prize announced >

March 2nd, 2000

Ardia Bernardi has been named winner of the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature for her book of short stories, "In the Gathering Woods." The University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the manuscript in October. Bernardi's book contains a cast of charaters who come from the same Italian ancestors, but whose stories come at the reader […]

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