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Volume 30 Issue 2

Executive director for Public Affairs is hired >

September 11th, 1997

Pitt engineering alum nus Mitchell Kozikowski, head of the public relations consulting firm Kozikowski & Co. and an affiliate of the public relations firm The Softness Group, both based in New York City, has been named Pitt's executive director of Public Affairs. Kozikowski's appointment brings to an end a nearly year-long search by the University […]

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Anti-harassment policy statement >

September 11th, 1997

No University employee, University student, or individual on University property may intentionally harass or abuse a person (physically or verbally) with the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with such person's work or academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment. Consistent with the University Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, this […]

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Richard Cottam >

September 11th, 1997

On Jan. 23, 1980, White House Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan boarded a military jet in Washington and flew to Pittsburgh. He came to the city, he explains in his book "Crisis: The Last Year of the Carter Presidency," hoping to gain new perspective on the Iranian Revolution, and with it to possibly find a […]

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Pitt, Local 29 continue talks today >

September 11th, 1997

Representatives of the University and the union that represents some 540 Pitt custodians, groundskeepers and food service workers are scheduled to return to the bargaining table today, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. The employees, members of Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union, have been working on a series of contract extensions since their […]

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George J. Wischner >

September 11th, 1997

George J. Wischner, professor of psychology at Pitt from 1955 to 1972, died Aug. 21, 1997, at his home in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. He was 83. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1938; his M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1941, and his Ph.D. from […]

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Has surfing the 'Net become a preoccupation? If so, a Bradford professor has a word for you: ADDICTED >

September 11th, 1997

Three years ago, Kimberly Young, assistant professor of psychology at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB), first noticed how difficult it can be to access the Internet. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center at the time and never seemed to be able to use that school's computer labs because they were […]

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James W. Smudski >

September 11th, 1997

James W. Smudski, emeritus professor and dean of Pitt's School of Dental Medicine, died July 25, 1997. Smudski, 71, had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. A Greensburg native, Smudski served in the U.S. Navy before graduating from Pitt's dental school in 1952. He practiced in Greensburg and was a volunteer instructor at the University until 1959, […]

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How much is too much when it comes to the Internet? >

September 11th, 1997

Following are 10 signs that constitute pathological Internet use or addiction, according to UPB's Kimberly Young. Individuals who meet four or more of the criteria over a 12-month period could be classified as dependent. * Do you feel preoccupied by the Internet and do such things as think about it while off-line? * Do you […]

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Chair of FAS dean search pleased with number, quality of candidates >

September 11th, 1997

Sept. 26 is the official deadline to apply for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship. And already, the chairperson of the FAS dean search committee says he feels "very satisfied" with the applications and nominations that have come in so far– although he emphasized that the committee is eager for more of both. […]

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Childhood fascination with trains leads Pitt staffer to collection of 500,000 railroad photographs, slides and negatives — with no end in sight. >

September 11th, 1997

Some people are attracted to trains because of the adventure they symbolize. Other train-lovers are fascinated by the raw power evident in a churning, smoke-belching locomotive. Still others like trains because they are part of their family heritage: their father or grandfather may have spent his life laying track or shoveling coal for some now- […]

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