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Volume 30 Issue 2

Public Statement Incidental to Termination of Litigation in RE:

Fisher vs. University of Pittsburgh, et al. >

September 11th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Bernard Fisher announce the withdrawal of the lawsuit initiated by Dr. Fisher following his removal as Principal Investigator and Chairman of the National Cancer Institute's National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) in the Spring of 1994. The University of Pittsburgh wishes to take this opportunity to apologize […]

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Faculty Assembly gets update on 'compatibility' of Pitt, UPMCS >

September 11th, 1997

Two professors accused the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) of dictating policy and interfering in the academic affairs of their schools, during a Sept. 9 Faculty Assembly discussion of the Pitt-UPMCS relationship. Dental medicine professor Robert Mundell said his school's teaching programs have suffered from the loss of faculty who resigned rather than […]

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Defendants named by Fisher in lawsuit >

September 11th, 1997

On Aug. 27, Bernard Fisher withdrew the federal lawsuit he had filed three years ago against Pitt and 13 other defendants following his removal as chairperson and principal investigator of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). In exchange for dropping the lawsuit, Fisher received an official apology from the University and $2.75 […]

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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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