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Volume 30 Issue 3

Law-CAS program allows students to skip senior year for law school >

September 25th, 1997

Hoping to tap into a new vein of students, Pitt's School of Law has entered into an agreement with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) that allows qualified CAS students to skip their senior year and enter law school. Known as the "3/3 Program," the plan cuts the time it takes to obtain an […]

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Assistance program reports on staff, faculty use >

September 25th, 1997

Three years ago, Pitt began offering its faculty and staff free, short-term, on-campus counseling for personal problems — ranging from depression to family crises to job-related stress — through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). Since then, FSAP has provided individual and family counseling to 1,017 employees (about 900 of them staff), program director […]

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Nondiscrimination policy statement >

September 25th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability or […]

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Chancellor regrets UPBC wasn't informed about new scoreboard >

September 25th, 1997

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg offered a qualified apology last week for failing to consult with — or even inform — the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) before the University bought the new video replay board at Pitt Stadium. University Senate leaders and faculty who serve on UPBC haven't questioned the business advantages of the $1,055,000 […]

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Bio sciences professor wins Packard fellowship >

September 25th, 1997

Jeff Lawrence, assistant professor in biological sciences, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Given by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (David is co-founder of computer giant Hewlett-Packard) the fellowship provides $100,000 per year for five years. The fellowship is given to young researchers who have shown unusual creativity. Lawrence is […]

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Greensburg campus schedules fall festival >

September 25th, 1997

Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) and the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will sponsor a fall festival Oct. 4 and 5. The festival will start on Oct. 4 with a sit-down dinner and performance of the melodrama "The Drunkard" at 7 p.m. in the Chambers Hall Dining Room. The cost is $12. Oct. 5 events include a classic […]

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