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Volume 30 Issue 3

Questions about Pitt, UPMC Health System remain an issue in senior vice chancellor search >

September 25th, 1997

About 160 applications and nominations — representing "a goodly number of excellent candidates" — have poured in to the committee seeking candidates for the newly combined job of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, according to search committee chairperson H.J. Zoffer. So far, a quarter of the 160 […]

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Massey receives Germany's highest civilian honor >

September 25th, 1997

Gerald J. Massey, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and former director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, has been awarded the highest civilian honor conferred by Germany. Massey received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdientskreuz erster Klasse) for […]

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BPC wants higher salary hikes than Pitt budget request to state specifies >

September 25th, 1997

According to a University Senate committee, Pitt faculty who perform satisfactorily during the current fiscal year should get a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise next year. Also, the administration should give "a very high priority" next year to allocating adequate funds for merit, equity and market increases, the Senate's budget policies committee (BPC) stated in its […]

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HOMECOMING '97 >

September 25th, 1997

Homecoming got off to a glorious start this year with the Panthers' 21-17 upset of 22nd-ranked Miami on Sept. 18. And the fireworks didn't end there. Neither did the laser show, dancing, free arcade games and other festivities, including a Sept. 20 Murder Mystery Night in the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room. Guest stiff for […]

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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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