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Volume 30 Issue 6

Assembly wants legal opinion on early retirement plan contract >

November 6th, 1997

Concerned about the wording of the contract that professors would sign to participate in Pitt's new early retirement plan for tenured faculty, Faculty Assembly has told University Senate President Gordon MacLeod to: * Ask the administration for money to hire a lawyer to review the document on the Senate's behalf. * Tell Chancellor Mark Nordenberg […]

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Free blood sugar test available to staff, faculty as screening test for diabetes >

November 6th, 1997

As part of National Diabetes Month, UPMC Health System's Diabetes Prevention Program is offering free blood sugar tests to all Pitt faculty and staff during November. The simple and quick fingerstick blood tests can help determine if a person is at risk of developing diabetes, a disease that can damage the eyes, heart, kidneys and […]

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FY1997 giving to Pitt increases 31.4 percent >

November 6th, 1997

Total giving to Pitt during the fiscal year that ended June 30 was up by 31.4 percent over the previous year — from $41.6 million in FY 1995-96 to $54.7 million last year. Alumni giving increased by 49.2 percent, from $5.4 million to $8 million, while contributions from trustees soared by 98 percent, from $239,654 […]

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Drive collecting shoes for Nicaraguan children >

November 6th, 1997

The Pitt Volunteer Pool and Student Volunteer Outreach have joined a city-wide effort to aid the child of Nicaragua by providing them with shoes. According to Volunteer Pool coordinator Steve Zupcic, the drive is in response to an appeal by the Nicaraguan Minister of Education to improve education in his country. More than 100,000 Nicaraguan […]

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1 health plan should not restrict Pitt employees to UPMC system, Assembly told >

November 6th, 1997

As Pitt negotiates its next medical insurance contract, the administration should commit itself to offering at least one health plan that permits employees to choose physicians and institutions that do not belong to — and are not affiliated with — the UPMC Health System and its hospital network, Tri-State Health System, according to University Senate […]

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Film studies offers grad certificates >

November 6th, 1997

Pitt's film studies program is offering two new graduate certificates in film studies. One of the programs is at the master's level and the other at the doctoral level, according to Lucy Fisher, director of film studies. Both certificate programs are open to all Faculty of Arts and Sciences students in graduate programs. The master's […]

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Charles C. Brinton Jr. >

November 6th, 1997

Charles C. Brinton Jr., a microbiology professor who spent his academic career at Pitt and devoted his work to protecting people from bacterial diseases, died Oct. 21, 1997. Brinton, 71, died after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was among a group of scientists who, in […]

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GSPH chosen to join national Faith and Health Consortium >

November 6th, 1997

To better understand the role of spiritual- ity and faith in health care, the Carter Center of Atlanta, Ga. has chosen Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) to join with four other institutions in a national Faith and Health Consortium. With funding from the John Templeton Foundation, the Carter Center established the consortium this […]

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Number of faculty eligible for early retirement >

November 6th, 1997

AREA NUMBER ELIGIBLE Faculty of Arts & Sciences – 161 School of Education – 38 School of Engineering – 29 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – 26 Graduate School of Public Health – 11 Katz Graduate School of Business – 10 School of Dental Medicine – 10 Provost's Office/Chancellor's Office – 10 Graduate School of […]

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Housing sought for new students, visiting scholars >

November 6th, 1997

The Housing Resource Center is looking for members of the Pitt community who are willing to house new or visiting students and scholars on a short- or long-term basis. Under the program, the Housing Resource Center will share the names of participating faculty and staff with students and scholars relocating to Pittsburgh. The Housing Resource […]

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