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Volume 30 Issue 7

Local 29 votes down contract >

November 20th, 1997

Pitt custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 29 voted 203-108 last week to reject a contract that University and union negotiators had tentatively agreed on in October. "At this point, we're going to get input from our members on what they didn't like about the proposed contract […]

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Pitt video to air on History Channel Dec. 1 >

November 20th, 1997

The History Channel will air the Pitt video "Homelands Remembered, The Story of the Nationality Rooms" on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Narrated by E. Maxine Bruhns, director of the Nationality Rooms Program, the 30-minute documentary traces the history of the rooms program from its conception by Chancellor John Bowman in the 1920s to today.

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Public forums set for FAS dean candidates >

November 20th, 1997

The University community can meet the semifinalists for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship at a series of public forums, beginning Nov. 21. Six semifinalists remained in the running for the top position in Pitt's largest school yesterday, Nov. 19. But one of the semifinalists — Wendy Wilkins, Arizona State University associate dean […]

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UPMC wins employment award >

November 20th, 1997

UPMC Health System has been awarded the 1997 Supported Employer Award from Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO), a non-profit agency that helps secure jobs for severely disabled persons. Currently, six CEO clients are employed by the UPMC Health System. Two are in the dietary department of UPMC St. Margaret, one at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, […]

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Pitt wants some students to delay tuition payments >

November 20th, 1997

It may be a first in the history of tuition billing at Pitt: The Student Accounts office is encouraging some students to delay paying their spring tuition bills until after the official deadline, so those students can take advantage of a new federal tax break. Student Accounts estimates that nearly 11,000 undergraduates at Pitt's five […]

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Lung cancer research funding available >

November 20th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has established the Lung Cancer Center Basic Science Program to encourage the development of pilot projects in lung cancer research. The program offers funding, cell and tissue resources, and access to a working group that will provide guidance and collaboration in the development of projects. Support for pilot projects […]

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Pitt cautiously optimistic despite decline in federal research funds >

November 20th, 1997

It's not all gloom and doom in Pitt's hunt for sponsored research funding — even though a growing number of researchers nationally are competing for a shrinking pool of federal research dollars, Vice Provost for Research George E. Klinzing told a University Senate committee recently. "Like most other research universities, we have seen a slight […]

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Carl G. Hempel >

November 20th, 1997

Carl G. Hempel, 92, University Professor of Philosophy at Pitt from 1976 until his retirement in 1985, died Nov. 9, 1997, at a nursing facility near his home in Princeton Township, New Jersey. A philosopher of science who refined and defended the approach known as logical positivism or logical empiricism, Hempel was the last survivor […]

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Correction >

November 20th, 1997

The location of the George Bush Presidential Library was incorrectly reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the University Times. The library is located at Texas A&M University.

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Early retirement language finalized; contracts mailed to eligible faculty >

November 20th, 1997

Pitt mailed packages of materials detailing its new early retirement plan for tenured faculty to 375 eligible professors this week. The administration had planned to send out the documents earlier this month, but delayed the mailing until administrators and University Senate leaders could agree on wording of the legal contract that professors must sign to […]

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