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Volume 30 Issue 8

Telecommunications internship to honor Montgomery >

December 4th, 1997

FORE Systems, Inc. has funded an internship in the School of Information Sciences' telecommunications program to honor the late K. Leon Montgomery, one of the program's founders and a Pitt faculty member for more than 20 years. FORE also has equipped the school's telecom research lab with an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch and corresponding […]

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Hillman hours extended >

December 4th, 1997

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term final exam period, and will remain open continuously from 9 a.m. Dec. 6 to 2 a.m. Dec. 10. The hours for the remainder of finals week will be: Dec. 11, 7:50 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Dec. 12, 7:50 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Dec. 13, […]

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Senate committee questions practice plan transfer to UPMC >

December 4th, 1997

Under orders from the federal Office of the Inspector General, UPMC Health System — like other academic medical centers around the country — is doing a self-audit for possible improper billing by resident physicians. Should the self-audit (or a possible followup investigation by the Inspector General's office itself) produce evidence of fraud by the Pitt […]

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Double-digit increases predicted for next health insurance contract >

December 4th, 1997

Pitt can expect double- digit hikes in its health insurance rates next summer, according to the co-chairperson of the University Senate benefits and welfare committee. "You may expect a big jump" in rates, James Holland told Faculty Assembly Dec. 2. "You definitely don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows […]

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Pitt hopes to name new police chief this month >

December 4th, 1997

Pitt could be getting a new police chief for the holidays. Assistant Chancellor Jerome Cochran told the University Times that he has narrowed the list of candidates for the position to two finalists and that he expects "to make an offer to a candidate some time in mid-December." Associate Vice Chancellor for Business John DeVitto […]

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Senate continues to play key role in Pitt governance, MacLeod says >

December 4th, 1997

"The University Senate is in danger of being reduced to the status of a suggestion box," economics department interim chairperson Herbert Chesler railed at a recent meeting. Chesler was protesting what he called the administration's failure to consult with the Senate before finalizing Pitt's new early retirement plan for tenured faculty. Unintentionally, Chesler also supplied […]

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Brinton memorial service scheduled >

December 4th, 1997

A memorial service for Charles C. Brinton Jr., a long-time Pitt microbiology professor who devoted his career to protecting people from bacterial diseases, is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Heinz Memorial Chapel. Brinton, 71, died Oct. 21 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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