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Volume 30 Issue 13

Employees will see small hikes in vision, dental insurance plans >

March 5th, 1998

Beginning July 1, the nearly 3,100 faculty and staff members who buy vision insurance through Pitt will be asked to pay more per month for the benefit. But employees may need sharp eyes to see the difference. Monthly premium hikes in the plan will range from just 45 cents to $1.39. The monthly rate for […]

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Lectures on parenting issues set >

March 5th, 1998

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the University Child Development Center (UCDC) are sponsoring a lecture series in the William Pitt Union, noon-1 p.m. March 12: "Parents as Advocates for Children in Schools," Sherry Cleary, director, UCDC. March 19: "What Does a Healthy Family Look Like?" Cindy Rhodes, counselor, FSAP. March 26: "Balancing […]

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Pitt will improve efforts to recruit, retain, graduate black students, chancellor tells Board of Trustees >

March 5th, 1998

Echoing a recent report by Vice Provost Jack Daniel, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the Board of Trustees Feb. 19 that Pitt can no longer be satisfied merely with recruiting African American students — the University must work harder to see that more of those students earn good grades and degrees, and go on to successful […]

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U.S. News & World Report lists 9 Pitt grad programs in top 20 >

March 5th, 1998

Nine Pitt graduate programs rank in the top 20 in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs was ranked 20th in the nation, and its program in non-profit management was ranked sixth nationally. Two programs in the Katz Graduate School […]

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Board committees to advise on technology transfer, Pitt-UPMC academic affiliation agreement >

March 5th, 1998

The Board of Trustees will form two ad hoc committees to advise the trustees and the Pitt administration on technology transfer and an academic affiliation agreement between the University and UPMC Health System, trustees chairperson J. Wray Connolly announced at the Feb. 19 board meeting. Connolly also said he plans to convene a day-long trustees […]

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American Experience features journalist Sam Donaldson >

March 5th, 1998

Sam Donaldson thought he had seen every slick trick of media manipulation during his first stint as ABC-TV's chief White House correspondent, from 1979 to 1989. But then he returned to the White House beat this year — and confronted President Clinton's staff. "Oh, they're much slicker" than even Ronald Reagan and his people, Donaldson […]

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Pitt ranks second in state in overall R&D funding for science, engineering >

March 5th, 1998

Pitt is ranked second in Pennsylvania in terms of overall federal research and development funding for science and engineering, according to a new report to Congress by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The report, released this week, shows that Pitt received 23 percent of the federal dollars allocated to R&D at […]

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