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Volume 30 Issue 16

Discounts available for commencement >

April 16th, 1998

Airfare and lodging discounts have been negotiated for the days before and after commencement, which will be held April 26. A 5-10 percent discount can be applied to any USAirways roundtrip airfare into Pittsburgh April 23-29. Call USAirways at (800) 334-8644 and mention "Gold File 71670413." Rooms are available April 24-26 at the Pittsburgh Marriott […]

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Managed care slows employment boom in health care industry, Pitt study shows >

April 16th, 1998

More than one of every 10 working people in the Pittsburgh region is employed in health care. But the advent of managed care and certain advances in medical practice have changed the health care industry and slowed the employment boom that characterized it in the 1980s, according to a report issued by the Health Policy […]

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Departments don't know budget repercussions of retirement plan >

April 16th, 1998

The numbers are final now. Deans and regional campus presidents know how many professors they will lose to Pitt's early retirement incentive plan for faculty. Now the question is, as education school Dean Ken Metz put it: "How much will the Provost's office return to the schools in resources to cover classes and student advisement […]

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Staff members join effort to clean up Oakland by 'adopting' a block >

April 16th, 1998

Staff Association Council (SAC) members will "adopt" South Bouquet Street as part of a city project to rid neighborhoods of trash. Members voted to participate in the project at SAC's April 8 meeting. Steve Zupcic, of Governmental Relations, will act as coordinator between SAC and the city's Adopt a Block project. The minimum requirement to […]

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Medical profs to elect committee to represent faculty's interests >

April 16th, 1998

Next week, School of Medicine professors will elect a new, seven-member committee that's intended to represent faculty interests as University and UPMC Health System officials work out details of a unified Pitt physicians practice plan. The new committee's mission was spelled out in a motion approved at a March 24 medical faculty meeting, and endorsed […]

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Four Pitt undergraduates win Goldwater scholarships >

April 16th, 1998

Four Pitt undergraduates have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 1998. Recipients are Louis E. DeFrate, a junior mechanical engineering major; Kelly A. Foster, a junior Chancellor's Scholar majoring in biological sciences; Jonathan E. Holland, a sophomore mathematics major; and Major K. Lee IV, a junior Faison Scholar majoring in biological sciences. The Goldwater Scholarship […]

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Percentage of faculty here in tenure stream declines considerably >

April 16th, 1998

While the percentage of Pitt faculty with tenure has declined only slightly, the percentage in the pipeline for tenure is down substantially, a Faculty Assembly committee reports. In 1974, 42 percent of full-time faculty here had tenure, compared with 40 percent in 1996. But the percentage of full-time faculty in the tenure stream dropped from […]

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Text of motion approved by medical faculty >

April 16th, 1998

At a March 24 meeting, Pitt medical faculty approved the following motion: "That the most recent versions of all pertinent documents related to the proposed unified plan, including but not limited to bylaws, faculty employment contracts, planning book reports, and any other items that bear on the School of Medicine's academic mission, be provided forthwith […]

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Herring named interim law dean >

April 16th, 1998

David J. Herring will become interim dean of the School of Law on July 1. Herring, 39, is the school's associate dean for Academic Affairs, director of legal clinics, and professor of law. He said Provost James Maher has asked him to serve as interim dean for one year. Pitt's administration has not yet scheduled […]

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Hillman extends hours during finals >

April 16th, 1998

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the spring term reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m., Saturday, April 18 until 7 p.m., Friday, April 24. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours […]

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