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Volume 28 Issue 16

Senate Council debates impact of confusion over relationship between University and UPMC >

April 11th, 1996

Pitt does not run the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals. They are owned and operated by the UPMC System, Inc., which is a separate corporation. But many people outside the University, as well as inside, apparently don’t know that. During the April 8 Senate Council meeting, faculty and administrators debated whether debated whether […]

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University Senate announces first community service award winners >

April 11th, 1996

Winners of the University Senate's first Community Service Recognition Awards include a children's health advocate, a community organization leader, a mental health nurse who helps abused women and grieving widows and widowers, and a church volunteer who is active in projects ranging from delivering hot meals to the elderly to organizing a gang-peace summit. The […]

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Faculty member who filed complaint about health care benefits is leaving Pitt >

April 11th, 1996

A faculty member in the School of Law who filed a discrimination complaint against Pitt for refusing to extend health care benefits to her same-sex partner will leave the University at the end of the academic term. Deborah Henson said her departure on April 27 will have no effect on the complaint she filed in […]

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2nd annual Young Women in Science Day set for April 12 in medical school >

April 11th, 1996

In an increasingly technological society, a basic understanding of science and mathematics is essential to maintain a competent work force and to exercise the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. With nearly two-thirds of new entrants in the work force between now and the year 2000 expected to be women, the current low level of […]

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Johnstown's Student Affairs vp to retire >

April 11th, 1996

Lowell Shaffer, vice president for Student Affairs at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), will retire on Aug. 31. Shaffer came to UPJ in 1968 as a history instructor and director of Admissions and Financial Aid. In 1970, Shaffer was named dean of Student Affairs, a position he held until he was named vice president of Student […]

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"Street Memorials" exhibit sparked by professor's research >

April 11th, 1996

"Street Memorials," a collection of original paintings, lyrics and poetry by young people from Homewood, Larimer, East Hills, Manchester and Garfield, will be exhibited at 1701 Cathedral of Learning, beginning next week. The collection reproduces graffiti art commemorating victims of recent gang-related killings in Pittsburgh. One of those victims was Peabody football star Dorion Reid, […]

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25 years of the American Experience >

April 11th, 1996

As director of Pitt's American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, Robert G. Hazo has seen some of the best minds of his generation at close range. Since the series begin in 1971, Hazo has orchestrated lectures and seminars, refereed question-and-answer sessions, haggled over speakers' fees, and pleaded for funds from the University and local foundations. He […]

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Kristol, Galbreath to deliver lectures this year >

April 11th, 1996

Since 1970, Pitt's American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series has been luring pundits and politicians, editors and economists, media figures and military brass to the Pittsburgh campus. The series will mark its 25th anniversary with an April 16 lecture by William Kristol, Republican Party strategist, editor and publisher of the newly launched conservative journal, The Standard. […]

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