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Volume 28 Issue 8

Mid-year salary hikes approved for lower paid staff and faculty >

December 7th, 1995

Eligible Pitt employees earning $35,000 or less should find their paychecks a little fatter in January. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has approved pay raises ranging from $540 to $348 for eligible employees. The raises are retroactive to July 1. In a Dec. 5 memorandum, Nordenberg said that salary increases will be given in January to […]

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Therapeutic abortions are covered in all Pitt health plans, Senate committee told >

December 7th, 1995

Therapeutic abortions are covered under all four of the Blue Cross plans offered to Pitt employees, according to the University's Office of Human Resources. Some faculty members recently questioned whether abortion was covered by all of the plans because it is mentioned only in the current contract between Pitt and Blue Cross's Comprehensive Deductible plan. […]

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Tuchi: FY95 result was shortfall of $342,000 >

December 7th, 1995

Pitt finished the 1994- 95 fiscal year with a $342,000 deficit in its unrestricted education and general (E&G) budget — not a multi-million dollar surplus, as reported in a Nov. 22 University Times story. The story, "Hiring, spending freezes produce $5.2 million FY 95 budget surplus," was based on information provided to the Times by […]

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Pitt professor honored for his contributions to meteorite studies >

December 7th, 1995

When Argentine geologist Juan Nagera first visited Campo del Cielo, "Field of the Sky," in northern Argentina in 1926, he concluded that the four shallow pits he explored in the region had been dug by ancient Indians. He also believed that the fragments of meteorites he uncovered in the pits had been placed there by […]

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Buildings in Pitt Tavern block face demolition soon >

December 7th, 1995

The former Pitt Tavern on Fifth Avenue could be torn down within a month, if the University can reach an agreement with a demolition contractor. Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Tom Hussey told the University Senate's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) on Dec. 4 that the tavern site needs to be cleared because […]

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Immunologist awarded Dickson Prize >

December 7th, 1995

Philippa Marrack has been awarded the University of Pittsburgh 1995-96 Dickson Prize in Medicine for her seminal contributions to immunology. She is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, and a professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Marrack has studied T […]

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Last issue >

December 7th, 1995

This is the last issue of the University Times for the fall term. Publication will resume on Thursday, Jan. 4. Due to the winter recess, the deadline for that issue is Thursday, Dec. 21.

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The coming of the GAMELAN >

December 7th, 1995

The scene in 309 Bellefield Hall looked like an ethno- musicologist's dream of Christmas morning, as Pitt assistant professor Rene Lysloff, his wife Deborah Wong of the University of Pennsylvania, and several Pitt music department graduate students excitedly unwrapped 84 packages containing a Javanese gamelan — an ensemble of tuned gongs, drums and xylophone-like keyed […]

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OPINION / Gordon K. MacLeod >

December 7th, 1995

Almost all academic administrators of universities that own or control teaching hospitals are re-examining their relationship to them. In fact, several universities are seeking to spin off their teaching hospitals or merge with other medical centers. These universities include Columbia, George Washington, Tulane and Iowa. Why not Pitt? Two years ago, Jonathan Cole, provost of […]

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Pitt wins first-ever national merit award for beauty of landscaping >

December 7th, 1995

Comparing the grounds of land grant schools such as Penn State or Ohio State to an urban university like Pitt is like comparing apples and oranges. On the one hand are institutions with an abundance of green space and even agricultural schools; on the other are universities hemmed in by concrete, stone and asphalt. And […]

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