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Volume 28 Issue 8

Draft policy on "Consensual Relationships Between Faculty Members and Students" >

December 7th, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh's education mission is promoted by professionalism in faculty-student relationships. Professionalism is fostered by an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Trust and respect are diminished when those in positions of authority abuse, or appear to abuse, their power. Those who abuse, or appear to abuse, their power in such a context […]

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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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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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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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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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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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