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Volume 28 Issue 8

Amy Anne Guckes >

December 7th, 1995

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, in Heinz Memorial Chapel for Amy Guckes, manager of corporate matching gifts in the development office of Institutional Advancement. Guckes, who was 26, died Nov. 22, 1995, after a three-year battle with leukemia. Guckes began working at the University in 1986 as […]

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Chancellor, dean searches progress >

December 7th, 1995

During the spring 1996 semester, candidates for Pitt administrative jobs should be popping up on campus like daisies. Search committees for a permanent chancellor and at least three deanships plan to bring in candidates for interviews — and then recommend finalists — during the next two-to-six months. The following is an update on current searches. […]

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Needleman gets Heinz Award >

December 7th, 1995

Psychiatry professor Herbert Needleman last week became the first Pittsburgh resident to win a $250,000 Heinz Award. He received the 1995 Heinz Award in Environment for his research showing that even low-level exposure to lead can affect children's IQ and behavior, and for his efforts to eliminate lead products from the environment. Needleman's research and […]

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Japanese Information Center opens >

December 7th, 1995

The Japan Information Center is ready for business. Located in 206 Hillman Library, the center is a collaboration between Pitt and the Japan Center for Intercultural Communications (JCIC) in Tokyo. The center is designed to be an information gateway between the U.S. and Japan. It is staffed by a full-time Japan information specialist with direct […]

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Proposed policy would forbid consensual sexual relationships between faculty & their students >

December 7th, 1995

Pitt officially forbids faculty from harassing students, sexually or otherwise. But unlike many other universities, Pitt has no policy regarding sexual relationships between consenting students and faculty. According to a task force appointed this fall by Provost James Maher, the University should adopt a policy to: * Forbid sexual relationships between faculty and students they […]

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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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