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Volume 27 Issue 9

Medical center has own severe weather policy >

January 5th, 1995

According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) severe weather policy, a severe weather condition is one that causes extreme difficulty in commuting to and from UPMC. The policy places responsibility on UPMC administrators who are on call to declare a severe weather condition. Severe weather conditions will be announced by AUDIX, the University's […]

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New book published on Heinz Memorial Chapel >

January 5th, 1995

"Heinz Memorial Chapel," the first book about the neo-gothic campus landmark in more than 30 years, has been published by the University. The 70-page, full-color book features more than 45 photographs by Herb Ferguson of the University Center for Instructional Resources. The brief text by Joan Gaul focuses on the chapel as a product of […]

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Health Sciences search committee expects to meet March deadline >

January 5th, 1995

As of Jan. 1, approximately 130 nominations and applications have been received for the position of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. Close to 70 members of that group have expressed serious interest in being considered for the position, according to search committee chairperson Mark Nordenberg. The total number of applications and nominations is "very, […]

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No decision yet on Pitt policy regarding access to pornography via Internet computer network >

January 5th, 1995

No decision has been made on a Univer- sity-wide policy governing access to pornographic materials on the worldwide computer network Internet. According to Norman Hummon, chairperson of the executive committee for academic computing, a draft policy on the issue has been developed by an ad hoc panel of students, faculty and staff, but it is […]

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Drug may aid gene therapy >

January 5th, 1995

Cisplatin, a commonly employed chemotherapy drug, greatly increases the expression of liposome-delivered genes in tumor cells of laboratory animals, according to a report by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) researchers in the Dec. 15 issue of the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." Liposomes are small spheres of fat molecules that may be […]

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HealthAmerica, Blue Cross make multiple proposals to University >

January 5th, 1995

The future of Pitt employee health insurance has grown increasingly complicated in the last two months. In November, Blue Cross proposed becoming Pitt's sole provider of employee health insurance — a deal that would require the University to drop HealthAmerica in exchange for an estimated $5 million in savings on Pitt's premiums next year. Then […]

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