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Volume 27 Issue 9

Long-term staff honored for service >

January 5th, 1995

Staff members with 20 years of service were honored last month at a reception in the William Pitt Union. Employees with 10 and five years of service also are recognized as part of the University's long-term staff awards program. Names of those celebrating 20, 10 and five years of service were provided by the Office […]

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How to prepare for winter sports — sports medicine doctor offers some tips >

January 5th, 1995

Skiing and snowboarding are two of the area's most popular winter sports. But both entail a high risk of injury, especially for people who are not in good shape, do not take time to learn about proper techniques and equipment, and ski or snowboard when they are too tired, says Pitt orthopaedic surgeon Christopher Harner. […]

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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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2 University Press books recognized >

January 5th, 1995

Two University of Pittsburgh Press titles have been selected for inclusion in Choice Magazine's annual Outstanding Academic Books list. Choice is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The complete list of winners will be featured in this month's edition. The Pitt books selected were: * "The Last Cacique: Leadership and Politics […]

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Severe weather policy approved by chancellor >

January 5th, 1995

A new severe weather policy for the University has been signed by Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor and went into effect on Jan. 3. Developed by the policy committee of the Department of Human Resources, the policy establishes guidelines concerning operations during severe weather or other emergencies for all Pitt campuses, employees and students. (See accompanying […]

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Cancer screening program offered >

January 5th, 1995

As part of its African-American Cancer Program, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute is offering free cancer screenings at the following locations: * Rainbow Clinic, 142 Eighth Ave., Homestead, 1-4 p.m., the third Monday of each month. * Alma Illery Medical Center, 7227 Hamilton Ave., Homewood, 1-4 p.m., the first and third Thursdays of each month. * […]

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Medical/family leave policy OKd for faculty >

January 5th, 1995

Pitt faculty members with serious illnesses or health conditions — including pregnancy — can now take up to 26 work weeks of paid sick leave during any 12-month period, upon being certified by a physician or practitioner. Under the University's new faculty medical and family leave policy, the faculty member must give 30 days notice […]

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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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Public Safety advisory group begins to meet >

January 5th, 1995

A newly formed committee of faculty, staff and students will advise the campus police and try to improve the University community's awareness of safety and security issues. "Hopefully, with this cross-section of people throughout the University we can identify areas of concern for public safety on this campus and work with the new director of […]

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