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Volume 27 Issue 16

THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

April 13th, 1995

This spring of 1995 marks the beginning of a time of change and transition for this University and for all of you who live and work here. It is also a time to reaffirm the nature of this good place, to pull together as a community, and to express an abiding sense of confidence and […]

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Former chancellor confident Pitt will survive O'Connor resignation >

April 13th, 1995

Like J. Dennis O'Connor, Wesley Posvar was widely viewed as a vigorous young academician and a breath of administrative fresh air when he became Pitt chancellor. Posvar was 42 at the time of his hiring in 1967. O'Connor was 49 when he succeeded Posvar in 1991. Each man arrived at a time of institutional turmoil […]

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O'Connor resignation causes Senate's Tobias to rescind his >

April 13th, 1995

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's resignation has inspired English professor Richard Tobias to withdraw his own resignation from University Senate activities. Tobias, one of the Senate's most respected and longest-serving members, had resigned from Senate business March 31. He cited his frustration at recent Pitt administration decisions to drop HealthAmerica and take no action on an […]

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Bradford leaders honored >

April 13th, 1995

Five leaders in the history of Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) were honored April 6 during a reception hosted by campus President Richard McDowell. As part of the festivities commemorating UPB's past, portraits of the late Donald Swarts, the late J. Bertram Fisher, Robert Bromeley and William Higie also were permanently placed in the president's conference […]

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Legislators consider tying state appropriation to faculty workload >

April 13th, 1995

HARRISBURG — Should the University's state funding be tied to the number of hours Pitt faculty spend in the classroom? Members of the state House of Representatives appropriations committee said last week that they are considering such a plan as a possible replacement for, or supplement to, Pennsylvania's Tuition Challenge Grants Program. The latter program […]

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Grant to fund graduate program in women's health >

April 13th, 1995

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has given Pitt a $100,000 grant to establish a master's and a doctoral level degree program in women's health. The Epidemiology of Women's Health Training Program will be administered through the Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in collaboration with faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital. According to […]

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Despite Parkinson's cases, Allen Hall is safe, committee determines >

April 13th, 1995

Allen Hall is safe, according to the Parkinson's Disease Cluster Committee. The four cases of Parkinson's disease reported between 1974 and 1991 in physics department faculty members who worked in the building may have been simply the result of chance. Those are the conclusions reached by the cluster committee, which has been investigating for almost […]

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Medical insurance open enrollment begins >

April 13th, 1995

Medical insurance open enrollment will begin on Monday, April 17, and continue through May 15. Any Pitt employee who wishes to change his or her current medical insurance plan may do so during the open enrollment period. HealthAmerica participants also are reminded that they must change their medical insurance option to a Blue Cross plan. […]

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