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Volume 27 Issue 16

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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City Planning to hold 3rd hearing on University's master space plan >

April 13th, 1995

Pittsburgh City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the University's master space plan on April 18 at 3 p.m. in the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St., Downtown. At the hearing, which will be the third conducted by the Planning Commission on Pitt's master space plan, the city planning staff's recommendations […]

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O'Connor resigns >

April 13th, 1995

Before attending his first Pitt Board of Trustees meeting in summer 1991, then-Chancellor-Elect J. Dennis O'Connor telephoned an administrator here to check on logistics for the visit. "By the way," O'Connor asked, "where do I park my white horse?" In his self-deprecating way, O'Connor was acknowledging the sky-high hopes that many people at Pitt had […]

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CHMR now independent corp. >

April 13th, 1995

The Center for Hazardous Materials Research (CHMR) is now a nonprofit corporation independent of the University of Pittsburgh Trust. Founded in 1986 as a trust subsidiary, CHMR employs 50 researchers conducting environmental technical and business projects for industry, government and academia both in the United States and abroad. The transition to an independent organization will […]

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