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Volume 29 Issue 9

Sexual harassment suit against University and professor is settled >

January 9th, 1997

A former Pitt employee and graduate student has settled a sexual harassment suit against the University and professor Tony Petrosky, who holds joint appointments in the School of Education's Department of Instruction and Learning, and the English department. Lori R. Stilley, formerly of Dillsburg, York County, and now a resident of West Virginia, sued the […]

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UPB responsible for 2 percent of McKean County's business >

January 9th, 1997

Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) is responsible for nearly 2 percent of the total business volume of McKean County, according to an economic impact study conducted by a research team headed by UPB assistant professor of economics Shaliendra Gajanan. From July 1, 1994, through June 30, 1995, according to the study, UPB, its employees, students and […]

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Public relations, publications to be rejoined under new administrator >

January 9th, 1997

In an effort to improve Pitt public relations and marketing, the administration will merge the University's Office of Communications and Department of University Relations and hire a new administrator to oversee those operations. Pitt has retained a New York City-based executive search firm, Heyman Associates, Inc., to recruit candidates for the new position, to be […]

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Rx for a balanced life: Give equally to needs of work, family–and self >

January 9th, 1997

The kids want to go to the mall. Your mother needs somebody to pick up her prescription. That report you've been working on for a week is due in three days and one person you need to talk to still hasn't returned your phone call. And there is not a single piece of clean clothing […]

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Language departments not being merged, but cooperative ventures under discussion to save money >

January 9th, 1997

To help cope with tight budgets and possible cuts in faculty, the chairpersons of Pitt's foreign languages departments are working on a plan to combine some of their units' activities. "Basically, the FAS [Faculty of Arts and Sciences] dean's office has asked us to come up with creative ways of improving our efficiency, especially administratively," […]

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Skin cancer screenings offered >

January 9th, 1997

The dermatology department will provide free skin cancer screenings on Jan. 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Falk Clinic. No appointment is necessary. Although exposure to the sun is the main cause of skin cancer, it is not the only cause, according to Arthur Rhodes, director of UPMC's pigment lesion […]

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Student Affairs, CIS shifted to Provost area >

January 9th, 1997

In a move that Pitt senior administrators say will boost the University's educational mission, two key offices — Student Affairs and Computing and Information Services (CIS) — began reporting this week to Provost James Maher. Student Affairs formerly reported to the Chancellor's office. CIS used to report to the Office of Business. In a Jan. […]

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New scanners on PAT buses in U-Zone programmed to identify valid PittCards >

January 9th, 1997

Starting this month, the Office of Parking and Transportation plans to begin testing scanners programmed to accept the new PittCard identification card on Port Authority Transit (PAT) buses operating in the U-Zone. The change is expected to speed service and allow PAT drivers to immediately deny a ride to persons who do not possess a […]

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