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Volume 29 Issue 17

Probable cause found in discrimination suit against Pitt >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission late last month found probable cause that Pitt discriminated against a former law school faculty member by refusing to extend health care benefits to her same-sex partner. Deborah Henson, who left Pitt in April 1996 to become a judicial clerk with the Louisiana Supreme Court, filed the discrimination suit against […]

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Drue Heinz prize winner writes from Portuguese-American view >

May 1st, 1997

After 30 sleepless hours spent doing rewrites on her second novel, Katherine Vaz was too dazed to appreciate what was being said when the call came informing her that she had won the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature Award. As the University Press's Ed Ochester congratulated her on the award for her short story collection, "Fado […]

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Cathedral Publishing: Filling a small press nitch on campus >

May 1st, 1997

Have a best-seller from the turn of the century or an Abbie Hoffman tome from the '60s that you would love to use in a class, but can't because it's out of print? Or maybe it's a collection of your own articles or those of colleagues that you would like to use in your teaching, […]

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Pitt recruiting subjects ages 70-79 for multi-center study of health >

May 1st, 1997

Pitt is recruiting 1,500 participants for an eight-year multi-center study of the impact of strength, weight and health on daily living activities of older people. The observational study Health and Body Changes (Health ABC) will be one of the largest National Institute of Aging (NIA) studies in 20 years. It also will be the first […]

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Influence of business practices pervasive in hospital development >

May 1st, 1997

X-ray machines appeared on the medical scene in 1895. By the turn of the century, they could be found in every hospital of consequence in the world. But they had a serious problem, one that had nothing to do with radiation. Nobody was using them. Rather than ordering X-rays as part of the treatment for […]

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Commencement '97 >

May 1st, 1997

By mid-June, after all the confetti and silly string have been swept away, Pitt will have conferred about 6,750 degrees and certificates this year to students at the University's five campuses. An estimated 2,000 students attended and received their undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at Pitt's 1997 commencement, April 27 at the Civic Arena. Allan […]

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