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Volume 29 Issue 20

Hart re-elected SAC president >

June 12th, 1997

In a surprise move, Staff Association Council (SAC) at its meeting yesterday, June 11, re-elected Brian Hart to a third term as its president. Hart was selected over Rich Colwell, SAC's vice president for steering, in a secret ballot. It was the first such ballot for SAC in about five years, according to several members. […]

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UPG administrator helps to revive the story of his war-torn Italian hometown >

June 12th, 1997

The first house to go was that of the miller, Vincenzo Martinelli. As the villagers watched from the opposite side of the Aventino River, the house shook for the briefest of instants, and then disappeared in a deafening roar of dust and smoke. Vincenzo, a prisoner of war in some distant land, did not witness […]

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Group hopes to finalize faculty early retirement proposal June 13 >

June 12th, 1997

The ad hoc committee that has been working since January on a new early retirement plan for tenured faculty hopes to finalize its proposal at a meeting tomorrow, June 13. If that happens, committee members said, they will forward the plan to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg ASAP. Nordenberg told Senate Council on Monday that he will […]

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Center focuses on global change's health effects >

June 12th, 1997

Researchers estimate that the Earth's mean temperature will rise anywhere from 1.8 to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 50-100 years. Although those figures may not seem like very much, such a change is enough to upset ecosystems balances and potentially affect the health of humans, according to H. Gregg Claycamp, associate professor of environmental […]

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Health Sciences senior VC will also serve as medical school dean >

June 12th, 1997

Pitt's next senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences will also be dean of the School of Medicine. Chancellor Mark Norden-berg announced his decision to combine the jobs in his June 6 Campus Update letter to the University community. "This organizational model is one that has been effectively employed at other institutions and should add […]

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UPB faculty get grant for science/religion course >

June 12th, 1997

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant for the development of a new course on science and religion to three faculty members at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). Andrew Dzirkalis, political science; Richard Melka, mathematics, and Hashim Yousif, physics, will use the grant to develop a course titled "Science and Religion in Western Culture." […]

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Police reach agreement with Pitt on first contract in three years >

June 12th, 1997

The union representing Pittsburgh campus police has reached a contract settlement with the University that calls for retroactive raises plus pay increases in each of the next three years. The 54 members of the University of Pittsburgh Police Association (UPPA) — including police officers, guards and dispatchers — have been working under contract extensions since […]

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Katz center names business award winners >

June 12th, 1997

The Family Enterprise Center at the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Family Firm Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, have announced the winners of their 1997 Family Business of the Year Awards. Awards are given to firms that have developed successful programs that allow employees to combine business and family. Nine winners are chosen in three […]

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Black alumni group plans scholarship benefit weekend >

June 12th, 1997

Jazz greats Dianne Reeves and Norman Connors, and nationally syndicated television talk show host Bev Smith will be among the featured attractions at a Pitt African American reunion weekend, June 27 – 29. The weekend is sponsored by Pitt's African American Alumni Council in association with Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the Coca Cola Celebrity […]

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