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Volume 29 Issue 20

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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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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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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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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Name=Pitt's report to IRS shows, again: Health Sciences has highest paid >

June 12th, 1997

Pitt's highest paid administrators and professors during the 1995-96 fiscal year were — once again — from the Health Sciences, according to an Internal Revenue Service form that the University filed last month. The IRS requires tax-exempt, private corporations like Pitt to file a Form 990 annually. In some years, Pitt's form has revealed previously […]

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Pitt to invest in technology transfer projects based on faculty research >

June 12th, 1997

Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the board's investment committee has approved the borrowing by the University of up to $5 million to help support technology transfer projects based on the research of Pitt faculty. According to the loan resolution, passed June 9, projects for which the money will be used are designed to […]

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Symposium celebrates national designation of Parkinson's center >

June 12th, 1997

In 1817, British physician James Parkinson published a paper describing what he called "the shaking palsy" and what later became known as Parkinson's disease — a slow-developing but irreversible degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. In the early 1960s, researchers finally identified the fundamental defect behind the […]

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Alzheimer's & Parkinson's: A link? >

June 12th, 1997

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disor- der that progressively robs people of control over their movements. In the majority of cases, it doesn't affect thinking or memory. Alzheimer's disease is likewise a progressive neurological disorder. But normally it takes away its victims' memories and thinking powers without impairing their motor skills. And yet… "It turns […]

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Bradford campus names VP for Business >

June 12th, 1997

Linda Hendy, executive director of auxiliary operations at Utah State University, has been named vice president of Business Affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). She will assume her post July 10. At UPB, Hendy will be responsible for managing the bookstore, food services, housing, student center financial operations, the University Inn, and UPB's licensing and […]

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