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Volume 33 Issue 11

UPMC Health Plan rep defends organization against complaints >

February 8th, 2001

Responding to charges of billing errors, a UPMC Health Plan representative denied the severity of the problem before a University Senate committee last week. Don Williams, the UPMC Health Plan's primary representative for the Pitt account, was invited to the Senate benefits and welfare committee meeting Jan. 31 to respond to allegations that the health […]

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New study-abroad program to match faculty, Honors College undergrads for field research >

February 8th, 2001

A novel new Pitt study-abroad program will match faculty with teams of University Honors College undergraduates, to collaborate on field research in foreign countries. The Research Abroad Program (RAP) will award each participating student a $3,000 stipend, and each participating faculty member the same stipend plus an expense allowance based on the U.S. State Department […]

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The U.S. and the E.U.: Partners and rivals both, lecturer reports >

February 8th, 2001

Europe and the United States probably will continue to squabble over trade subsidies, defense burden-sharing, and the pros and cons of hormone-fortified poultry, British Labour Party member of Parliament Denis MacShane told a Pitt audience last week. But as a new century begins, both sides of the North Atlantic share an all-but-unshakable commitment to democracy, […]

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Former employee files suit against Pitt charging harassment based on disability >

February 8th, 2001

A former employee is suing the University, charging harassment and discrimination based on his disability. The University denies the allegations, a Pitt spokesperson said. Eugene Heinack, who worked in the Graphics, Marketing and Printing department's printshop and bindery from June 1983 until he resigned his position in May 1999, alleges that co-workers harassed and humiliated […]

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UPMC Health Plan now breaking even, officials say >

February 8th, 2001

The UPMC Health Plan, which covers about 12,000 Pitt employees, has turned a financial corner, health plan officials said. The plan is now breaking even and has received a high financial rating by a top insurance rating company. A.M. Best Company Inc. recently gave the UPMC Health Plan's financial rating a B++ rating, that is, […]

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CGS gets largest gift ever >

February 8th, 2001

A local businessperson who is a graduate of the College of General Studies (CGS) has given Pitt's school for nontraditional students a gift of $650,000 to fund a new student center. It is the largest financial gift ever made to CGS. James McCarl, president and CEO of McCarl's Inc., a Sewickley plumbing and heating company, […]

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