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Volume 32 Issue 16

Johnstown sociology professor helps to link people, information >

April 13th, 2000

At the Johnstown campus, a sociology professor is emphasizing the outreach in the Office of Community Outreach. Jon Darling, professor of sociology and director of the office, helped found the Civic Action Network (CAN), a regional community project designed to link people and information through computer technology and social interaction. Darling acknowledged he's sometimes critical […]

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Physicians can regain control of health care business, head of UMPC Health System insists >

April 13th, 2000

At a time when most hospitals in western Pennsylvania are bleeding red ink, UPMC Health System's revenues exceeded its expenses by $230 million over the last three years, the system's president reported recently. A "disproportionate share" of UPMC revenues came from the system's $1.8 billion in investments, Jeffrey Romoff said. "Virtually all [non-UPMC] hospitals in […]

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Pitt Scouts for Food drive runs through April 30 >

April 13th, 2000

The annual Pitt Scouts for Food drive, which is part of the national Scouting for Food effort conducted by the Boy Scouts of America, will run through April 30. Pitt's efforts are coordinated by the Volunteer Pool and Student Volunteer Outreach program. All local donations are delivered to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in […]

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New program expands relationship between trustees, faculty members >

April 13th, 2000

Francesca Savoia has been a faculty member here since 1985. But before last month, she had never met a Pitt trustee. It's "not healthy" for a university when its board of trustees and faculty rarely mingle, said Savoia, an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. "It leads to misconceptions […]

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Hillman Library plans extended hours >

April 13th, 2000

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the spring term reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m., Saturday, April 22, until 10 p.m., Friday, April 28. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours […]

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Pitt's "St. Matthew Passion" performance a first with period instruments, historical conditions >

April 13th, 2000

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the "St. Matthew Passion," his musical treatment of the story of Christ's crucifixion, for two choirs, vocal soloists and instruments popular at the time (1727) — wooden flutes, baroque oboes, and violins and violas with gut strings. This weekend in Heinz Memorial Chapel, to mark the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, […]

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Pitt to administer child welfare worker program >

April 13th, 2000

Caseworkers, supervisors and other child welfare employees can earn a master's degree at Pitt's School of Social Work or at any of five approved schools across the state, through a Pitt-administered program called Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL). A $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Pennsylvania […]

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