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Volume 32 Issue 16

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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1st Innovation in Teaching awards announced >

April 13th, 2000

Fifteen proposals have been funded through Pitt's first Innovation in Teaching Awards, the provost's office announced. The annual awards program funds faculty proposals for the development of innovative teaching techniques and materials, according to Andrew R. Blair, vice provost for faculty affairs. Project proposals were reviewed by the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, a group […]

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Jazz festival raises funds for UPJ endowment >

April 13th, 2000

The seventh annual winter jazz festival at the Johnstown campus raised $31,000 for the Blackington Endowment for the Performing Arts. Winter Jazz 2000, featuring jazz trumpeter Terence Blan-chard and his sextet, brought the total endowment money raised by the festival to $160,000. The endowment furnishes operating support for the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the […]

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State house recommends 2.5% increase in Pitt's appropriation >

April 13th, 2000

The state House of Rep- resentatives on April 11 approved a $172 million appropriation for Pitt for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The House also approved funding bills for Pennsylvania's other state-related universities: $332 million for Penn State, $173.5 million for Temple and $12 million for Lincoln. The bills will be sent to […]

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Academia is good career choice for women, Pitt panel members say >

April 13th, 2000

For a female faculty member, success often means compromise in one's personal life, but it's a career choice that a group of Pitt faculty members wholeheartedly endorse. Last month's panel discussion, "Women and Academics," focused on the role of women in higher education. It was sponsored by Pitt's Office of Residence Life, with support from […]

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Free hearing test available by phone >

April 13th, 2000

For people who want to test their hearing, a free screening is a phone call away. The UPMC Eye and Ear Institute's Department of Audiology and Hearing Aids has established a two-minute hearing screening via recorded message that can be accessed anytime by dialing 647-2400. When individuals dial this number, a series of four tones […]

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Senate Council endorses plan to upgrade technology, speed Internet access at Pitt >

April 13th, 2000

An ambitious plan to upgrade technology and speed Internet access at Pitt was endorsed by Senate Council April 10. Under the plan, the University would spend $9.6 million during the next three years, and $1.3 million a year after that, to increase bandwidth on Pitt's computer network, install and upgrade computer ports, provide more technical […]

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Pitt schools, programs listed in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt was ranked among the nation's top graduate schools in several disciplines by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best graduate schools. The magazine measures grad programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using objective measures, such as entering students' test scores and faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings […]

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