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Volume 30 Issue 1

Love & knowledge of the music led to international reputation as jazz write r for UPT professor >

August 28th, 1997

Three Dog Night and Grand Funk Railroad were the hot tickets back when Phillip Atteberry, an English instructor at Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT), was in high school in Illinois. At least they were the groups endlessly heard on the radio. In the Atteberry house, though, the air belonged to artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King […]

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14% increase = record frosh class >

August 28th, 1997

An all-time record freshman enroll- ment of 3,227 students, a 14 percent increase over last year, sent the University scrambling to increase its on-campus housing over the summer. The scramble also left Pitt embarrassed when it was discovered that neither the University nor the contractor hired to add bed-space to Sutherland Hall had obtained building […]

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Allegheny Jazz Society plans weekend of music at Chautauqua Institute >

August 28th, 1997

The Allegheny Jazz Society will present Jazz at Chautauqua, Sept. 12-14, at western New York's famous Chautauqua Institute. More than 20 musicians from throughout the nation, as well as Australian Tom Baker, will perform during the weekend. In addition to Baker, performers will include: Dan Barrett, Jon-Erok Kellso, Joe Wilder, Bob Havens, Harry Allen, Bobby […]

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TIAA loses tax exemption >

August 28th, 1997

Congress giveth and Congress taketh away. While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were patting themselves on the back for the tax cuts contained in the budget bill signed by President Clinton on Aug. 5, they also quietly were adding to the tax burden of over two million faculty and staff at […]

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Study of tiny Pymatuning watershed could have wide-ranging influence >

August 28th, 1997

Northwestern Pennsylvania's French Creek drains 1,270 square miles and the Allegheny River over 11,000 square miles. In contrast, the Pymatun-ing Reservoir watershed covers only 158 square miles, of which roughly 60 square miles are open water. By the standards of French Creek and especially the Allegheny, the Pymatuning watershed clearly is tiny. Its largest tributary […]

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Dean of CGS resigns >

August 28th, 1997

Robert L. Carter has resigned after one year as dean of Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS). He will return to Detroit to reassume the deanship of the College of Lifelong Learning at Wayne State University, the job he left to come to Pitt. Carter's resignation, announced early this month, is effective Sept. 1. He […]

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New program to encourage prostate cancer research >

August 28th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center has established a program to encourage the development of pilot projects in prostate cancer research. The program includes funding of up to $20,000 for up to two years, tissue and cell resources, and guidance in the development of the projects. Grants and assistance will […]

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Health Sciences search hearings set for September >

August 28th, 1997

To the members of the University community: The Search Committee for the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, a combined position, has been charged by the chancellor and has begun its work. To allow all members of the University to contribute to this very important search, two open […]

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Architects' firm sets up scholarships >

August 28th, 1997

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Hayes Large Architects/Pittsburgh has created an annual scholarship for students in Pitt's School of Education and Graduate School of Public Health. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and research papers highlighting a student's "understanding of the importance that the quality of a built environment brings […]

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