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Volume 30 Issue 3

Barbara Deskins >

September 25th, 1997

Barbara Deskins, a retired associate professor in Pitt's Department of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, died Sept. 9, 1997, of liver cancer. She was 67 years old. During her tenure at Pitt, Deskins developed undergraduate courses in food science, social and cultural determinants of food behavior and nutrition in the life cycle. On the graduate and […]

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Pitt's Day of Caring 1997 >

September 25th, 1997

More than 300 Pitt faculty and staff took part in this year's United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 10, according to Day of Caring coordinator Steve Zupcic. In the belief that Pitt benefits when its neighbors prosper, the focus of this year's event was on areas adjacent to the University. Volunteers worked on projects […]

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Questions about Pitt, UPMC Health System remain an issue in senior vice chancellor search >

September 25th, 1997

About 160 applications and nominations — representing "a goodly number of excellent candidates" — have poured in to the committee seeking candidates for the newly combined job of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, according to search committee chairperson H.J. Zoffer. So far, a quarter of the 160 […]

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Changes made in shuttle routes, stops >

September 25th, 1997

The Department of Parking, Transportation and Services has changed several shuttle bus routes and stops, and added a new van pool group for employees who live west of the city. Schedules with the bus changes are available at the information desk in the William Pitt Union, the Parking Office in Brackenridge Hall and the Department […]

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Massey receives Germany's highest civilian honor >

September 25th, 1997

Gerald J. Massey, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and former director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, has been awarded the highest civilian honor conferred by Germany. Massey received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdientskreuz erster Klasse) for […]

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Law school Website wins honors >

September 25th, 1997

In July 1995, Bernard Hibbitts, associate dean for communications and information technology in Pitt's School of Law, received a new computer and began thinking about ways to use it. Six months later, in January 1996, Hibbitts created a homepage and the following month posted an article that one day might stand with Thomas Paine's publication […]

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BPC wants higher salary hikes than Pitt budget request to state specifies >

September 25th, 1997

According to a University Senate committee, Pitt faculty who perform satisfactorily during the current fiscal year should get a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise next year. Also, the administration should give "a very high priority" next year to allocating adequate funds for merit, equity and market increases, the Senate's budget policies committee (BPC) stated in its […]

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UPG professor wins two national prizes for poetry >

September 25th, 1997

Judith Vollmer, director of the creative writing program at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG), has won two national poetry prizes. Vollmer's limited edition collection, "Black Butterfly," was named the 1997 winner of The Center for the Book Arts Prize. It was chosen over about 1,000 other submissions in the national contest by final judge Mark Doty, […]

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