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Volume 30 Issue 11

Purdue president to speak at Pitt's commencement >

February 5th, 1998

Purdue University President Steven C. Beering, a Pitt alumnus, will address Pitt's commencement ceremonies April 26 at the Civic Arena. Beering graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School then earned his B.S. from Pitt's former College of Liberal Arts in 1954, followed by an M.D. from Pitt's medical school in 1958. Beering spent much of his […]

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UPJ initiates master's program >

February 5th, 1998

The Johnstown campus held a reception Jan. 27 to inaugurate its master of social work degree. This is the first formal initiative by Pitt to take graduate programs to the regional campuses. The Johnstown MSW is tailored to working professionals who are interested in advanced direct practice in the fields of mental health and health […]

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Feb. 7 is Pitt Day at Century III Mall >

February 5th, 1998

Feb. 7 will be Pitt Day at Century III Mall. Presentation of a Pitt ID will secure discounts on special purchases, according to the Department of Parking, Transportation and Services. A similar "Pitt Day" will be held at Ross Park Mall March 21. Pitt faculty, staff and students can ride the 59U bus to Century […]

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Health insurance options to grow, but so will costs >

February 5th, 1998

First, the good news about Pitt employee health insurance: Faculty and staff will gain a new option for the fiscal year that begins July 1 — the Tri-State health maintenance organization (HMO) offered by UPMC Health System. Now, the bad news: Pitt's health insurance premiums will jump by 23.4 percent next year, from about $25 […]

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Pitt sponsors music festival Feb. 7 & 8 >

February 5th, 1998

This weekend Pitt's music department is sponsoring a first-of-its kind music festival, featuring new and innovative musical works by 13 local composers. The New Works Festival, which will be held Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at Bellefield Hall and the Carnegie Library lecture hall, will include three concerts and a roundtable discussion on the state […]

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Winners of awards for teaching, research, public service selected >

February 5th, 1998

Twelve faculty members have won the 1998 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards. One faculty member, Robert B. McCall, director of the Office of Child Development and a professor in the psychology department, received chancellor's awards for both his research and public service. In addition to McCall, the recipients of the 1998 Chancellor's […]

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Ridge proposes 3.25% hike for Pitt in FY99 >

February 5th, 1998

Pitt would receive a 3.25 percent increase in its state appropriation next year under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. This week, Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's funding by nearly $5 million to $158.2 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The University had sought a 3.5 percent hike in its current $153.2 million base […]

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Semi-finalists expected to be chosen next month in Health Sciences search >

February 5th, 1998

The committee seeking candidates for the newly combined job of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine has narrowed its search to "about a dozen and a half people," according to committee chairperson H.J. Zoffer. "I would describe them as a diverse group of quite able people," he said. […]

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