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Volume 30 Issue 15

Pitt team heading to College Bowl nationals >

April 2nd, 1998

Pitt's College Bowl Team has won the regional championships and will compete for the national title April 17-19 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Pitt beat George Washington University, Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown in the regional championships. The Pitt team includes captain Eric Stein-hauser, a freshman chemical engineering/philosophy major; Niladri Das, a freshman majoring […]

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It's a match! >

April 2nd, 1998

It's an annual tradition — Match Day, the suspenseful, exhilarating day when medical school grads learn where they will do their first-year residencies. The process begins with students visiting hospitals for interviews, then listing the institutions where they would prefer to work. Hospitals, in turn, rank the students. A national residency matching program takes the […]

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Pitt police plan two more mini-stations >

April 2nd, 1998

Campus police hope to open a temporary mini-station in Sutherland Hall to help head off an upsurge in upper campus crime related to construction of the University's convocation center, Pitt Police Chief Deborah Furka said at yesterday's Staff Assembly. "We know it's going to become increasingly active because of the construction that's going to be […]

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Seating capacities, other complaints about Pitt classrooms being reviewed >

April 2nd, 1998

A sign outside 218 Cathedral of Learning says the classroom can hold 30 people. But students and instructors say the room can comfortably fit only 25. The discrepancy lies with the fact that the signs are based on City fire code occupancy limits, which themselves are based on square footage and not on human comfort […]

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Elizabeth Saffer >

April 2nd, 1998

Elizabeth Saffer, who worked at Pitt with cancer researcher Bernard Fisher from 1954 until 1992 and was a major contributor here in clinical studies and research on breast cancer, died March 11, 1998, of a stroke. She was 82 and a lifelong Pittsburgher. Saffer won academic distinction at Peabody High School and majored in chemistry […]

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Scouting for Food drive kicks off at University April 7 >

April 2nd, 1998

The annual Pitt Scouts for Food drive, which is part of the national Scouting for Food drive conducted by the Boy Scouts of America, will run April 7-27. This year Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is serving as the general chairperson of the regional Scouting for Food drive. During last year's drive, Pitt staff, faculty and students […]

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Pitt Scouts for Food collection sites >

April 2nd, 1998

* William Pitt Union, Fifth Avenue lobby information desk * Hillman Library, circulation desk and all other ULS libraries * Communications on the main floor of Forbes Quadrangle * Law School lobby and law library * Scaife Hall, 2nd & 4th floor lobbies * Biomedical Science Tower, entrance lobby * Cathedral of Learning, ground floor […]

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Surgery chairperson to step down June 1 >

April 2nd, 1998

Richard L. Simmons will resign as chairperson of the medical school's Department of Surgery effective June 1 but will continue as a Pitt faculty member and as medical director of UPMC Health System. In an e-mail message to department faculty this week, Simmons said he submitted his resignation March 28 to Thomas Detre, senior vice […]

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