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Volume 30 Issue 20

Fire-walking UPJ instructor aims for Guinness Book of World Records >

June 11th, 1998

David Willey, instructor of physics at the Johnstown campus, will host an attempt to set a new world record for the longest recorded firewalk, July 2, weather and other conditions permitting. The event, to be held on the Johnstown campus, will be documented by the British Broadcasting Company for the Discovery Channel, and the "Guinness […]

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New director of UCSUR to be insider, provost says >

June 11th, 1998

The new director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) will be hired from inside Pitt. Provost James Maher has announced an internal search for a new, permanent UCSUR director, to begin work Sept. 1. Richard Schulz has been interim director since 1995, when former director Vijai Singh accepted Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's […]

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Schenley Hotel memorabilia sought >

June 11th, 1998

The William Pitt Union, formerly the Schenley Hotel, is celebrating its centennial anniversary this fall. The Office of Student Activities is planning a variety of events Sept. 27-Oct. 3 to commemorate the history of the Oakland landmark, which once served as the premier hotel in the area and boasted guests such as Babe Ruth, Diamond […]

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Pitt, UPMC get info management grant >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt and UPMC Health System have received a $2.7 million Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) implementation grant from the National Library of Medicine. The amount of the grant extends over five years. The primary focus of IAIMS is to integrate electronic information from a wide array of sources and place this information at the […]

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American music program started >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt's Center for American Music is launching an educational program that will incorporate historic American music into the curricula of history, language arts and literature throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Voices Across Time is a curriculum guide that allows music to be used as a classroom tool to teach students in grades 8 through 12 about the […]

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Pitt launches search for new dean of CGS >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt has launched a new, national search for a permanent dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). The college's last permanent dean, Robert L. Carter, resigned last August after one year on the job. Carter had failed to draft a CGS strategic plan that was acceptable to his boss, Provost James Maher. Since then, […]

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Committee looks though documents on practice plan >

June 11th, 1998

An elected committee of medical school professors has begun sifting through hundreds of pages of documents related to the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) unified practice plan. UPP and Pitt officials forwarded the documents after professors complained — during a series of sometimes-stormy faculty meetings last winter — that they were being kept in the […]

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A very special tour: Siblings get 1st look at stonemason father's work–the Cathedral of Learning >

June 11th, 1998

No one was eager to lay the capstone on the Cathedral of Learning. Even on days when a gentle breeze caresses the Cathedral lawn, winds atop the 42-story skyscraper tend to be blustery. Downright scary for someone balancing on a ladder, handling stone and mortar. When none of his fellow stonemasons volunteered for the job, […]

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