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Volume 30 Issue 23

Pitt staff, faculty, students to ride PAT for free, beginning Aug. 1 >

July 23rd, 1998

Beginning Aug. 1, fac- ulty, staff and students can ride Port Authority Transit (PAT) buses and light-rail vehicles throughout Allegheny County 24 hours a day merely by flashing their Pitt I.D. card. The PAT board of directors approved a five-year contract with the University at a July 21 meeting. Pitt's Board of Trustees approved the […]

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PC Center closing July 31; CIS shifting staff positions >

July 23rd, 1998

Starting Aug. 1, Pitt fac- ulty, staff and students who buy computer products through Pitt will shop through an Internet-based "e-Store," open 24 hours a day. The online service will replace the PC Center in Bellefield Hall, which will close July 31. The center has stopped taking new orders but will continue to fill back […]

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Ramicone reorganizes Pitt Finance offices, services >

July 23rd, 1998

The University of Pittsburgh probably spends more money on maintaining space — offices, labs, classrooms, etc. — than on anything except employee salaries and fringe benefits. Unlike many other universities, though, Pitt doesn't charge individual departments and other units for the space they occupy. Not yet, anyway. But creation of a pay-for-space system will be […]

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Conte resigns as Pitt registrar >

July 23rd, 1998

Samuel D. Conte has resigned as University registrar to become associate vice president for enrollment at Florida International University, beginning Sept. 1. Conte, whose Pitt career spanned three decades, also worked in the Department of Public Safety and in Management Services and Student Business Services before becoming registrar in August 1986. He earned his bachelor's […]

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UPMC specialties ranked by U.S. News & World Report >

July 23rd, 1998

Eleven UPMC Health System specialty areas were listed among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report's ninth annual rankings. The magazine ranks specialty areas using three criteria: reputation with board-certified specialists as measured in a survey of 150 in each specialty area; predicted mortality rates; and a variety of medical information, […]

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University housing plan runs into opposition from local residents. >

July 23rd, 1998

The University's long-range housing strategy met opposition, both verbal and legal, before two city commissions this month. Both the City Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Pittsburgh have delayed votes on Pitt's housing-related requests. The University is seeking approval for the first phase of its comprehensive plan to increase undergraduate student housing. The plan […]

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Deadline extended in UCSUR search >

July 23rd, 1998

The search committee for a permanent director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has extended its deadline for nominations from July 15 to Sept. 15. UCSUR conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary social science research on regional and national issues of public policy. Richard Schultz has served as interim director since 1995. According […]

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UPB canoe trip set >

July 23rd, 1998

A group of about 50 hardy individuals have signed up for the second annual canoe and camping trip from Bradford to Pittsburgh, Aug. 8-12. The excursion is part of the Allegheny River Scholars Program in the Bradford campus's Department of Recreational Sports. Pitt faculty and staff are invited to join the welcoming committee for the […]

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