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Volume 28 Issue 20

Correction >

June 6th, 1996

English professor William Kerrigan, cited in a letter published in the May 23, 1996, University Times, is a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University's news office confirms. The letter writer incorrectly identified Kerrigan as being a faculty member at Amherst College. Doug Wilson, secretary for public affairs at Amherst College, […]

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A retiring University educator looks at the state of education >

June 6th, 1996

Now that the 1996 presidential campaign has begun, all it takes is a look at the evening news on television or a daily newspaper to realize that most politicians will say or do practically anything to get elected. Among the favorite whipping boys of politicians in recent elections has been the nation's education system. Playing […]

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Bruhns sets up Nationality Rooms endowment >

June 6th, 1996

After spending over three decades running the Cathedral of Learning's crown jewel, the Nationality Rooms, Maxine Bruhns is giving even more than her time: She's giving her money. Bruhns and her husband, Fred, a University emeritus professor, are funding an endowment for the Nationality Rooms to be used for three different categories. They are: *The […]

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Asian studies gets grant from Samsung >

June 6th, 1996

The Samsung Petrochemical Co. has awarded Pitt's Asian studies program a two-year grant of $50,000 for the study of contemporary Korea. Arranged by Samsung president Ungsuh Park, who is a University alumnus, the grant will support papers by Pitt faculty and students on Korean politics, business and industry, international relations, and other fields related to […]

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Chancellor search down to 3 >

June 6th, 1996

The list of candidates for Pitt chancellor has been pared to three finalists, but the three names are being kept confidential. Search committee chairperson James C. Roddey told the University Times this week that the committee has reduced the list of candidates to three finalists . However, the committee is refusing to release the names […]

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June 13 hearing to look at options for Bigelow block >

June 6th, 1996

A June 13 public hearing will consider a feasibility study of the Bigelow Boulevard block between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The purpose of the study is to examine ways to create more green space and improve the safety of the one-block stretch of Bigelow without closing the street to vehicular […]

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Expansion of Bradford's sports center approved >

June 6th, 1996

The property and facilities committee of the Board of Trustees Monday unanimously approved an $8 million renovation plan for the sports center on Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). Approval of the plan by the committee, which has been delegated authority by the Board of Trustees to approve all University construction projects in excess of $1 million, […]

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New Pitt ID card planned for staff, faculty, students >

June 6th, 1996

Maybe it's buried behind a community pool pass in your wallet, the name has disintegrated and the plastic has peeled off. Or maybe you are so meticulous with your Pitt identification card that its glossy coating still gives off a shiny glare. Either way, by the time next winter rolls around, you'll have to get […]

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Books by the Faculty addendum >

June 6th, 1996

Information on the following books, with a 1995 copyright date, was submitted to the University Times after the April 25, 1996, publication of the annual Books and Journals by the Faculty supplement and thus could not be included. The next listing of faculty authors and editors will be published in April 1997. It will include […]

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