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Volume 28 Issue 13

Donations to University increase 21.5% in first half of FY 1996, trustees told >

February 29th, 1996

Total giving to Pitt (excluding sponsored research) increased by 21.5 percent for the first half of the current fiscal year compared with the same period last year, according to a report presented at the Feb. 22 Board of Trustees meeting. From July 1 through Dec. 31, 1995, contributions to Pitt totaled nearly $21.4 million, up […]

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Chemistry gets grants for van program >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt's chemistry department has received two grants totaling $20,337 in support of its chemistry van program. Part of the department's community outreach effort, the chemistry vans are mobile chemical laboratories and are used to perform experiments for school children in an effort to interest and excite them about science. A $15,000 grant from the ARCO […]

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Nursing to manage clinic's primary care >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt's School of Nursing has assumed management of the primary care component of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) Matilda H. Theiss Health and Child Development Center in Terrace Village. The UPMC satellite is the first full-time, nurse-managed, primary care clinic in western Pennsylvania. It provides a comprehensive health program using certified nurse practitioners […]

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Board elects new members >

February 29th, 1996

The Board of Trustees elected three new members Feb. 22. Thomas Marshall, retired CEO of Aristech Chemical Corp. and a Pitt trustee from 1988 to 1992, and Earl F. Hord, president and CEO of The Minority Enterprise Corp., were elected as term trustees. Alfred L. Moye, university relationships manager for Hewlett-Packard Co. and a former […]

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Center for Latin American Studies receives funding >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies has received five grants and endowments to support its archaeology database, field research, graduate education and student programs. The largest of the grants is a $2.5 million commitment from The Howard Heinz Endowment to create a permanent fund for graduate education. Of the grant total, $2 million will be […]

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Quasi-endowment funds established >

February 29th, 1996

The Board of Trustees Feb. 22 approved two new quasi-endowment funds: * The Israel Heritage Classroom Committee Quasi-Endowed Scholarship for the Summer Study Abroad Program, which will provide scholarships for Pitt undergraduates and graduate students studying and doing research in Israel. * The Hollis Vick Quasi-Endowed Scholarship in the School of Social Work, which will […]

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Katz professor testing the waters of electronic course instruction >

February 29th, 1996

John E. Prescott of the Katz Graduate School of Business doesn't plan to meet with the students taking his "Competitive Intelligence" course this term. And he doesn't want them calling him on the telephone. He has even asked that they avoid talking about the course among themselves. And that's exactly how the University administration wants […]

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