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Volume 28 Issue 12

Joseph A. Dutton Jr. >

February 15th, 1996

Joseph A. Dutton Jr., Pitt's former vice president of finance and treasurer, died of cancer Feb. 3 in his home in Allison Park. He was 68 years old. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Dutton served as the University's vice president of finance and treasurer from 1971 until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure at […]

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Chancellor search committee has narrowed list to 20-25 candidates >

February 15th, 1996

After reviewing some 200 applications and nominations, the committee searching for a new, permanent Pitt chancellor has narrowed its list to 20-25 candidates, according to committee chairperson James C. Roddey. The search committee plans to trim the list to 15 candidates by the end of February, said Roddey, a Pitt trustee. During March and April, […]

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Engineering dean resigns to take post at Hong Kong university >

February 15th, 1996

HK. Chang, dean of the School of Engineering, will leave July 1 to become vice chancellor and president of City University of Hong Kong. Since coming to Pitt as dean 18 months ago, Chang, 55, "has been dynamic in developing a number of initiatives, such as strengthening manufacturing engineering and adding two undergraduate programs" in […]

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Founders Day speakers look at Pittsburgh in a global economy >

February 15th, 1996

"Pittsburgh in a Global Economy" will be the theme of Pitt's annual Founders Day celebration, Feb. 29, to commemorate the 209th anniversary of the University's founding. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will open the festivities with introductory remarks at 1:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Provost James Maher will then moderate a series of […]

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Stop-smoking program aimed at women >

February 15th, 1996

A research program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) may help women who would like to quit smoking.UPMC's women's smoking cessation project specifically aims to help healthy women ages 18-65 who are worried about gaining weight if they quit smoking. According to project director Ken Perkins, weight gain is the overwhelming concern for […]

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$1 million endowment funds Drue Heinz Literature Prize >

February 15th, 1996

An endowment grant of $1 million has been given to the University of Pittsburgh Press to fund in perpetuity the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. The Drue Heinz award is the best known prize for new short-fiction writers in the nation. Funded by Drue Heinz and the Drue Heinz Trust, the endowment was given to the […]

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Chancellor awardees recognized for research, teaching, public service >

February 15th, 1996

Seventeen Pitt faculty members are recipients of the 1996 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards Teaching award winners are: Lester C. Olson, communications; Anthony T. Boldurian, social science-anthropology, Greensburg campus; Paul L. Rogers, anesthesiology; George Reid Andrews, history; Frank H. Beatrous Jr., mathematics and statistics, and Nina Schor, pediatrics, neurology and pharmacology. The […]

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