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Volume 28 Issue 12

$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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Tree loses battle with Dutch elm disease >

February 15th, 1996

Dutch elm disease first appeared in the U.S. in Ohio in 1930. Since that time, the deadly fungus has spread to virtually every area of the nation where elms are found. And now it has struck again at Pitt. For the past five years, Facilities Management has been battling to control the spread of Dutch […]

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Dental, vision plans being considered >

February 15th, 1996

Pitt faculty and staff may have three new fringe benefits options, effective July 1: * A dental insurance plan. * Vision insurance. * The ability to borrow money from basic TIAA retirement accounts. Also, retired faculty and staff may gain a new medical insurance option — SecurityBlue, a managed care plan that retirees could choose […]

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Administration taking steps to encourage positive news coverage >

February 15th, 1996

Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council Feb. 12 that Pitt's administration is taking a two-pronged approach toward encouraging more positive news coverage of the University. First, "We clearly have to do everything we can to avoid making foolish mistakes and do things that are deserving of positive attention," he said. "Secondly, we have got […]

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Trial closing planned of street between WPU, CL >

February 15th, 1996

Over 45 years after former Chancellor John Bowman's wife was struck and killed by a car while crossing Bigelow Boulevard in front of the Cathedral of Learning, the city has agreed to a test closing of Bigelow Boulevard to vehicular traffic. The purpose of the closing, which will last 60 days and was announced yesterday, […]

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Governor proposes almost no Pitt increase >

February 15th, 1996

Pitt would receive virtually no increase next year in its current state appropriation of $147,265,000, under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. "It's almost a totally, totally flat budget," Pitt Governmental Relations director Ann Dykstra told the University Senate budget policies committee on Feb. 9, three days after Ridge outlined his proposed budget for the fiscal […]

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Number of serious crimes drops both in Pittsburgh and on campus >

February 15th, 1996

Contrary to the way it may seem from the endless reports of shootings and assaults that appear nightly on the 6 o'clock news, violent and serious crimes reported to both Pittsburgh and Pitt police plummeted in 1995. According to statistics released by the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department, the city saw a 17.5 percent drop in […]

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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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