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Volume 28 Issue 12

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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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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