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Volume 28 Issue 8

OPINION / Gordon K. MacLeod >

December 7th, 1995

Almost all academic administrators of universities that own or control teaching hospitals are re-examining their relationship to them. In fact, several universities are seeking to spin off their teaching hospitals or merge with other medical centers. These universities include Columbia, George Washington, Tulane and Iowa. Why not Pitt? Two years ago, Jonathan Cole, provost of […]

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Pitt wins first-ever national merit award for beauty of landscaping >

December 7th, 1995

Comparing the grounds of land grant schools such as Penn State or Ohio State to an urban university like Pitt is like comparing apples and oranges. On the one hand are institutions with an abundance of green space and even agricultural schools; on the other are universities hemmed in by concrete, stone and asphalt. And […]

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Amy Anne Guckes >

December 7th, 1995

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, in Heinz Memorial Chapel for Amy Guckes, manager of corporate matching gifts in the development office of Institutional Advancement. Guckes, who was 26, died Nov. 22, 1995, after a three-year battle with leukemia. Guckes began working at the University in 1986 as […]

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United Way drive ends this month >

December 7th, 1995

As of Dec. 1, Pitt's 1995 United Way campaign has received more than $235,000 in pledges from 2,507 members of the University community. This year's total is approximately $8,000 ahead of last year at this time, when the campaign received pledges of about $227,000 from 2,468 Pitt staff, faculty and administrators. Pledge cards for the […]

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Chancellor, dean searches progress >

December 7th, 1995

During the spring 1996 semester, candidates for Pitt administrative jobs should be popping up on campus like daisies. Search committees for a permanent chancellor and at least three deanships plan to bring in candidates for interviews — and then recommend finalists — during the next two-to-six months. The following is an update on current searches. […]

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Volunteer opportunities set up for holiday break >

December 7th, 1995

Christmas is easily the most celebrated holiday in the United States. Even the federal government shuts down for the day, something that it does for no other religious holiday. Many people, though, particularly in an institution as diverse as Pitt, do not celebrate Christmas. But they still might like to do something in the spirit […]

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Needleman gets Heinz Award >

December 7th, 1995

Psychiatry professor Herbert Needleman last week became the first Pittsburgh resident to win a $250,000 Heinz Award. He received the 1995 Heinz Award in Environment for his research showing that even low-level exposure to lead can affect children's IQ and behavior, and for his efforts to eliminate lead products from the environment. Needleman's research and […]

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University Press poetry prize awarded >

December 7th, 1995

Sandy Solomon has been awarded the 1995 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The prize consists of a $2,500 cash award and publication in the Pitt poetry series. Solomon's book, "Pears, Lake, Sun," was selected from more than 900 manuscripts submitted for the 1995 competition and will be published in […]

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