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Volume 28 Issue 4

Grant funds cancer screenings for low-income women >

October 12th, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has been awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide breast and cervical cancer screenings for low-income women who are 50 years of age or older and are uninsured or underinsured. The screenings, which are part of the state's HealthyWoman 50+ Program, are offered through […]

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Figures show fall enrollment is slightly below last year's levels >

October 12th, 1995

Pitt fell below its over- all enrollment goals for fall 1995, according to figures released by the University administration this week. The administration had budgeted for a 1.5 percent increase (the equivalent of 352 full-time students) in undergraduate enrollment this fall. But in fact, undergraduate enrollment declined by 1.1 percent. Graduate enrollment was virtually unchanged […]

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Unionization topic of meeting >

October 12th, 1995

"The Case for and Against Faculty Unionization" will be the theme of the fall meeting of the full University Senate, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Making the case for a faculty union will be two officers of the United Faculty group that is seeking to organize Pitt faculty: UF President […]

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University kicks off United Way drive >

October 12th, 1995

Pitt's 1995 United Way campaign will open on Oct. 18 with a goal of $450,000, an increase of approximately 6 percent over last year's total of $430,000. Two other goals of this year's campaign are to boost participation from 42 percent last year to over 50 percent this year and to increase individual contributions by […]

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WOODWORKING >

October 12th, 1995

WOODWORKING: If there's something you need — from shelves to Gothic-style chairs to a refinished conference table — this duo in Facilities Management is up to the task As an institution of higher learning, Pitt most often shines its spotlight on the academic area and its faculty. But the University also employs numerous staff who […]

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Senate Council OKs policy for making major program changes >

October 12th, 1995

A new policy, approved by Senate Council this week, spells out procedures that Pitt should follow in creating, expanding, shrinking, merging and terminating academic programs. The 10-page, single-spaced document, called "Guidelines for the Review of Academic Planning Proposals," covers changes in majors, degree programs, academic departments and schools. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is expected to […]

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Coincidence brings Pasteur 100th anniversary lecture to University >

October 12th, 1995

On Dec. 2, 1885, four boys were playing in the streets of Newark, N.J., when they were attacked by what was believed to be a rabid dog. Normally, such an event led to madness and a long, agonizing death. A local physician, however, had heard about Louis Pasteur's work in rabies treatment and urged that […]

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Herberman named to Health Science post >

October 12th, 1995

Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), has been appointed Pitt associate vice chancellor for research, Health Sciences. In the newly created job, Herberman will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating biomedical scientific research programs at the University. Thomas Detre, senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences, said in a written statement: […]

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Film on UN premieres here >

October 12th, 1995

In honor of the United Nations' 50th anniversary, Pitt, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and The Pittsburgh UN50 Coalition will present the documentary film premiere of "In Search of Peace: 50 Years of the U.S. in the U.N." The premiere will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in 2P56 Forbes Quad. […]

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