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Volume 28 Issue 2

Pitt staff, faculty volunteer for UW's "Day of Caring" >

September 14th, 1995

Pitt faculty and staff kicked off the annual Pitt-United Way campaign yesterday, Sept. 13, by volunteering their services at nine community projects scattered throughout Allegheny County. Outfitted in complimentary "Day of Caring/Pitt Volunteer" T-shirts, the faculty and staff volunteers painted homes, cleaned graffiti, planted flower beds and repacked bulk food for local food banks, among […]

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Research finds no evidence that chocolate triggers migraines >

September 14th, 1995

Chocoholics take heart. A study being conducted by the headache clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute has not turned up any evidence that chocolate is a trigger for migraine or tension headaches in most people. Headed by research specialist Lisa Scharff, a clinical psychologist, the study is one […]

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Multimedia fair use guidelines subject of video-conference >

September 14th, 1995

Pitt's Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education will host a live video-conference on "Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines" on Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m., in 211 David Lawrence Hall. The conference is for the first dissemination of copyright guidelines for multimedia developed by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Consortium of College and University Medical Centers. […]

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Physical therapy assistant program part of Titusville's efforts to boost enrollment >

September 14th, 1995

A physical therapist assistant program designed to start Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) on the road to becoming "The Gateway to the Health Professions" is being launched this fall with a class of 32 students. Along with providing residents of northwestern Pennsylvania with an opportunity to receive training in the health sciences without leaving home, the […]

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O’Connor to leave Pitt for job at Smithsonian >

September 14th, 1995

Former Chancellor J. Dennis O’Connor will leave Pitt in January to accept the newly created job of provost of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. O’Connor will begin his new job “shortly after Jan. 1,” a Smithsonian spokesperson said. As the Smithsonian’s chief programs officer, O’Connor will be responsible for central planning, integration and oversight […]

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Interactive television demonstrations set >

September 14th, 1995

Interactive television (ITV), now available to Pitt faculty, allows teachers to go beyond their own classrooms and simultaneously reach classrooms at one or more of the University's other campuses. Students at "far site" classrooms can hear and see the instructor, who can likewise hear and see them. The newly formed Center for Instructional Development and […]

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Masonic Temple is being considered as site for Katz, CBA >

September 14th, 1995

Under plans currently being studied by the Office of Facilities Management, the Masonic Temple is being considered as the location of both Pitt's new undergraduate College of Business Administration (CBA) and the Katz Graduate School of Business. Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Tom Hussey told Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) on […]

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Pitt-Bradford students "hooked" on newest campus phys ed course >

September 14th, 1995

Fly fishing for credit. It's exactly what students at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) are doing this fall. The first-ever fly fishing class offered as part of UPB's physical education program was among the earliest courses to fill up during the spring pre-registration period. And since then Carol Baker, UPB dean of Academic Affairs, has been […]

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