Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 28 Issue 2

Progress reported on University building, renovation projects >

September 14th, 1995

The following is a summary of construction completed this summer at Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as well as ongoing projects. Information was provided by the Office of Facilities Management and the Health Science News Bureau. Accessibility Projects Ramps, handrails, signage and automatic doors have been added to make entrances accessible […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2

Alumni Association sets up scholarship in memory of local Boy Scout leader >

September 14th, 1995

The Pitt Alumni Association has established a scholarship for local Eagle Scouts in honor of Robert I. "Cubby" Bearer, a well-known Boy Scout leader. Bearer, a 1934 physical education graduate of Pitt, worked with boys from economically depressed towns such as Braddock and Rankin. The scholarship is directed toward youths of Eagle Scout merit who […]

Feature,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 […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2

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 […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2

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. […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2

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 […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2

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 […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2

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 […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 2