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Volume 27 Issue 6

Pitt cracks top 10 in NIH funding >

November 10th, 1994

For the first time in its history, Pitt is among the top 10 universities in terms of receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH awarded Pitt $132.4 million during the 1993 federal fiscal year, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor reported at the Nov. 9 Senate Council meeting. Johns Hopkins University was the leading […]

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Pitt wants to be No. 1 — in blood donors >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt staff, faculty and students donated 4,400 units of blood to the city's Central Blood Bank last year, and that's not counting members of the University community who didn't identify themselves as such. Yet Pittsburgh, as a major transplant center, needs over 700 donors every day of the year. Chronic blood shortages have plagued the […]

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Chancellor stresses contributions of Pitt staff >

November 10th, 1994

"Serving Your University" was the topic of Staff Association Council's (SAC) fall assembly on Oct. 31 and Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor wasted no time in acknowledging the many staff members who are involved in both University and community affairs. O'Connor noted that more than 250 staff members volunteered their time and talents for United Way's […]

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Concerns about student housing, shuttle bus system dominate forum on master space plan >

November 10th, 1994

Concerns about insufficient on-campus graduate student housing, inadequate off-campus student housing and the continuation of Pitt's shuttle bus service were the main topics of discussion at the master space plan public forum on Nov. 2. Sponsored by Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP), the forum was designed to give the public an opportunity […]

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Senate committee gives OK to amended version of master space plan >

November 10th, 1994

Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) yesterday, Nov. 9, gave its formal approval to an amended version of Pitt's master space plan and voted to forward it to Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor. The master space plan outlines plans for the physical development of the Pittsburgh campus over the next five, 10 and 20 […]

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THOMAS MELLON and His Times >

November 10th, 1994

Autobiographies of Wall Street wizards and captains of industry tend to be uninspiring stuff. Andrew Carnegie churned out a Horatio Alger potboiler about a Scottish bobbin boy who made a fortune for the express purpose of blowing it on public libraries. Joseph Kennedy Sr. could not write the truth about his own fascinating but shady […]

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Health Sciences search committee satisfied with early response >

November 10th, 1994

Approximately 85 nominations and 15 applications have been received for the position of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. Search committee chairperson Mark Nordenberg said that the nominations and applications have been received from across the country and that the committee is pleased with the response. "When you consider that our first ad probably ran […]

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Winter recess retained for this year, no talk of extending work week, Pitt administrators say >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt's winter recess is safe for this year and the University administration has no plans to shift to a 40-hour work week, according to senior administrators at Staff Association Council's (SAC) annual fall assembly on Oct. 31. The University will be closed for the holidays and winter recess during the week of Dec. 26. It […]

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