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Volume 27 Issue 13

Roy Lubove >

March 2nd, 1995

Professor of history and social welfare Roy Lubove died of respiratory failure Feb. 17 in Montefiore University Hospital. He was 60 years old. The author of seven books and the editor of six others, Lubove was an often quoted source on social history topics. Lubove's most recent book, "Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh, Volume 2: The Post-Steel Era," […]

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Honors Convocation 1995 >

March 2nd, 1995

The University's annual Honors Convocation was held Feb. 28 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. The Rev. Edward A. Malloy, president of Notre Dame University, delivered the keynote address. At this year's ceremony, 1,367 students and 168 faculty members were recognized for their academic achievements during the year. Information for the following list of faculty […]

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Bobby Lewis >

March 2nd, 1995

Bobby Lewis, former Pitt baseball coach and longtime athletic department administrator, died at his home Feb. 22 following a lengthy illness. Lewis, 65, served in many capacities during his 38 years at Pitt before his retirement in January 1993, but was best known for his 36-year tenure as Pitt's baseball coach. He compiled a 438-389 […]

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Pitt makes deal with PAT on Squirrel Hill, Shadyside bus runs >

March 2nd, 1995

Beginning about May 1, Pitt students, faculty and staff will be allowed to ride Port Authority Transit (PAT) buses without charge between the Pitt campus and Shadyside/Squirrel Hill. The service is a year-long experiment to settle a dispute that arose last fall, when PAT refused to renew permits for a private transit company to continue […]

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Founders Day keynote speaker outlines potential for the Internet >

March 2nd, 1995

The international network of computer networks called the Internet has the potential to produce "the ultimate open society" — a world in which virtually everyone will have access to a computer and, therefore, the power to communicate almost instantaneously with anyone else regardless of geography and even language barriers, said the keynote speaker at Pitt's […]

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Eleanor Dym >

March 2nd, 1995

Eleanor D. Dym, a retired faculty member in Pitt's Department of Information Science, died Feb. 15 after a short illness. Dym came to Pitt as a staff member in the Knowledge Availability Systems Center in 1965. She became the center's director in 1967 and joined the faculty of the Department of Information Science in 1970. […]

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Teaching the history of art on the Internet >

March 2nd, 1995

Professor of the history of art and architecture Alison Stones and graduate student Jane Vadnal were sitting around the office one day last year complaining about the problems they faced in teaching the history of art. Specifically, they were wondering how to give students a better feel for both the grandeur and detail of medieval […]

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Applications from black students up; retention rates still lagging >

March 2nd, 1995

Black students are applying to enroll at Pitt at a rate 44 percent ahead of last year at this point — the highest increase in applications from African-Americans here in recent memory, according to University administrators. So far, 893 black students have applied to Pitt for the fall term, compared to 622 last year at […]

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