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Volume 27 Issue 15

Dear Friends releases river songs cassette >

March 30th, 1995

"Roll on Monongahela," a cassette tape featuring arrangements of 19th-century river songs from Pennsylvania, has been released by Dear Friends, the ensemble-in-residence at the Stephen Foster Memorial. The recording includes music about the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and other rivers of Pennsylvania. Selections on the cassette reflect both the peaceful, romantic aspects and the turbulence of […]

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Free services available to persons whose spouses have Alzheimer's diseases >

March 30th, 1995

People whose spouses have Alzheimer's disease may be eligible for free services through a Pitt research program that begins May 1. Participants receive a personalized program of support and training over a nine-month period, including three months of weekly visits by trained program staff, one three-hour intervention workshop with other caregiving spouses, and in-home interviews. […]

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N O T I C E >

March 30th, 1995

Pitt's first Teaching Excellence Conference will be held March 31 and April 1 in the UPMC conference center on the 11th floor of Scaife Hall. Registrations will be accepted on site for workshops that aren't filled. For more information, call the Office of Faculty Development or see the March 16, 1995, issue of the University […]

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UPB marketing efforts win awards >

March 30th, 1995

Pitt's Bradford campus has won three awards in a national competition sponsored by the trade publication Admission Marketing Report. UPB received the silver award for Total Advertising Campaign; a merit award in Radio Advertising Series, and a merit award in Newspaper Advertising Insert. "I am delighted with these awards. It was a great team effort," […]

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Faculty debate administrators over axing of HealthAmerica >

March 30th, 1995

During an unusually rancorous and well- attended University Senate meeting yesterday, faculty and staff members attacked — and Pitt administrators defended — Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's decision to give Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania exclusive rights to Pitt's employee health insurance business. (O'Connor announced the $66 million, three-year contract in a March 27 letter to […]

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O'Connor asks senators for 4.5% hike in Pitt's state appropriation >

March 30th, 1995

HARRISBURG– Noting that Pennsylvania's funding for higher education has risen only 11.8 percent since 1990, one-tenth the rate of increase for prisons, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor on March 28 asked the Senate appropriations committee for an additional 4.5 percent hike in the University's base appropriation. The state budget proposed by Gov. Tom Ridge on March […]

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O'Connor orders freeze on hiring >

March 30th, 1995

In an effort to prevent an expected revenue shortfall of approximately $5.7 million in the last quarter of the current fiscal year, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor yesterday, March 29, ordered both an immediate freeze on hiring and a tightening of controls on expenditures. The hiring freeze will extend through June 30, the end of the […]

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Provost denies UPJ request to convert its engineering program >

March 30th, 1995

One of the goals set by Pitt's Johnstown campus in the University's "Toward the 21st Century" academic master plan was to convert the campus's engineering technology department to an engineering department. Provost James Maher, however, recently put the brakes on that plan when he ruled that Pitt does not possess the resources to support two […]

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