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Volume 27 Issue 16

CHMR now independent corp. >

April 13th, 1995

The Center for Hazardous Materials Research (CHMR) is now a nonprofit corporation independent of the University of Pittsburgh Trust. Founded in 1986 as a trust subsidiary, CHMR employs 50 researchers conducting environmental technical and business projects for industry, government and academia both in the United States and abroad. The transition to an independent organization will […]

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Chancellor absent from Council, asks for meeting postponement >

April 13th, 1995

A standing-room-only crowd attended the April 10 Senate Council meeting in 2P56 Forbes Quadrangle. The only empty chair was at the meeting table, and the nameplate in front of the chair read: O'CONNOR. Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor had been scheduled to attend the meeting, which took place the day he announced his resignation. But O'Connor […]

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Athletics plans gear sale fundraiser >

April 13th, 1995

Pitt's Department of Athletics will hold a one-of-a-kind clearance sale of authentic Panther athletic apparel and equipment on April 22 at 11 a.m. in Pitt Stadium. "Panther Gear Grab '95" will run in conjunction with the annual football Blue-Gold game. It is the first time such gear has been offered to the public. Proceeds from […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

April 13th, 1995

This spring of 1995 marks the beginning of a time of change and transition for this University and for all of you who live and work here. It is also a time to reaffirm the nature of this good place, to pull together as a community, and to express an abiding sense of confidence and […]

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Former chancellor confident Pitt will survive O'Connor resignation >

April 13th, 1995

Like J. Dennis O'Connor, Wesley Posvar was widely viewed as a vigorous young academician and a breath of administrative fresh air when he became Pitt chancellor. Posvar was 42 at the time of his hiring in 1967. O'Connor was 49 when he succeeded Posvar in 1991. Each man arrived at a time of institutional turmoil […]

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O'Connor resignation causes Senate's Tobias to rescind his >

April 13th, 1995

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's resignation has inspired English professor Richard Tobias to withdraw his own resignation from University Senate activities. Tobias, one of the Senate's most respected and longest-serving members, had resigned from Senate business March 31. He cited his frustration at recent Pitt administration decisions to drop HealthAmerica and take no action on an […]

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Bradford leaders honored >

April 13th, 1995

Five leaders in the history of Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) were honored April 6 during a reception hosted by campus President Richard McDowell. As part of the festivities commemorating UPB's past, portraits of the late Donald Swarts, the late J. Bertram Fisher, Robert Bromeley and William Higie also were permanently placed in the president's conference […]

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O'Connor resigns >

April 13th, 1995

Before attending his first Pitt Board of Trustees meeting in summer 1991, then-Chancellor-Elect J. Dennis O'Connor telephoned an administrator here to check on logistics for the visit. "By the way," O'Connor asked, "where do I park my white horse?" In his self-deprecating way, O'Connor was acknowledging the sky-high hopes that many people at Pitt had […]

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