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Volume 29 Issue 1

UPJ memorializes sociology professor >

August 29th, 1996

Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) has named its baseball field the George R. Walter Field in honor of the sociology professor who died on March 21. UPJ also has established the George R. "Doc" Walter Memorial Fund to support improvements to the field. Walter served as chair of UPJ's athletics committee from its inception in the […]

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A first: gene therapy used to treat patient with rheumatoid arthritis >

August 29th, 1996

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) doctors on July 17 performed the world's first gene therapy procedure on a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The trial marks a transition in the use of gene therapy from patients with fatal diseases, such as cancer or AIDS, to disabling disorders like arthritis. The trial also is the […]

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Administration encouraged by results of new summer sessions >

August 29th, 1996

Although the number of students who took summer classes at Pitt this summer declined by 1.3 percent compared with summer 1995, numbers were up in terms of total credits taken (a 2.6 percent improvement) and tuition revenue (up 7 percent, outpacing the 4.5 percent tuition hikes at most Pitt schools since last summer). Vice Provost […]

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Searches begin, continue in effort to fill several administrative vacancies at Pitt >

August 29th, 1996

Pitt filled its top administrative slot June 20 when the Board of Trustees changed Mark Nordenberg's status from interim to permanent chancellor. But later in the summer, Nordenberg created two new administrative vacancies by accepting the resignations of Athletic Director Oval Jaynes and Vice Chancellor for Student and Public Affairs Leon Haley. Like other top […]

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Record number of Pitt employees volunteer for UW Day of Caring >

August 29th, 1996

Approximately 370 members of the University community already have registered for this year's United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 11. The total is the largest ever for Pitt and just 30 participants short of this year's goal of 400 volunteers set by Pitt's Center for Public and Community Service. Last year 315 people from […]

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Lawsuit by fired staffer in fundraising is settled >

August 29th, 1996

A former Pitt fundraiser settled her sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University July 17. Draga Luksic settled for a $5,000 payment from the University, according to Pitt attorney John Greeno. Luksic's lawyers did not return phone requests from the University Times to confirm the amount. Luksic had been seeking more than $50,000 in compensatory and […]

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GSPIA dean named >

August 29th, 1996

Carolyn Ban, a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, has been named the new permanent dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). She will assume her post Jan. 1. Ban is currently an associate professor of public administration and policy at the Rockefeller College of […]

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New faculty info fair, teaching workshops scheduled for Aug. 30 >

August 29th, 1996

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) will present a series of teaching workshops and an information fair for new faculty tomorrow, Aug. 30, in the William Pitt Union (WPU) and Forbes Quadrangle. Both the workshops and the fair are free. The workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., followed by […]

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