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Volume 29 Issue 4

UPMC shifts more patient care from Oakland, greatly expanding number of facilities in other areas >

October 10th, 1996

Of all the changes that have occurred in the health care industry over the past decade, none is more evident from the patient's point of view than the shifting of many services from hospital stays to out-patient care. Driven by the refusal of insurance companies to pay for hospital stays, diagnostic testing and other procedures […]

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Most Senate committees endorse capital improvement proposal, but also ask for some changes in plan >

October 10th, 1996

In late August, the chancellor-appointed University Capital Planning Committee released a draft of its 10-year plan for Pittsburgh campus construction and renovations. Provost James Maher, who chaired the committee, asked various faculty, staff and student groups for their reactions to the plan. Maher will get plenty of responses from at least one organization, the University […]

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Titusville faculty member labors to give local 19th-century women their rightful place in history >

October 10th, 1996

Until recently, it was possible to tour the Drake Well Museum in Titusville and walk out with the impression that women essentially did not exist in northwestern Pennsylvania during the oil boom days of the mid-19th century. As far as could be determined by the museum's exhibits, towns such as Titusville, Oil City and Pithole […]

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Blood drive set for Oct. 16 >

October 10th, 1996

Pitt staff and faculty will sponsor a blood drive on Oct. 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the first floor galleria of Forbes Quadrangle and the 15th floor conference room of the Biomedical Science Tower. Blood donated during the drive will go to the Central Blood Bank. Last year, Pitt faculty and staff […]

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1st instructional technology grants begin to produce some results >

October 10th, 1996

In April 1995, the Instructional Technology Working Group of the executive committee on academic computing (ECAC) awarded six grants for projects to advance new instructional technology efforts at the University. Totaling about $100,000, the grants were the first in a series of similar grants. They included a video monitoring and recording system for Pitt's Human […]

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Facilities >

October 10th, 1996

Work crews this week began repairing two leaky roofs on the Forbes Avenue side of the William Pitt Union. The work is expected to last several weeks. Construction has been scheduled to minimize interference with campus activity, according to the Office of Facilities Management. However, odors from the hot roofing materials may be noticeable at […]

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Deadline to apply for faculty study abroad grants: Dec. 2 >

October 10th, 1996

The 1997 John G. Bowman Faculty Grants for Study Abroad are now available. The 10 grants of $1,000 each are funded by an endowment in memory of Bowman, who served as Pitt chancellor from 1921 to 1945. Bowman conceived, planned and worked to fund construction of the Cathedral of Learning. He also established the Nationality […]

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Bigelow block to re-open next week after test closing >

October 10th, 1996

Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union will reopen to vehicular traffic sometime prior to midnight on Oct. 15. Bob Harkins, director of Pitt's Office of Parking and Transportation, could not say exactly when the concrete barriers blocking the street would be removed, but urged students, faculty and staff to […]

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Two University Press books nominated for major awards >

October 10th, 1996

Two works of poetry published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series have been named finalists for major literary prizes. "The Crack in Everything" by Alicia Suskin Ostriker has been named a National Book Award finalist. "The Art of Drowning" by Billy Collins is a finalist for the Lenore […]

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