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Volume 29 Issue 4

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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Assembly wants some emphasis on the arts in capital improvement plan >

October 10th, 1996

Faculty Assembly is urging the University Capital Planning Committee to find a place for the arts in the committee's 10-year plan for Pittsburgh campus construction and renovation. As part of the University Senate response to the proposed plan, the Assembly on Oct. 1 unanimously approved the following motion: "Whereas the University has a responsibility to […]

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University Press offices moving >

October 10th, 1996

By the end of October, the University of Pittsburgh Press will vacate its cramped quarters in Ruskin Hall and move into leased office space at 3347 Forbes Ave. "It's not luxurious by any means but it's clean and it's new and it's a big improvement over our current space," said University Press Director Cynthia Miller. […]

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What's in a name? A lot, according to Pitt psychology prof's research >

October 10th, 1996

Forget all those ABC News, New York Times and CNN polls. If popularity of first names is the criteria, presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole are running virtually neck-and-neck, says Herbert Barry, a faculty member in Pitt's psychology department and one of the leading authorities on names. Actually, when it comes to first names […]

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Brit scribe accuses U.S. press of vindictiveness, political incest >

October 10th, 1996

Martin Walker, the urbane and ubiquitous British journalist, spoke to a Frick Fine Arts auditorium audience Oct. 7 about adultery, conspiracy, illegal drug use and incest. Walker writes about politics, so those subjects were bound to come up. But he apologized for raising a really offensive topic — journalistic ethics, which Walker regretfully called an […]

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Pitt looks for ways to improve quality and diversity of undergrads >

October 10th, 1996

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jack L. Daniel is a man with a mission: By mid-way through the spring semester, he plans to inventory all of Pitt's minority student programs; consult with the people who administer those programs; consider the internal and external constraints on recruiting and retaining minority students (especially African-Americans); compare notes with […]

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NUREMBERG >

October 10th, 1996

Henry King was a small-town mayor in Connecticut who enjoyed discussing political issues at the dinner table. One night in May 1935 he posed this question to his wife and two children: How do you stop war? His family was stumped. After a silence, King proclaimed: "The people don't want wars. It's their leaders who […]

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Patricia Lynch >

October 10th, 1996

Patricia Lynch, a member of the staff of the University from 1948 until she retired in 1987, died Oct. 6, 1996. She served as secretary or executive assistant to the dean for three deans in the School of Nursing. From 1954 to 1966, she was on the staff of the vice chancellor–Health Professions. Memorial contributions […]

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