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Volume 29 Issue 4

Hamlisch to be honored at UPMC-sponsored event >

October 10th, 1996

Marvin Hamlisch, principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will be honored at the 10th anniversary celebration of Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) on Oct. 26. Freddie Fu, director of Pitt's Center for Sports Medicine and honorary chair of the event, will present Hamlisch with CEO's first humanitarian award. CEO is a non-profit organization that […]

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New CGS dean tackles problems of low enrollment, transformation of General Studies' mission >

October 10th, 1996

Robert L. Carter, the new dean of Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS), earned all three of his academic degrees — B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. — in classics. He's spent much of his academic life studying the words and deeds of ancient heroes. And the hero with whom he most identifies is Hannibal. The great […]

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Painstakingly reproducing Stephen Foster's sketchbook >

October 10th, 1996

Songwriter Stephen Foster's sketchbook is considered one of the most important 19th-century American music manuscripts in existence, according to Deane Root, director of the Stephen Foster Memorial, where the sketchbook is housed. To make it more readily available to those interested in historical material, Root and photographer Jim Burke from the Center for Instructional Development […]

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Joint Pitt-CMU Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition schedules opening celebration Oct. 11 >

October 10th, 1996

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint project of Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, will have a grand opening celebration for its new facilities tomorrow, Oct. 11. The opening will begin with a discussion of "Dialogs in Cognitive Neuroscience: Research Themes of the CNBC" at 3 p.m. in the Mellon Institute […]

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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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