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Volume 29 Issue 5

Council defeats effort to remove University's name from UPMC >

October 24th, 1996

A motion proposing to take the "UP" out of "UPMC" was pronounced dead at the Oct. 14 Senate Council meeting. Council members voted overwhelmingly against the motion, which was first proposed at Council's May 13 meeting by linguistics professor Christina Paulston. Her motion called on Senate Council to urge Pitt administrators and trustees to take […]

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State sending mixed signals on funding for higher education >

October 24th, 1996

Recipe for predicting how much money Pitt will get from the state next year: First, place one tea leaf in a cup of water… "It's a very uncertain picture. We're trying to read tea leaves, to some extent," Pitt's director of Commonwealth Relations, Ann Dykstra, told the University Senate budget policies committee Oct. 18. Predicting […]

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UPMC gets 20 % investment in SecurityBlue Medicare HMO >

October 24th, 1996

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Blue Shield have signed an agreement giving UPMC a 20 percent investment in the SecurityBlue Medicare HMO. The agreement is one of a number of collaborations between the two. UPMC provides specialty care services in Blue Cross Primary Care Centers and UPMC […]

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Correction >

October 24th, 1996

Herbert Barry is a faculty member in pharmaceutical science in the School of Pharmacy. An incorrect department was given in a story in the Oct. 10 issue of the University Times.

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Wylie named interim controller >

October 24th, 1996

Assistant Controller Douglas W. Wylie has been named as the interim replacement for Controller and Assistant Treasurer William G. Laird. Laird will leave Pitt at the end of October to become assistant vice president for finance at Carnegie Mellon University. Arthur G. Ramicone, interim vice chancellor for Finance, said it hasn't been determined yet when […]

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Robert Hingson >

October 24th, 1996

Robert Hingson, 83, former professor of public health in Pitt's School of Medicine and chief anesthesiologist at Magee Women's Hospital, died Oct. 9 in Lake City, Fla., from complications of polymyocetis. Hingson also was founder of the Pittsburgh-based The Brother's Brother Foundation, a volunteer, interfaith group dedicated to linking America's resources to global health care […]

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Noted historian to speak at Pitt Nov. 6 >

October 24th, 1996

When it comes to historians, few names are better known than that of Eric Hobsbawm, professor emeritus at the University of London and the New School of Social Research in New York City. Hobsbawm's books "The Age of Revolution," "The Age of Capital," "The Age of Empire" and, most recently, "The Age of Extremes: A […]

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Robert C. Alberts >

October 24th, 1996

Pittsburgh historian Robert C. Alberts, author of the University's bicentennial history, "Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787-1987," died Oct. 8 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 89 years old. Alberts began writing books in 1965 after taking an early retirement as vice president of the public relations firm of Ketchum MacLeod […]

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School of Education gets training grant >

October 24th, 1996

Pitt's School of Education has received a $240,000 grant from The Grable Foundation to update a computer lab used in the training of school administrators. Located in the School of Education, the facility has 40 stations, multi-media capability and uses Windows 95 to teach school administrators how to improve the day-to-day management of their schools […]

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Paul H. Masoner >

October 24th, 1996

University Professor and former School of Education Dean Paul H. Masoner, who was credited with helping to "internationalize" the education school and the University as a whole, died Oct. 15. He was 88. With Masoner as dean from 1955 to 1972, the education school grew from 42 to 225 faculty members. He was instrumental in […]

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