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Volume 29 Issue 5

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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Heinz Chapel Choir concert tickets to go on sale >

October 24th, 1996

Tickets for the Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas concerts will go on sale Nov. 4. A total of 400 seats will be available on the main floor and 45 in the balcony for each concert. Concerts will be performed on Dec. 2 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. General admission […]

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Capital plan is not carved in stone, committee members emphasize >

October 24th, 1996

The draft report of the University Capital Planning Committee lists $361 million worth of renovation and construction projects that the committee recommends Pitt undertake over the next decade. The document emphasizes renovating existing facilities, addressing the University's backlog of deferred maintenance projects, and improving student housing, athletics and recreation facilities. But during an Oct. 16 […]

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New housing planned near Trees >

October 24th, 1996

Hundreds of new housing units could become available to Oakland residents, including graduate students and other members of the Pitt community, by the end of the century. The apartments and townhouses will replace the Allequippa Terrace public housing project near Trees Hall. Realtors Beacon/Corcoran Jennison Partners will be the developers, working with the Pittsburgh Housing […]

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