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Volume 29 Issue 5

Jazz Seminar set for Oct. 29-Nov. 2 >

October 24th, 1996

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will mark its 26th year Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 with an all-star jazz line-up, a jazz photo exhibit, and the traditional on-campus seminars, brown bag lunches and an outreach program for area school children. Performers will include Herbie Mann, flute; Benny Bailey, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Wallace […]

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Trustees to hear report today on progress toward five goals set in February >

October 24th, 1996

In February, Pitt's Board of Trustees set five goals for the University: "aggressively pursuing excellence" in undergraduate education, improving fundraising and administrative efficiency; maintaining excellence in research; and increasing Pitt's role as a regional economic force through technology transfer. At today's board meeting, 8:30-11 a.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Chancellor Mark A. […]

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Sports Medicine schedules physicals for high school athletes >

October 24th, 1996

Pitt's Center for Sports Medicine will provide physical examinations and musculoskeletal screenings for high school athletes involved in winter sports on Oct. 29 at the Center for Sports Medicine on North Craig Street. Physical examinations are required for all inter-high school sports participants by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). The musculoskeletal screenings, which are […]

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Pitt kicks off United Way campaign >

October 24th, 1996

Pitt's 1996 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 17 with a goal of $435,000, an increase of about 5 percent over last year's total. In announcing the fund drive, Pitt's United Way steering committee chair and Associate Vice Chancellor for Business John DeVitto said he is confident that the University will meet its goal. "I […]

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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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