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Volume 29 Issue 8

Balanced approach is key to holiday eating >

December 5th, 1996

A flexible attitude combined with a touch of creativity, a little movement and a little laughter are the keys to a healthy and happy holiday season. And there is no need to count calories or forego any of the goodies that make their appearance around Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's. "Change the way you think," […]

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University Archives >

December 5th, 1996

Before there was the Pitt Panther, there was the Pitt urchin. At least the boy wearing a bowler hat and holding a sign with "mascot" on it in a photograph of the University's 1890 football team brings to mind an urchin. Most likely he was a team member's younger brother or another student. The panther […]

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Pitt United Way drive continues to Dec. 31 >

December 5th, 1996

Pitt's 1996 United Way campaign has collected approximately $280,000 to date. The amount is about equal to last year's total at the same point in the campaign. This year's goal for the United Way campaign is $435,000, an increase of about 5 percent over 1995's final total. Campaign coordinator Dolores Vojta, a staff member in […]

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Toy drive here ends Dec. 6 >

December 5th, 1996

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's annual Toys for Tots Drive to provide toys for underprivileged children will end on campus tomorrow, Dec. 6. Toy bins for contributions are located in Forbes Quad near the main elevators; 615 William Pitt Union and the information desk; Roy Rogers in the Cathedral of Learning, and the main entrances […]

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Paul Dowd >

December 5th, 1996

Paul Dowd, professor of chemistry, died of cancer Nov. 21, 1996, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was 60. Dowd joined the Pitt chemistry faculty in 1970. He was named a full professor in 1977. He regularly taught undergraduate organic chemistry and honors organic chemistry. During his Pitt tenure, Dowd was adviser to […]

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Orientation set for new TAs/TFs >

December 5th, 1996

Approximately 60 new TAs and TFs are expected to attend the New TA/TF Orientation Program on Jan. 10 (snow date: Jan. 14) in 2M56 Forbes Quad. The event will include welcoming remarks, workshops and brief presentations by representatives of the Writing Center, Disability Resources & Services, the Counseling Center and Learning Skills Center introducing "Services […]

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Nicklas memorial service set for Dec. 10 >

December 5th, 1996

A memorial service for John B. Nicklas Jr. will be held in Heinz Chapel at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10. Nicklas, who died Nov. 25 at the age of 97, was a former Pitt trustee and the first president of the Pitt Golden Panthers. Immediately following the memorial service, family members will receive friends at […]

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Child Development office celebrates 10th anniversary >

December 5th, 1996

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) marked its 10th anniversary on Nov. 24 with a celebration at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum on the North Side. Among the guests at the event were Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis, State Rep. Ron Cowell and Allegheny County Commissioner Robert […]

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UPB vice president resigns position >

December 5th, 1996

Stan Heckathorn, vice president for Business Affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB), has resigned his post effective Dec. 31. Heckathorn is leaving UPB for a management position with a new software company with offices in New Hampshire and California. "Stan has shepherded the college through tremendous growth and development," said UPB President Richard McDowell. "His […]

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Dinner honors UPG president >

December 5th, 1996

Nearly 200 faculty, staff and administrators from Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) attended a dinner on Nov. 22 honoring UPG President George Chambers, who will retire on Dec. 31. During Chamber's 16 years at UPG, the campus launched a building program that resulted in the construction of the Robertshaw and College Hall dormitories, the Student Center, […]

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