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Volume 29 Issue 8

Pitt plans to replace 3 financial systems with on-line Oracle system >

December 5th, 1996

By July 1, Pitt plans to replace three of its 1960s-vintage financial systems — general ledger, accounts payable, and purchasing — with a modern, on-line system called Oracle. Arthur G. Ramicone, associate vice chancellor for Budget and Administration, said, "Basically, if you get down to the nuts and bolts of what Oracle is going to […]

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Grant money available for computer demo projects >

December 5th, 1996

The Instructional Technology Work- ing Group of the Executive Committee on Academic Computing (ECAC) has grant money available for five demonstration projects to increase the use of computers for instructional purposes at Pitt. Funds for the projects have been allocated by the Office of the Provost. Details on all of the projects and how to […]

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Committee to submit names of six in Institutional Advancement VC search >

December 5th, 1996

By the end of next week, the search committee for a new vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement — Pitt's chief fundraiser — plans to recommend six candidates for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's consideration. Among the six will be Bruce A. Loessin, who held the job (then called the vice president for University Relations and Development) from […]

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Coach Majors steps down >

December 5th, 1996

Pitt Athletics Director Steve Pederson is expected to name a successor to head football coach John Majors as early as next week. Majors, who had one of the longest tenures among active college football coaches in the nation, announced his resignation on Nov. 25. As a coach, Majors amassed 184 wins, tying him with former […]

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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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