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Volume 29 Issue 9

Public relations, publications to be rejoined under new administrator >

January 9th, 1997

In an effort to improve Pitt public relations and marketing, the administration will merge the University's Office of Communications and Department of University Relations and hire a new administrator to oversee those operations. Pitt has retained a New York City-based executive search firm, Heyman Associates, Inc., to recruit candidates for the new position, to be […]

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Rx for a balanced life: Give equally to needs of work, family–and self >

January 9th, 1997

The kids want to go to the mall. Your mother needs somebody to pick up her prescription. That report you've been working on for a week is due in three days and one person you need to talk to still hasn't returned your phone call. And there is not a single piece of clean clothing […]

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Language departments not being merged, but cooperative ventures under discussion to save money >

January 9th, 1997

To help cope with tight budgets and possible cuts in faculty, the chairpersons of Pitt's foreign languages departments are working on a plan to combine some of their units' activities. "Basically, the FAS [Faculty of Arts and Sciences] dean's office has asked us to come up with creative ways of improving our efficiency, especially administratively," […]

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Skin cancer screenings offered >

January 9th, 1997

The dermatology department will provide free skin cancer screenings on Jan. 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Falk Clinic. No appointment is necessary. Although exposure to the sun is the main cause of skin cancer, it is not the only cause, according to Arthur Rhodes, director of UPMC's pigment lesion […]

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Student Affairs, CIS shifted to Provost area >

January 9th, 1997

In a move that Pitt senior administrators say will boost the University's educational mission, two key offices — Student Affairs and Computing and Information Services (CIS) — began reporting this week to Provost James Maher. Student Affairs formerly reported to the Chancellor's office. CIS used to report to the Office of Business. In a Jan. […]

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New scanners on PAT buses in U-Zone programmed to identify valid PittCards >

January 9th, 1997

Starting this month, the Office of Parking and Transportation plans to begin testing scanners programmed to accept the new PittCard identification card on Port Authority Transit (PAT) buses operating in the U-Zone. The change is expected to speed service and allow PAT drivers to immediately deny a ride to persons who do not possess a […]

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Jan. 13 last day for UW pledges >

January 9th, 1997

Members of the University community still have until Monday, Jan. 13, to turn in their pledge cards for Pitt's 1996 United Way campaign and have their contribution count as part of the University's giving total. This year's goal is $435,000, about 5 percent over 1995's final total. To date, Pitt's 1996 United Way campaign has […]

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Pitt to coordinate patient registry >

January 9th, 1997

Pitt has been chosen to coordinate the National EECP Patient Registry, which will collect and analyze data on patients who have received Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP). EECP is a noninvasive treatment for chest pain called angina pectoris, which results from a lack of oxygenated blood flow to the heart muscle. Nearly seven million Americans suffer […]

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Harris named head football coach >

January 9th, 1997

Ohio State quarterbacks coach Walt Harris was named Pitt's 33rd head football coach last month. Harris, 50, continued his duties at Ohio State through the Buckeyes' Rose Bowl victory on New Year's Day but began assembling his Pitt staff and recruiting last month. His first appointments were assistant coaches Curt Cignetti, Bob Junko, Steve Mooshagian, […]

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Carol Carter >

January 9th, 1997

University Times: How would you characterize the current state of Pitt fundraising? Carter: Pitt's fundraising program is certainly long-established and has a good history to it. Like any program, it's had ups and downs. But I think Pitt has a lot of untapped potential, and there are many people who are waiting to see how […]

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