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Volume 29 Issue 9

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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Scanlon named interim head of Pitt's Greensburg campus >

January 9th, 1997

Norman W. Scanlon, vice president for academic affairs at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG), has been appointed interim president of UPG. Scanlon replaces George Chambers, who retired Dec. 31 after serving as president of UPG for 16 years. In his letter of appointment, Provost James Maher said that the confidence Scanlon's colleagues place in his judgment […]

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Market pressures bring change to university presses, but scholarly titles remain dominant >

January 9th, 1997

Publish or perish is a cliche in academia. But like many cliches, it is rooted in truth. Several participants at a recent workshop on balancing work and family conducted by Pitt's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, for example, were faculty members overwhelmed by the need to publish their work while at the same time sustain […]

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