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Volume 29 Issue 11

March 1 is deadline for UPG campus president applications >

February 6th, 1997

Approximately 65 applications and nominations have been received for the presidency of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The deadline for applications is March 1, according to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search. Following a review of the applications and nominations by the search committee, five to seven candidates will be brought to […]

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Ridge recommends 2% increase for Pitt >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt would receive a 2 percent increase in its current $148.56 million state appropriation under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. In his Feb. 4 budget address, Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's funding by $2.97 million to $151.5 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The University has asked for $163.43 million, which would be […]

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Theatre arts taking Shakespeare to schools >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Department of Theatre Arts Shakespeare-in-the-Schools production of "Hamlet" began touring schools in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia this week and will continue through April 25. Performed by a small company of professional actors using full sets and costumes, the production is specifically designed to engage and cultivate the imaginations of young people. […]

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Provost urges FAS to take planning seriously >

February 6th, 1997

It's time for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) to get serious about developing a creative, long-range plan for improving itself, Provost James Maher said this week. Any such plan must come from FAS itself; the school shouldn't look to Pitt's central administration for answers, according to Maher, who said he is refusing to […]

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Physicals set for high school athletes >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Center for Sports Medicine will provide physical exams and musculoskeletal screenings Feb. 19 at Keystone Oaks High School. Physical exams are required by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) before any student can participate in inter-high school sports. Musculoskeletal screenings, which are not required by the PIAA, include tests of muscle strength and flexibility, […]

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Senate president wants to retain faculty, staff, student votes on Board of Trustees' committees >

February 6th, 1997

University Senate President Keith McDuffie says he will make one last effort to convince Pitt's Board of Trustees to keep faculty, staff and students as voting members of board committees. "Removing faculty, staff and students from those committees would be a step backward in University governance," McDuffie told Faculty Assembly at its Feb. 4 meeting. […]

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Van-call & campus bus drop-offs contribute to night-time safety >

February 6th, 1997

After a two-term test run, the advisory board of Project Safe, the student walking escort service, has voted to discontinue the program. According to Director of Parking and Transportation Bob Harkins, the service was ended due to a lack of use. "While this program has been discontinued, it is important to note that University of […]

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Black History Month events planned >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Black Action Society will celebrate Black History month with its annual African American leadership conference and other events. The leadership conference will be Feb. 14-16. The theme, "Bridging the Gaps Between Us," reflects the belief that progress and the effective use of resources requires unity. The keynote address will be given by Ivan Van […]

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University sets up tax hotline >

February 6th, 1997

The payroll/tax department has established a hotline to answer employee questions about federal income tax forms W-2 and 1042S. The hotline, 624-1860, will remain in operation through April 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To expedite responses, a team has been formed to complete a service request form for each caller. The form will be turned over […]

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Paul Dowd memorial service set >

February 6th, 1997

A memorial service for chemistry professor Paul Dowd will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Heinz Chapel. Dowd, a member of the chemistry faculty since 1970, died Nov. 21, 1996, at the age of 60. A scientific symposium in memory of Dowd also will be held on Feb. 10, beginning at 1:15 […]

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