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Volume 29 Issue 12

UPB, UPG join new NCAA Division III conference >

February 20th, 1997

Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) and Bradford campus (UPB) are two of six charter members of the newly formed National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III conference. Other members of what has been dubbed the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference include La Roche College, Penn State-Behrend, Frostburg State in Maryland and Lake Erie College in Ohio. The […]

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Pitt professor solves medieval mystery of Florence cathedral >

February 20th, 1997

The origins of the first cathedral of Florence, Italy, predecessor of the present day Cathedral of St. Maria del Fiore, are so fogged in obscurity that Florentines themselves gave up hope of solving the problem almost six and a half centuries ago. In 1353, while the Cathedral of St. Maria del Fiore was being constructed […]

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Pitt's bond rating improves >

February 20th, 1997

Two bond agencies have raised credit ratings for Pitt. Moody's Investor Service has given the University an "A1" rating, while Standard and Poor's Corp. has assigned Pitt an "AA" rating. Since 1992, both had listed Pitt's rating as "A." The higher rating means Pitt can borrow money at lower interest rates. The agencies based their […]

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Faculty, staff, students expected to retain trustees' committee membership, but without vote >

February 20th, 1997

Faculty, staff and students could continue to attend meetings of Board of Trustees' committees as "representatives" — but no longer as voting members — under a proposal that trustees are scheduled to consider at this morning's board meeting. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. in the William Pitt Union's Assembly Room. If the board approves […]

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University exceeds 1995 United Way total this year >

February 20th, 1997

Pitt missed its goal for this year's United Way campaign, but still managed to beat last year's total by more than $5,000, making the campaign one of the best in University history. Campaign organizers had been hoping to collect $435,000. Instead, they ended up with a total of $421,195, which still was more than any […]

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Winners selected for new staff award; faculty teaching, research, public service awardees named >

February 20th, 1997

Winners of the 1997 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research, Public Service Awards for faculty were announced last week, along with recipients of the new Chancellor's Award for Excellence for University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees. Each faculty honoree receives a $2,000 cash prize and $3,000 to support his or her work. The staff excellence award carries with […]

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Ground-water Web site a "hit" in environmental technology field >

February 20th, 1997

What World Wide Web site is getting more than 20,000 hits per month – and climbing – but does not contain the word "erotica?" Answer: The Ground Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center page. Or, as it is more commonly known in the environmental business, GWRTAC. "It's going fabulously," said Ed Berkey, president of the Center […]

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Governor's recommended hike doesn't necessarily translate into corresponding Pitt pay increase >

February 20th, 1997

Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed 1997-98 budget recommends a 2 percent increase in Pitt's state appropriation. But that would not necessarily translate into a 2 percent salary raise for Pitt employees, Staff Association Council President Brian Hart told SAC Feb. 12. "It's far, far too early to even get into a discussion of what anticipated raises […]

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The EYE of a CAMERA >

February 20th, 1997

University photographer Herb Ferguson retired Feb. 1 after 33 years at Pitt. One of his higher priority projects, he said, will be sorting through the approximately 300,000 photos and slides he has taken over the years. Many of those shots have appeared in Pitt recruiting brochures, academic bulletins, sports publications, Pitt Magazine, the University telephone […]

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