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Volume 29 Issue 12

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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Faculty, staff members named to health science search committee >

February 20th, 1997

Faculty and staff groups have named their representatives to the search committee for a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. Staff Association Council leaders chose SAC vice president Richard Colwell as the staff representative on the search committee. Colwell is an electrical specialist in the School of Engineering. Faculty elected by ballot to represent […]

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Venango County medical center affiliates with UPMC >

February 20th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has signed an affiliation agreement with Northwest Medical Center in Venango County. The affiliation does not involve either a merger or an acquisition. Northwest will remain an independent health care system. The agreement calls for the two organizations to develop a strategic plan that will identify possible cooperative […]

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Edward J. Forrest >

February 20th, 1997

Edward J. Forrest, who served as dean of Pitt's School of Dental Medicine from 1961 to 1983, died Feb. 11, 1997, of cancer. He was 79. A resident of Sewickley, Forrest brought numerous changes to the School of Dental Medicine during his tenure as dean, including an exchange program with 28 countries that has become […]

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UPMC, Passavant expected to merge >

February 20th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Passavant Hospital in McCandless Township have signed a letter of intent to merge. Under the agreement, which is expected to be completed this summer, Passavant Hospital will remain an independent entity within the UPMC system. The partnership is designed to expand health-related services, facilities and programs in […]

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T. Terry Hayashi >

February 20th, 1997

T. Terry Hayashi, former chairperson of obstetrics and gynecology in Pitt's School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Hospital, died Feb. 7 of cancer. A resident of O'Hara Township, Hayashi, 75, joined the Pitt faculty in 1965 after 10 years at the Temple University School of Medicine. He served as chair of obstetrics and gynecology in the […]

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Lecture to focus on higher education >

February 20th, 1997

"Digital Diploma Mills: The Commodification of Higher Education" will be the subject of a lecture by David Noble on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. A visiting professor of history at the University of Toronto, Noble has written extensively on the influence of corporations and the military on universities since […]

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Pitt is ranked 25th in new study of public research universities >

February 20th, 1997

Pitt ranked 25th among public universities and is a "rising star" among them, according to a new study that claims to be the first to use objective — rather than "soft," reputation-based — data to rate U.S. research universities. The study findings are detailed in the book, "The Rise of American Research Universities: Elites and […]

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