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Volume 29 Issue 12

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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Vote expected on historic status of Pa. Hall, Mineral Industries >

February 20th, 1997

The Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission is expected to vote on the proposed designation of Pennsylvania Hall and the Mineral Industries Building as historic landmarks on March 14 at its 1 p.m. session in the conference room of 200 Ross Street. A hearing by the commission on the nomination of the two buildings was conducted on […]

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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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