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Volume 29 Issue 14

Upcoming SAC events announced >

March 20th, 1997

A number of upcoming events of interest to the University community were announced at Staff Association Council's (SAC) March 12 meeting. They include: * The annual Wellness Fair on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. The fair will include aerobic, fitness boxing and dance demonstrations, and […]

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Blood drive, bone marrow typing set >

March 20th, 1997

Pitt students will sponsor a blood drive and bone marrow typing on March 24 from noon to 5:45 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Victoria Hall. The drive is being sponored by the School of Medicine's chapter of the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, the School of Nursing's chapter of the Nursing Students of […]

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Senate panelists decline to make any predictions about future of health care benefits at University >

March 20th, 1997

With the U.S. medical insurance industry changing at a near-frenzied pace, panelists at yesterday's University Senate discussion of Pitt employee health benefits would not predict how those benefits will shape up when the University's current, exclusive contract with Highmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield expires at the end of June 1998. "I don't think any of us […]

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Earlier than usual okay of state budget & appropriation expected >

March 20th, 1997

Will Republican Gov. Tom Ridge and the Republican-dominated General Assembly agree on a 1997-98 budget in record time? The state's fiscal year (like Pitt's) begins July 1, although budget negotiations have been known to drag on into the autumn. This year, though, Harrisburg observers are predicting that the legislature will approve Ridge's uncontroversial, a-little-something-for-everyone budget […]

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Commission votes against historic designation for two Pitt buildings >

March 20th, 1997

The Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission has voted against recommending that Pennsylvania Hall and the Mineral Industries Building be designated as historic structures. The 4-0 vote came at the commission's March 14 meeting. The nomination, which was opposed by Pitt, will now go to the City Planning Commission, which within a month is expected to consider […]

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UPB prof using 45,600 Hostess cupcakes to teach — art history?? >

March 20th, 1997

What do the pyramids of ancient Egypt, an apple on a podium by Yoko Ono and Pope Julius II's support of Michelangelo during the Renaissance have in common? The answer will be on display in the gallery of Hanley Library on Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) for one week beginning March 24. It will appear in […]

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Pitt begins self-study of athletics' compliance with NCAA rules >

March 20th, 1997

For the next year, about 50 members of the University community will evaluate the Pitt athletics department's compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and principles of program governance, academic and fiscal integrity, and commitment to gender and racial equity. The self-study is the first step in a new certification process for NCAA Division […]

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ECAC, ITSC, CUC: Pitt needs to clearly delineate duties of its various computer committees >

March 20th, 1997

How does the Executive Committee Academic Computing (ECAC) relate to the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC)? And how do they both fit in with the University Senate computer usage committee (CUC)? Pitt needs to more clearly delineate the duties of its alphabet soup of computing committees, subcommittees and working groups, according to some faculty members […]

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Pitt, local businesses cooperating to revitalize commercial district >

March 20th, 1997

Pitt and neighboring businesses are working together on a BID to revitalize Oakland's commercial district. A BID (business improvement district) is an authority that provides security, litter control, marketing and other services beyond those provided by city government. The city, in turn, agrees to maintain its existing services, such as street cleaning and trash collection. […]

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