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Volume 29 Issue 14

Grant given to educate public about genetic testing, counseling >

March 20th, 1997

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to increase public awareness about genetic testing, counseling and services. UPMC will use the funds to develop educational materials related to hereditary diseases and stimulate discussion on the need for policies to safeguard individuals from misuse of genetic […]

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Compromise struck on Bigelow block >

March 20th, 1997

The battle of Bigelow Boulevard is over. And after all of the shouts, threats and studies, it ended in a compromise. Sometime this fall, the city will begin a $500,000 to $750,000 redesign of Bigelow between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union that should make the street a lot more pedestrian friendly. […]

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Bicycle lockers available for rent >

March 20th, 1997

Warmer weather soon will bring an increase in bicycle and motorcycle traffic to Pitt. Parking for both vehicles is available at various locations around campus, according to the Department of Parking and Transportation. Motorcycle parking cost $20 a semester. Motorists with a valid daily parking permit also can pick up a motorcycle permit from the […]

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Zoffer to chair Health Sciences search group >

March 20th, 1997

HJ. Zoffer, dean emeritus of the Katz Graduate School of Business, will chair the search for a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. "Jerry brings to everything that he does high levels of energy, enthusiasm and organization as well as a recruiter's touch," Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council March 17. "I'm very glad […]

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Schwarzkopf to speak at scholarship dinner >

March 20th, 1997

Desert Storm commander General H. Norman Schwarz-kopf, U.S. Army retired, will speak at the annual Pitt Ambassador Scholarship dinner on April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. Schwarzkopf will speak on "Leadership: From the War Room to the Boardroom." The Pitt Ambassadors Program is a partnership between the University and area […]

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Annual report on University faculty salaries released >

March 20th, 1997

Pitt's Office of Institutional Research (OIR) released its annual Faculty Salary Increase Report last week. And, as usual, the numbers require some explanation. For example: Every Pitt school (except the medical school, which has its own salary raise policy) received a 3.5 percent increase in salary funds for the current fiscal year — 2.5 percent […]

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Kuntu's final production of season runs March 20-April 5 >

March 20th, 1997

Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre will end its current season, A Celebration of Women, with Shirley M. Hard-Leonard's play "Miss Dessa." Directed by Eileen J. Morris of the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Tex., the play is a humorous, warm-hearted story about a teacher who works with students and gang members. Karla Washington plays Miss Dessa, a […]

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