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Volume 29 Issue 14

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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Two University publications win awards >

March 20th, 1997

Two Pitt publications have received 1997 Renaissance Awards from the Pittsburgh chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Pitt Magazine received an Award of Excellence (first place) in the External Publications/three or more colors category, and University of Pittsburgh Research Review received a Merit Award (second place) in the External Publications/one- to two-color category. […]

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Staff with degrees may join Pitt's commencement processsion April 27 >

March 20th, 1997

Degreed University staff are invited to join the procession of faculty and graduating students at Pitt's annual commencement convocation on April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Civic Arena. Academic regalia is required to take part in the procession and can be ordered from The Book Center. Staff interested in attending the commencement ceremony should […]

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Medical school graduate compiles history of Pitt-trained doctors' contributions in WWII >

March 20th, 1997

D-Day was three hours old when James George waded out of the icy waters of the English Channel into the hell of Utah Beach. Everywhere around the graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shells were crashing, men were screaming and running wildly in every direction. A few men who could not stand […]

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Search for Greensburg president is progressing >

March 20th, 1997

A total of 81 applications and nominations from throughout the country have been received for the presidency of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The deadline for submitting applications and nominations was March 1. The search committee, headed by Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management Robert Pack, currently is checking references on candidates it has […]

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