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Volume 29 Issue 16

Pitt Scouts for Food drive runs to April 28 >

April 17th, 1997

Three years ago, the Pitt Scouts for Food drive was bringing in 8,000 to 9,000 units of food annually. Two years ago, thanks largely to the coordinating efforts of Karen Valauri, director of Student Activities for the College of General Studies, the drive brought in 50,000 units. Last year, the Pitt Volunteer Pool took over […]

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House votes for tuition cap with steep penalty for exceeding limit >

April 17th, 1997

When Gov. Tom Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's state appropriation by 2 percent ($2.97 million) under his proposed 1997-98 budget, University administrators complained that the amount was significantly less than what Pitt will need next year. But they thanked Ridge for proposing to increase Pitt's budget with no strings attached in the form of the state's […]

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UPJ conference center wins award >

April 17th, 1997

The Conference Center at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) has been given the 1997 Outstanding Institutional Achievement Award of the Association of Conference and Events Directors-International (ACED-I). Conference Center director Charles Salem, assistant director Christian Stumpf and graduate assistant Dennis Horner accepted the international award at ACED-I's annual meeting last month in Seattle. The award recognizes […]

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Senate committee to examine relationship between School of Medicine and UPMCS >

April 17th, 1997

Is the academic mission of Pitt's School of Medicine compatible with the business goals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS)? University Senate leaders have formed a committee of seven senior Pitt professors to examine that question. "It's not that we're assuming they [Pitt and UPMCS] are incompatible," said Senate Vice President Nathan […]

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UPJ told to re-open vice president search >

April 17th, 1997

The committee searching for a new Johnstown campus vice president for academic affairs has opted to re-open its search next fall, after being told by Provost James Maher that its recent search failed to meet Pitt affirmative action guidelines. Maher gave UPJ the option of extending the search through the summer or re-opening it in […]

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Nominations for SAC due by noon, April 20 >

April 17th, 1997

Saturday, April 20, at noon is the deadline for nominations for membership on Pitt's Staff Association Council (SAC). The membership election is set for the May 14 SAC meeting at noon in 2M/2P56 Forbes Quadrangle. Since there are normally more vacancies on SAC than candidates, nominees are routinely appointed to a seat. SAC officers will […]

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Salman Rushdie shares insights in tightly guarded lecture on campus >

April 17th, 1997

Prior to his April 9 visit here, the last time Salman Rushdie was on the Pittsburgh campus was in 1987 for a literary conference – "in slightly less security-conscious times," the author quipped. Specifically, it was two years before the publication of Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses," which the fundamentalist Islamic government of Iran condemned […]

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Senate election features >

April 17th, 1997

The race for University Senate president this year features three long-time Pitt professors who represent all of the Senate's academic divisions: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the professional schools and the Health Sciences. Keith A. McDuffie, a professor in the FAS Hispanic languages and literatures department, is running for a third consecutive one-year […]

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