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Volume 29 Issue 17

Pitt works out deal with WTAE for commercials >

May 1st, 1997

If you're a WTAE-TV Action News watcher, you've probably seen the recent series of commercials showcasing Pitt's contributions to the community. If you're the budget-conscious type, you may have wondered: So how much is this costing the University? The answer seems to be: not a whole lot, or at least not as much as it […]

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Committee examining relationship between Pitt, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System >

May 1st, 1997

If you can offer insights into the relationship between Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS), a new University Senate committee wants to talk with you — confidentially, if you'd prefer. The committee is studying whether the University's academic mission is compatible with the business goals of UPMCS, which is a separate […]

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City still has no timetable for Bigelow block construction >

May 1st, 1997

It has been almost two months since the compromise between the city and Pitt over Bigelow Boulevard was struck, but a timetable for construction still has not been set. Instead of closing Bigelow between Forbes and Fifth avenues, as the University had wanted, the compromise calls for the street to be narrowed from 60 to […]

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Pitt, UPMCD, UPMCS: Keeping it all straight is difficult >

May 1st, 1997

The relationships between Pitt, its University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division (UPMCD) and the separate corporation called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) are so complex that even Pitt's Board of Trustees was fuzzy about them. So last year, the board's health sciences committee undertook a special project to trace the histories of […]

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UPG sponsors children's literature conference >

May 1st, 1997

Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) will sponsor a children's literature conference on May 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will consist of several workshop sessions, lunch and lectures by children's book author Louis Sachar. Among his works are "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom," "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes" and "Wayside School Gets […]

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Probable cause found in discrimination suit against Pitt >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission late last month found probable cause that Pitt discriminated against a former law school faculty member by refusing to extend health care benefits to her same-sex partner. Deborah Henson, who left Pitt in April 1996 to become a judicial clerk with the Louisiana Supreme Court, filed the discrimination suit against […]

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UPT joins athletic conference >

May 1st, 1997

Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) will join the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) for the 1997-98 athletic season, Peter Jerebko, UPT athletics director, announced. UPT restored its intercollegiate sports program last year after an eight-year hiatus. It fielded a men's basketball team and a women's volleyball team. WPCC currently sponsors league competition in seven sports. UPT […]

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