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Volume 29 Issue 22

Unseam'd company: Performing Shakespeare and other great plays in a more contemporary manner >

July 10th, 1997

In 1994, the Unseam'd Shakespeare Co. was formed by a group of Pitt graduate students, and other local theatre people, with the idea of "unseaming" the great plays of the world, particularly those of Shakespeare. By "unseaming," the company means performing the plays in a less formal, more contemporary manner than what is usually offered. […]

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House bill would end tax exempt status for TIAA-CREF >

July 10th, 1997

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a reconciliation tax bill that would end TIAA-CREF's tax exemption and would impose a tax of up to 1/2 percent on the pension fund's assets of about $90 billion. If the bill becomes law, according to TIAA-CREF, the fund could be faced with a tax bill of $250 […]

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2 weight-lifting officers bring back gold from police Olympics >

July 10th, 1997

When Pitt police officer Dominick Sciulli began lifting weights in October, he was interested in one thing ≠ controlling his weight. Normally, Sciulli, 25, tips the scales at about 300 pounds. But a serious ankle injury he received in the 1993 blue/gold football game robbed him of the ability to exercise for months and at […]

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Pitt, UPMC will be more separate >

July 10th, 1997

It's not a divorce, but Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) are growing apart. At the Pitt Board of Trustees' June 26 meeting, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced a restructuring of the University-UPMCS relationship that will create a greater distinction between the two institutions. The changes include the following: * Pitt will […]

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Connolly re-elected head of board >

July 10th, 1997

The Board of Trustees re- elected J. W. Connolly to a third consecutive one-year term as chairperson. Connolly, retired senior vice president of the H.J. Heinz Co., has chaired Pitt's board since June 1995. The board also elected seven new members, re-elected six whose terms were expiring and changed one trustee's designation. In addition, the […]

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FY98 budget includes 3 percent increase in compensation pool >

July 10th, 1997

Pitt trustees adopted a University operating budget of $855.1 million for the fiscal year that began July 1. The budget includes a fall tuition increase of 4.5 percent for in-state students and 5.5 percent for out-of-state students. The exception is undergraduate tuition in the engineering school, which will remain frozen to bring Pitt's rates into […]

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Faculty Assembly endorses early retirement plan; some criticize administration's slowness to act >

July 10th, 1997

Pitt's administration will have only itself to blame if the University continues to go without a faculty early retirement program, or if a new program isn't lucrative enough to entice many professors into retiring, Faculty Assembly members said this week. On June 20, the Faculty Early Retirement Bonus Plan Committee delivered its final report to […]

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Take heart: Pitt making advances in developing permanent artificial organ >

July 10th, 1997

Pitt trustees took a break from budgets, reorganizations and quasi-endowments to hear about a medical wonder in the making. Bartley P. Griffith, director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, reported on the center's efforts to create the first permanent, portable replacement for a human heart: the University […]

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amelia >

July 10th, 1997

Donald Goldstein hopes his new biography of Amelia Earhart won't follow its subject's example and vanish without a trace. "I just hope we sell some copies of the damn thing," Goldstein growled during an interview at Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, where he is a professor. Contemplating the unlit Phillies Titan cigar […]

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