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Volume 30 Issue 1

Trustees approve purchase of video replay board for Pitt Stadium >

August 28th, 1997

Fans attending Pitt home football games this season won't have to worry about turning their heads and missing a critical play, thanks to a new video replay board at Pitt Stadium. Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the property and facilities committee on July 28 approved the purchase and installation of the L.E.D. Technology […]

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14% increase = record frosh class >

August 28th, 1997

An all-time record freshman enroll- ment of 3,227 students, a 14 percent increase over last year, sent the University scrambling to increase its on-campus housing over the summer. The scramble also left Pitt embarrassed when it was discovered that neither the University nor the contractor hired to add bed-space to Sutherland Hall had obtained building […]

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Physics prof gets DOE award >

August 28th, 1997

Vittorio Paolone, associate professor of physics, has been awarded an "Outstanding Junior Investigator Award" by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Division of High Energy Physics. The award is one of only five given this year by the DOE. Such awards are given to promising non-tenured physicists who demonstrate significant contributions to high-energy physics and […]

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TIAA loses tax exemption >

August 28th, 1997

Congress giveth and Congress taketh away. While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were patting themselves on the back for the tax cuts contained in the budget bill signed by President Clinton on Aug. 5, they also quietly were adding to the tax burden of over two million faculty and staff at […]

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ACS grant applications due Oct. 1 >

August 28th, 1997

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1 by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) George Heckman Memorial Institutional Grants for small cancer research projects. The grants serve as seed money for promising new projects or novel ideas by junior investigators in cancer research. Awards will be made by Nov. […]

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Dean of CGS resigns >

August 28th, 1997

Robert L. Carter has resigned after one year as dean of Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS). He will return to Detroit to reassume the deanship of the College of Lifelong Learning at Wayne State University, the job he left to come to Pitt. Carter's resignation, announced early this month, is effective Sept. 1. He […]

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Health Sciences search hearings set for September >

August 28th, 1997

To the members of the University community: The Search Committee for the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, a combined position, has been charged by the chancellor and has begun its work. To allow all members of the University to contribute to this very important search, two open […]

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Robert J. Nossen >

August 28th, 1997

Former Pitt associate provost and professor Robert J. Nossen, 76, died July 29. Nossen held faculty and administrative posts at Creighton, Lamar and Bloomsburg universities and the State University College in Fredonia, N.Y., before coming to Pitt in 1972 as associate provost for regional campuses and professor of higher education. He became a professor emeritus […]

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Roy Chipman >

August 28th, 1997

Former Pitt head basketball coach Roy Chipman died Aug. 10 at his home in Allison Park. He was 58 years old and had been suffering from liver and colon cancer for the past year. Chipman served as Pitt basketball coach from 1980 through 1986. During his six seasons at the University, he posted a record […]

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