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Volume 30 Issue 1

Compromise on Bigelow block tabled at last minute >

August 28th, 1997

Without comment, Pittsburgh City Council on July 30 indefinitely tabled a bill that would have authorized spending up to $425,000 in city funds to narrow Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The tabling in effect kills the plan unless it is reintroduced by a Council member. Jay Roling, Pitt's […]

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Judge refuses to dismiss suit >

August 28th, 1997

A federal judge has refused to dismiss former law professor Candice Hoke's sex discrimination claim against Pitt. U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose ruled July 31 that there was "sufficient evidence" to doubt the University's argument that Hoke's teaching and research weren't good enough to justify awarding her tenure. Hoke's lawsuit, filed in 1995 in […]

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Love & knowledge of the music led to international reputation as jazz write r for UPT professor >

August 28th, 1997

Three Dog Night and Grand Funk Railroad were the hot tickets back when Phillip Atteberry, an English instructor at Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT), was in high school in Illinois. At least they were the groups endlessly heard on the radio. In the Atteberry house, though, the air belonged to artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King […]

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Allegheny Jazz Society plans weekend of music at Chautauqua Institute >

August 28th, 1997

The Allegheny Jazz Society will present Jazz at Chautauqua, Sept. 12-14, at western New York's famous Chautauqua Institute. More than 20 musicians from throughout the nation, as well as Australian Tom Baker, will perform during the weekend. In addition to Baker, performers will include: Dan Barrett, Jon-Erok Kellso, Joe Wilder, Bob Havens, Harry Allen, Bobby […]

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Study of tiny Pymatuning watershed could have wide-ranging influence >

August 28th, 1997

Northwestern Pennsylvania's French Creek drains 1,270 square miles and the Allegheny River over 11,000 square miles. In contrast, the Pymatun-ing Reservoir watershed covers only 158 square miles, of which roughly 60 square miles are open water. By the standards of French Creek and especially the Allegheny, the Pymatuning watershed clearly is tiny. Its largest tributary […]

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New program to encourage prostate cancer research >

August 28th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center has established a program to encourage the development of pilot projects in prostate cancer research. The program includes funding of up to $20,000 for up to two years, tissue and cell resources, and guidance in the development of the projects. Grants and assistance will […]

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Architects' firm sets up scholarships >

August 28th, 1997

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Hayes Large Architects/Pittsburgh has created an annual scholarship for students in Pitt's School of Education and Graduate School of Public Health. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and research papers highlighting a student's "understanding of the importance that the quality of a built environment brings […]

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