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Volume 30 Issue 1

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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Glenna Walter Mars >

August 28th, 1997

Glenna Walter Mars, an emeritus professor in Pitt's sociology department since 1979, died April 28. She was 87. Mars joined the Pitt sociology faculty in 1947. She was a graduate of St. John's School of Nursing, attended the University of Minnesota and completed her post-graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Pitt to focus this year's Day of Caring effort on neighboring areas >

August 28th, 1997

In the belief that Pitt prospers when its neighbors prosper, the efforts of staff and faculty volunteers during this year's United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 10 will focus on areas adjacent to the University. Volunteers will work in central Oakland, West Oakland, North Oakland and the Hill District to renovate buildings, deliver meals […]

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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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