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Volume 30 Issue 20

A glimpse into Pitt history — through the eyes of one who was there >

June 11th, 1998

When her leg was bothering her and doctors were feeding her pain pills and she wasn't getting better, where do you suppose 86-year-old retired Pitt professor Margaret E. Covert, living in Arizona, would come? To Pittsburgh, of course, where she spent most of her professional life. Covert came to town in May and stayed with […]

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New medical, dental plans pose problems at Bradford, Titusville >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt's new health care and dental benefits options, which go into effect July 1, are posing problems for some employees at the Titusville and Bradford campuses. Bradford employees are upset by what they perceive as restrictive health care choices, due to their proximity to New York State, where some employees' primary care physicians are not […]

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Football ticket offer extended to Pitt staff & faculty, UMPC staff >

June 11th, 1998

The Department of Athletics is offering a special ticket package for the 1998 football season for faculty, staff and UPMC employees. With the purchase of two adult season tickets, children and grandchildren's tickets are free. Reserved adult sideline tickets for University employees are discounted at $108 each and reserved endzone adult tickets are $76 each. […]

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Katz alumni group winners named >

June 11th, 1998

Robert S. Rosati, president and chief executive officer of Transtar, Inc., has been selected the 1998 Katz Graduate School of Business Distinguished Alumnus. Rosati has served on the board of directors of Katz's Business Alumni Association and is a member of the school's Partners in Progress steering committee. He has also been a volunteer for […]

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A big success >

June 11th, 1998

Bob Mazzuca (left), executive director of the Boy Scouts' Greater Pittsburgh Council, thanked Chancellor Mark Nordenberg for chairing this spring's Scouting for Food drive, during a June 4 meeting in the William Pitt Union. The campaign, the largest of its type in the United States, collected 5.2 million units of food weighing 2.1 million lbs. […]

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Fire-walking UPJ instructor aims for Guinness Book of World Records >

June 11th, 1998

David Willey, instructor of physics at the Johnstown campus, will host an attempt to set a new world record for the longest recorded firewalk, July 2, weather and other conditions permitting. The event, to be held on the Johnstown campus, will be documented by the British Broadcasting Company for the Discovery Channel, and the "Guinness […]

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