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Volume 30 Issue 22

New center to bridge gap between research, real world in mental health treatments. >

July 9th, 1998

Mental health treatments that work well in research clinics — outside the contexts of family and community — sometimes flop in the real world, Wynne Korr points out. "Often, clinical trials will indicate that a particular medication or psycho-social intervention is effective. But when you try to use those techniques outside a controlled setting, you […]

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Pitt gets $1 million from Heinz Endowments >

July 9th, 1998

The University has received grant money totaling more than $1 million from the Howard Heinz Endowments to assist family-oriented businesses, improve local school districts, help struggling families and provide aid to low-income households with young children. The grants include: * $450,000 to the Office of Child Development Early Head Start Program, which provides comprehensive support […]

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Trustee urges board to recruit more women, minority members >

July 9th, 1998

The atmosphere at the June 25 Board of Trustees meeting was heavy with self-congratulation, as trustees and administrators noted recent successes in enrollment, scholarship, fund-raising and improved quality of life for Pitt students. Only one trustee ventured a criticism. Earl F. Hord urged his fellow board members to get serious about recruiting more minorities and/or […]

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Student transportation fee hiked to pay for PAT rides >

July 9th, 1998

Pitt trustees voted to raise the security, safety and transportation fee for Pittsburgh campus students to $55 per term or session, beginning this fall. The fee had been $37 for full-time and $16 for part-time students. The increase will fund continued improvements in Oakland lighting and enable Pitt students to ride free on all Port […]

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Connolly elected to fourth term as head of Pitt's Board of Trustees >

July 9th, 1998

The Board of Trustees has elected J.W. Connolly to a fourth consecutive one-year term as chairperson. The retired H.J. Heinz Co. senior vice president has chaired Pitt's board since June 1995. Board chairpersons can serve a maximum of five consecutive terms. Also at the June 25 trustees meeting, the board elected new term, special and […]

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Trustees okay FY99 budget >

July 9th, 1998

The Board of Trustees on June 25 approved a $865.1 million Pitt operating budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, along with a $55.3 million capital budget. Tuition will increase by 4 percent next fall, the lowest percentage hike at Pitt in nearly a decade. Full-time tuition for in-state undergraduates in the College […]

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Cleaning up >

July 9th, 1998

A dozen members of the Staff Association Council (SAC) spent about two hours of their own time on June 24 picking up litter and trash on South Bouquet and Dawson streets as part of the city-sponsored Adopt-a Block Program. The city provided a special trash pickup and erected a sign at the corner of South […]

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New Pitt program helps students along right "pathway" to careers >

July 9th, 1998

Pitt is introducing a new career-develop- ment strategy at this summer's freshman orientation sessions. Beginning two weeks ago, the Office of Placement and Career Services (P&CS), began implementing the Pitt Pathway. The pathway is a conceptual model outlining a common advisory framework for career-service providers University-wide. The University's career resources include staff of the Counseling […]

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