Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 28 Issue 12

Number of serious crimes drops both in Pittsburgh and on campus >

February 15th, 1996

Contrary to the way it may seem from the endless reports of shootings and assaults that appear nightly on the 6 o'clock news, violent and serious crimes reported to both Pittsburgh and Pitt police plummeted in 1995. According to statistics released by the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department, the city saw a 17.5 percent drop in […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Joseph A. Dutton Jr. >

February 15th, 1996

Joseph A. Dutton Jr., Pitt's former vice president of finance and treasurer, died of cancer Feb. 3 in his home in Allison Park. He was 68 years old. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Dutton served as the University's vice president of finance and treasurer from 1971 until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure at […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Chancellor search committee has narrowed list to 20-25 candidates >

February 15th, 1996

After reviewing some 200 applications and nominations, the committee searching for a new, permanent Pitt chancellor has narrowed its list to 20-25 candidates, according to committee chairperson James C. Roddey. The search committee plans to trim the list to 15 candidates by the end of February, said Roddey, a Pitt trustee. During March and April, […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Engineering dean resigns to take post at Hong Kong university >

February 15th, 1996

HK. Chang, dean of the School of Engineering, will leave July 1 to become vice chancellor and president of City University of Hong Kong. Since coming to Pitt as dean 18 months ago, Chang, 55, "has been dynamic in developing a number of initiatives, such as strengthening manufacturing engineering and adding two undergraduate programs" in […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Founders Day speakers look at Pittsburgh in a global economy >

February 15th, 1996

"Pittsburgh in a Global Economy" will be the theme of Pitt's annual Founders Day celebration, Feb. 29, to commemorate the 209th anniversary of the University's founding. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will open the festivities with introductory remarks at 1:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Provost James Maher will then moderate a series of […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Stop-smoking program aimed at women >

February 15th, 1996

A research program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) may help women who would like to quit smoking.UPMC's women's smoking cessation project specifically aims to help healthy women ages 18-65 who are worried about gaining weight if they quit smoking. According to project director Ken Perkins, weight gain is the overwhelming concern for […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

$1 million endowment funds Drue Heinz Literature Prize >

February 15th, 1996

An endowment grant of $1 million has been given to the University of Pittsburgh Press to fund in perpetuity the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. The Drue Heinz award is the best known prize for new short-fiction writers in the nation. Funded by Drue Heinz and the Drue Heinz Trust, the endowment was given to the […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Tree loses battle with Dutch elm disease >

February 15th, 1996

Dutch elm disease first appeared in the U.S. in Ohio in 1930. Since that time, the deadly fungus has spread to virtually every area of the nation where elms are found. And now it has struck again at Pitt. For the past five years, Facilities Management has been battling to control the spread of Dutch […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12

Administration taking steps to encourage positive news coverage >

February 15th, 1996

Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council Feb. 12 that Pitt's administration is taking a two-pronged approach toward encouraging more positive news coverage of the University. First, "We clearly have to do everything we can to avoid making foolish mistakes and do things that are deserving of positive attention," he said. "Secondly, we have got […]

Feature,Volume 28 Issue 12