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Volume 28 Issue 12

Trial closing planned of street between WPU, CL >

February 15th, 1996

Over 45 years after former Chancellor John Bowman's wife was struck and killed by a car while crossing Bigelow Boulevard in front of the Cathedral of Learning, the city has agreed to a test closing of Bigelow Boulevard to vehicular traffic. The purpose of the closing, which will last 60 days and was announced yesterday, […]

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Governor proposes almost no Pitt increase >

February 15th, 1996

Pitt would receive virtually no increase next year in its current state appropriation of $147,265,000, under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. "It's almost a totally, totally flat budget," Pitt Governmental Relations director Ann Dykstra told the University Senate budget policies committee on Feb. 9, three days after Ridge outlined his proposed budget for the fiscal […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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