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Volume 28 Issue 4

University Press book named finalist in LA Times competition >

October 12th, 1995

"City of Salt" by Gregory Orr, published as part of the University of Pittsburgh Press Poetry Series, has been named a finalist in the 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize program. Pitt was one of only four university presses in the country with a title on The Times's finalists' list, which was announced last month. […]

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Figures show fall enrollment is slightly below last year's levels >

October 12th, 1995

Pitt fell below its over- all enrollment goals for fall 1995, according to figures released by the University administration this week. The administration had budgeted for a 1.5 percent increase (the equivalent of 352 full-time students) in undergraduate enrollment this fall. But in fact, undergraduate enrollment declined by 1.1 percent. Graduate enrollment was virtually unchanged […]

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University kicks off United Way drive >

October 12th, 1995

Pitt's 1995 United Way campaign will open on Oct. 18 with a goal of $450,000, an increase of approximately 6 percent over last year's total of $430,000. Two other goals of this year's campaign are to boost participation from 42 percent last year to over 50 percent this year and to increase individual contributions by […]

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Senate Council OKs policy for making major program changes >

October 12th, 1995

A new policy, approved by Senate Council this week, spells out procedures that Pitt should follow in creating, expanding, shrinking, merging and terminating academic programs. The 10-page, single-spaced document, called "Guidelines for the Review of Academic Planning Proposals," covers changes in majors, degree programs, academic departments and schools. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is expected to […]

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Herberman named to Health Science post >

October 12th, 1995

Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), has been appointed Pitt associate vice chancellor for research, Health Sciences. In the newly created job, Herberman will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating biomedical scientific research programs at the University. Thomas Detre, senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences, said in a written statement: […]

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Herb Stein >

October 12th, 1995

A memorial service for Herb Stein, a longtime, part-time faculty member in the communication department, will be held Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. Stein, 67, formerly was a WQED-TV producer and also served as editor of Pittsburgh Magazine. He also was a former member of the University Times advisory board. "He […]

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New chancellor should be more attentive to regionals, search committee told at hearings >

October 12th, 1995

GREENSBURG — Conversation overheard on Pitt's Greensburg campus: Student: "Hey, did you hear the honchos from the 'O' will be on campus next week?" Another student (impressed but confused): "Really? The Original Hot Dog Shop?" No, these "honchos" were from Pitt's chancellor search committee. And the "O" in this case referred to the main campus […]

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UP Gallery to be used as police sub-station >

October 12th, 1995

The UP Gallery at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bouquet Street will serve as a Pitt police sub-station for all but a few weeks of the next year, thanks to an agreement between the campus police and the Department of Studio Arts. Pitt Assistant Police Chief Gary Moses called the sub-station, which opened this […]

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University Library system applies for grant to build storage facility >

October 12th, 1995

The University Library System (ULS) is seeking a $10 million foundation grant for construction of a resource preservation center. The center would be for the high density storage of books, and the preservation of digital and paper archives. To obtain the grant, however, Pitt will have to be mighty lucky. ULS Director Rush Miller reported […]

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