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Volume 28 Issue 2

Progress reported on University building, renovation projects >

September 14th, 1995

The following is a summary of construction completed this summer at Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as well as ongoing projects. Information was provided by the Office of Facilities Management and the Health Science News Bureau. Accessibility Projects Ramps, handrails, signage and automatic doors have been added to make entrances accessible […]

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Pitt staff, faculty volunteer for UW's "Day of Caring" >

September 14th, 1995

Pitt faculty and staff kicked off the annual Pitt-United Way campaign yesterday, Sept. 13, by volunteering their services at nine community projects scattered throughout Allegheny County. Outfitted in complimentary "Day of Caring/Pitt Volunteer" T-shirts, the faculty and staff volunteers painted homes, cleaned graffiti, planted flower beds and repacked bulk food for local food banks, among […]

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Multimedia fair use guidelines subject of video-conference >

September 14th, 1995

Pitt's Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education will host a live video-conference on "Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines" on Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m., in 211 David Lawrence Hall. The conference is for the first dissemination of copyright guidelines for multimedia developed by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Consortium of College and University Medical Centers. […]

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Interactive television demonstrations set >

September 14th, 1995

Interactive television (ITV), now available to Pitt faculty, allows teachers to go beyond their own classrooms and simultaneously reach classrooms at one or more of the University's other campuses. Students at "far site" classrooms can hear and see the instructor, who can likewise hear and see them. The newly formed Center for Instructional Development and […]

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Pitt-Bradford students "hooked" on newest campus phys ed course >

September 14th, 1995

Fly fishing for credit. It's exactly what students at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) are doing this fall. The first-ever fly fishing class offered as part of UPB's physical education program was among the earliest courses to fill up during the spring pre-registration period. And since then Carol Baker, UPB dean of Academic Affairs, has been […]

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Cafeteria benefits package remains under study >

September 14th, 1995

Plans are still underway to develop a cafeteria benefits program for University employees, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Darlene Lewis. Work on the program was slowed by the resignation of Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor and summer vacation schedules, Lewis said. "Given the change in administration, we need to flesh things out some […]

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Business and Finance reallocates $1.5 million to support initiatives >

September 14th, 1995

As part of its new five- year plan, the Office of Business and Finance will reallocate $1.5 million in funds in fiscal 1996 to support a dozen initiatives ranging from energy conservation to implementation of the University's master plan. In addition, another $300,000 will be reallocated to accommodate emergency needs likely to arise during the […]

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