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Volume 27 Issue 2

New Public Safety director chosen >

September 15th, 1994

Rick Boyd, former executive director of the Michigan Sheriffs Association, became Pitt's new Public Safety Director on Sept. 12. Boyd brings to the job 23 years of experience in the law enforcement field, both as a police officer and as an administrator. He is Pitt's first permanent Public Safety director since William Brennan resigned the […]

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Pitt volunteers contribute in aftermath of crash >

September 15th, 1994

Within minutes of the first reports of last Thursday's crash of USAir Flight 427 in Hopewell, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) faculty, staff and students began mobilizing to help comfort the living and identify the dead. Presbyterian-University Hospital emergency staff stood ready to begin treating an expected 60-70 injured survivors, only to learn soon […]

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Richard Lawson Russell >

September 15th, 1994

Richard Lawson Russell, professor and assistant chairperson of the Department of Biological Sciences, died of cancer on Friday, Sept. 9, 1994. He joined the Pitt faculty in 1976 as associate professor of biological sciences after serving on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology from 1970 to 1976. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 […]

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Pitt officials, Fisher meet >

September 15th, 1994

"The meeting took place, the par- ties are talking, and nothing is resolved" — that's how Pitt General Counsel Lewis Popper summarized a Sept. 13 meeting between lawyers for the University and for Bernard Fisher, ousted head of a leading breast cancer study based at Pitt. U.S. District Court Judge Donald E. Ziegler held the […]

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New dean plans to forge stronger institutional identity for School of Law >

September 15th, 1994

According to the new dean of Pitt's law school, the school has the same public image problem that the University as a whole does: Its reputation isn't as good as it should be, given the achieve ments of its faculty and students. "I think there's been a failure to crystallize the kinds of work going […]

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Senate objects to lack of input on administrative consolidation of Student and Public Affairs division >

September 15th, 1994

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor erred in not consulting faculty and student organizations before realigning the offices of Student Affairs and Public Affairs, according to University Senate leaders. O'Connor announced Aug. 2 that the two offices would be combined under the leadership of former Executive Director of Public Affairs Leon Haley, who is now vice chancellor […]

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Health Science search committee named >

September 15th, 1994

A search committee for a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences has been formed and was charged by Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor on Sept. 13. Committee members include: chairperson Mark Nordenberg, law; George Board, psychiatry; James Herndon, orthopaedics; Katheryn Linduff, fine arts; Herbert Rosenkranz, environmental and occupational health; Ellen Rudy, nursing; Brian Hart, human […]

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SHRS professor races to 5 golds in National Veterans Wheelchair Games >

September 15th, 1994

Rory Cooper, associate professor and director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories in Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences really wanted to win a medal at this year's National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Kansas City, Mo. Every year since 1982, Cooper had won medals at the games, about 125 altogether, and he wanted to […]

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Master space plan publication is postponed until next month >

September 15th, 1994

Pitt will miss the Oct. 1 deadline for submission of its Master Space Plan to the Pittsburgh City Planning Commission, it was announced at the Sept. 14 meeting of Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP). Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben Tuchi said that publication of the master plan document has […]

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Pitt gets AID grant for Eastern Europe program >

September 15th, 1994

Pitt has received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to continue training and educating free market economists and business people in the former communist-bloc countries of Eastern Europe. The program will be implemented by the University Center for International Studies, Katz Graduate School of Business and the Department of Economics […]

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