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Volume 27 Issue 5

Employee Assistance Program offers help to staff, faculty and, eventually, savings to University >

October 27th, 1994

Darlene felt like a fat, ugly loser. Recently divorced, she had moved back to Pittsburgh with her children and was again living with her parents — a strained arrangement for everyone involved. Darlene had a demanding new job at Presbyterian University Hospital, made even more stressful by the harassing phone calls she was getting at […]

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UCSUR study shows blacks here with 4th highest poverty rate among 50 major cities studied >

October 27th, 1994

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County had the fourth highest rates of black poverty among America's 50 largest cities in 1990, according to a Pitt report published last week. The report, "Economic Benchmarks," was compiled by the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) for use by community leaders, elected officials and other decision-makers. "Economic Benchmarks" […]

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Pitt's goals for the next five years >

October 27th, 1994

The following are Pitt's goals for the rest of the century, according to the "Toward the 21st Century" plan. Goals * An emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching. * A renewed emphasis on graduate and professional education. * A new emphasis on global studies. * A continued emphasis on research. * A strengthened infrastructure for […]

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Trustees endorse goals in 5-year plan, "Toward the 21st Century" >

October 27th, 1994

At its Oct. 21 meeting, Pitt's Board of Trustees endorsed the goals outlined in a new five-year University plan titled "Toward the 21st Century." Among other initiatives, the document calls for recruiting more out-of-state students, continued emphases on research and excellence in undergraduate education (including improving labs and classrooms), a new emphasis on study abroad, […]

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Breaking ground in Titusville >

October 27th, 1994

Ground was broken Oct. 14 for the Titusville campus's Broadhurst Science Center, a 32,000-square-foot building being constructed as one of the state's Jump Start projects. Over 200 people attended the groundbreaking ceremonies including, from left, James S. Broadhurst, chairman of the board and CEO of Eat 'n Park Restaurants; UPT President Michael A. Worman, Chancellor […]

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No decision yet on distribution of 21st Century plan >

October 27th, 1994

Pitt senior administrators have said they intend to widely circulate the "Toward the 21st Century" plan. However, no decision on distributing the plan had been made as this issue of the University Times went to press.

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Learning Skills Center unveils new lab >

October 27th, 1994

Pitt celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Learning Skills Center Oct. 20 by unveiling the most advanced university-based computer lab in western Pennsylvania for the visually and physically challenged and the learning disabled. Sue Sillman (left), a senior majoring in communication, and Shirley Abriola (below), a senior majoring in social work, demonstrated a voice-activated computer […]

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