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Volume 27 Issue 13

Health Science search semi-finalists named >

March 2nd, 1995

Seven semi-finalists, including three internal candidates, have been selected by the search committee charged with filling the position of senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences. The seven were culled from a list of more than 130 individuals who applied for or were nominated for the position. Of those 130 individuals, the search committee reviewed […]

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Pitt makes deal with PAT on Squirrel Hill, Shadyside bus runs >

March 2nd, 1995

Beginning about May 1, Pitt students, faculty and staff will be allowed to ride Port Authority Transit (PAT) buses without charge between the Pitt campus and Shadyside/Squirrel Hill. The service is a year-long experiment to settle a dispute that arose last fall, when PAT refused to renew permits for a private transit company to continue […]

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Staniland appointed interim dean of GSPIA >

March 2nd, 1995

Martin Staniland has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, effective March 13. Provost James V. Maher, who made the appointment, said in a written statement: "I am very pleased that Professor Staniland has agreed to serve as interim dean until we have concluded a search for a permanent […]

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Chancellor's awardees announced >

March 2nd, 1995

Eleven Pitt faculty members are recipients of the 1995 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards. Public service award winners are Y.H. Ismail, prostho-dontics, School of Medicine; Carmelo Mesa-Lago, economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); and Richard J. Ptach-cinski, pharmacy and therapeutics, School of Pharmacy. The distinguished researchers, all from FAS, include senior […]

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Trustees, O'Connor say he's staying as chancellor >

March 2nd, 1995

Rumors to the contrary, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor is not planning to resign, nor is the Board of Trustees planning to fire him, according to O'Connor and the current and future chairpersons of Pitt's Board of Trustees. The chancellor, board chairperson Farrell Rubenstein and chairperson-designate J.W. Connolly, who will succeed Rubenstein in June, all denied […]

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Roy Lubove >

March 2nd, 1995

Professor of history and social welfare Roy Lubove died of respiratory failure Feb. 17 in Montefiore University Hospital. He was 60 years old. The author of seven books and the editor of six others, Lubove was an often quoted source on social history topics. Lubove's most recent book, "Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh, Volume 2: The Post-Steel Era," […]

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Bobby Lewis >

March 2nd, 1995

Bobby Lewis, former Pitt baseball coach and longtime athletic department administrator, died at his home Feb. 22 following a lengthy illness. Lewis, 65, served in many capacities during his 38 years at Pitt before his retirement in January 1993, but was best known for his 36-year tenure as Pitt's baseball coach. He compiled a 438-389 […]

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Eleanor Dym >

March 2nd, 1995

Eleanor D. Dym, a retired faculty member in Pitt's Department of Information Science, died Feb. 15 after a short illness. Dym came to Pitt as a staff member in the Knowledge Availability Systems Center in 1965. She became the center's director in 1967 and joined the faculty of the Department of Information Science in 1970. […]

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Applications from black students up; retention rates still lagging >

March 2nd, 1995

Black students are applying to enroll at Pitt at a rate 44 percent ahead of last year at this point — the highest increase in applications from African-Americans here in recent memory, according to University administrators. So far, 893 black students have applied to Pitt for the fall term, compared to 622 last year at […]

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