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Volume 27 Issue 21

Economics department jumps in national ranking >

June 22nd, 1995

Pitt's Department of Economics has improved from 75th to 18th best in the nation over the past 10 years, according to an analysis by The Journal of Economic Literature. The ranking puts Pitt ahead of UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania, and just behind the University of Wisconsin and Stanford. Northwestern University was ranked No. […]

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Minority, out-of-state enrollments rising at Pitt >

June 22nd, 1995

Pitt is making progress toward its goals of enrolling more out-of-state and African-American students while becoming more selective in recruiting, according to statistics reported at the June 12 Senate Council meeting. As of May 19, the number of students from outside Pennsylvania who had been accepted as Pitt freshmen and had made tuition deposits was […]

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Tissue engineering program started >

June 22nd, 1995

The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has begun a seed grant program to support product-driven research in tissue engineering. The program is made possible by the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Western Pennsylvania. "We are funding research projects so that they develop to a stage at which outside firms or investors become interested," said Peter […]

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BRADFORD, looking to the future, outlines master space plan details >

June 22nd, 1995

A $7 million addition to the Tom L. McDowell Sports Center, an $8 million addition to the Frame-Westerberg Commons student union, and a $12 million fine and performing arts center are the main projects in the first phase of Pitt's Bradford campus's (UPB) recently unveiled physical master plan. During phase one, the first five years […]

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Special matching funds program results in $1.1 million for UPB fine

arts challenge >

June 22nd, 1995

Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) has received $1.1 million in gifts through a special matching funds program established by a local family in support of the campus's proposed fine arts building. The Blaisdell family also has committed to matching new gifts for the proposed center from now until Dec. 31, according to Karen Niemic-Buchheit, UPB director […]

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Ramicone named to Budget post >

June 22nd, 1995

Arthur Ramicone, director of Internal Audit at the University, has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for Budget and Administration. Ramicone succeeds Rhonda Gross, who left Pitt last year to become vice president for finance at Lehigh University. The associate vice chancellor for Budget and Administration is primarily responsible for coordination of the operating and […]

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Re-elections of two Senate presidents >

June 22nd, 1995

In his farewell address to the American people, out going President Dwight Eisenhower warned of what he called a “military-industrial complex” that threatened to pervert the country’s economy and foreign policy. This month, psychology professor James Holland stepped down after three consecutive one-year terms as University Senate president. He warned the University community about what […]

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