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Volume 31 Issue 15

PANTHERS FOOTBALL >

April 1st, 1999

PANTHERS FOOTBALL "I'm tired of losing," Athletic Director Steve Pederson told the Board of Trustees March 18, shortly before it unanimously endorsed the University administration's plan to demolish Pitt Stadium after fall 1999 and play Panthers football games in the Steelers' new North Side stadium. Under the plan, Pitt would use the current 10-acre Pitt […]

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Senate committee wants more details on construction projects >

April 1st, 1999

Senate committee wants more details on construction projects With all the hubbub surrounding plans for the Pitt Stadium site and other expansion projects, are related issues being examined? This was one of the questions members of the University Senate plant utilization and planning (PUP) committee asked at a March 25 meeting. Committee members also expressed […]

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OUT with the old and IN with the new >

April 1st, 1999

OUT with the old and IN with the new Last month's decision by the Board of Trustees to move Panthers football off campus came nearly 75 years after ground was broken for Pitt Stadium — which, at the time, met the University's need for a bigger, modern alternative to 32,000-seat Forbes Field, where Pitt had […]

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UPJ faculty take case for more funds to Ridge >

April 1st, 1999

UPJ faculty take case for more funds to Ridge Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) this week are launching a letter-writing campaign to Gov. Ridge, asking him to help the campus obtain a larger share of Pitt funds. "We're asking faculty, staff, students, students' parents and community leaders to write to the […]

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Interim Schulz named director of UCSUR >

April 1st, 1999

Interim Schulz named director of UCSUR Richard Schulz, interim director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) since 1995, has been named permanent director, effective April 1. Schulz, professor of psychiatry in Pitt's School of Medicine, will continue to serve as program director of gerontology, one of UCSUR's core research programs. In […]

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Hershey, Hughes to run for presidency of Senate >

April 1st, 1999

Hershey, Hughes to run for presidency of Senate This year's election for University Senate president pits incumbent Nathan Hershey against Sean Hughes. The two men have a fair amount in common. Both are longtime Pitt faculty members. Hughes, an associate professor in the School of Education, came here in 1969. Hershey, who joined the faculty […]

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Pitt graduate programs listed in annual ranking compiled by U. S. News >

April 1st, 1999

Pitt graduate programs listed in annual ranking compiled by U. S. News Pitt was ranked among the nation's top graduate schools in several disciplines by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best graduate schools. The rankings included Pitt graduate programs in library science (3rd, tied with Syracuse and the University of Michigan-Ann […]

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Senate Council tables motion condemning University defense in same-sex benefits case >

April 1st, 1999

Senate Council tables motion condemning University defense in same-sex benefits case Senate Council on March 22 tabled a motion condemning the University's legal defense in the Deborah Henson case. Henson, a former legal writing instructor here, alleges that Pitt violated the city's anti-discrimination law by denying health benefits to her lesbian partner. Prior to the […]

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UPCI wants portion of tobacco suit settlement money for cancer research >

April 1st, 1999

UPCI wants portion of tobacco suit settlement money for cancer research Pennsylvania's pending settlement with to- bacco companies is expected to pump $11.3 billion into state coffers over the next 25 years. The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) wants a share of that money. Last week, UPCI hosted a briefing and tour for Dennis […]

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