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Volume 31 Issue 18

Athletics subsidy reduced slightly >

May 13th, 1999

Athletics subsidy reduced slightly Depending on how you keep score, intercollegiate athletics cost Pitt either $7.38 million or $10.55 million more than the program earned during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1998. The $7.38 million "unrestricted actual" figure represents revenue and expenses directly attributable to the athletics department. This number more accurately reflects […]

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Pitt Poetry Series gets NEA grant >

May 13th, 1999

Pitt Poetry Series gets NEA grant The Pitt Poetry Series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support and expand its promotional efforts. The Press was one of only five university presses to receive such support. The money will be used to […]

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Jacqueline Frances Whitney >

May 13th, 1999

Jacqueline Frances Whitney Jacqueline Frances Whitney, a staff member and instructor of physics and chemistry at the University Challenge for Excellence Programs (UCEP), died April 26, 1999, of cancer. She was 49. For 14 years, Whitney organized UCEP records, taught and advised students there. "She was a spirited and dedicated educator, she handled our academic […]

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Janice M. Minnich >

May 13th, 1999

Janice M. Minnich Janice M. Minnich, administrative assistant for marketing and licensing director in Pitt's athletics department, died May 6, 1999. She was 40. Minnich had more than 20 years of service at Pitt, starting as secretary in the Office of Business and Finance in 1977. She was promoted to executive secretary in 1979 and […]

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Group plans to continue fighting for same-sex partner health benefits >

May 13th, 1999

Group plans to continue fighting for same-sex partner health benefits Protest rallies outside the homes of Pitt's chancellor and trustees chairperson are among the next actions planned by the Equal Rights Alliance (ERA), a group of 12 Pitt students and one staff member who want the University to extend health benefits to domestic partners of […]

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Honoring UPB's president >

May 13th, 1999

Honoring UPB's president A reception was held May 2 in honor of Richard E. McDowell (far right), who has served as Bradford campus president for 25 years. During McDowell's tenure, the regional campus has grown from a two-year school to a four-yea r college offering 39 bachelor's and professional programs. Under his leadership, Bradford's endowment […]

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SAC officers run for re-election; nomination deadline is May 19 >

May 13th, 1999

SAC officers run for re-election; nomination deadline is May 19 The four officers of the Staff Association Council (SAC) have been renominated and will run for re-election. No other SAC members have been nominated for office. But elections committee chair Josephine Hatley introduced a resolution at the May 12 meeting to extend the nominating period […]

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COMMENCEMENT 1999 >

May 13th, 1999

COMMENCEMENT 1999 'Nobility of purpose is the cardinal element of high self-esteem," Thomas E. Starzl told degree recipients at the University's 1999 commencement ceremony May 3. "This self-assessment may surface daily, be an unwelcome visitor in the depths of the night, or be acknowledged only at the moment of death. But it is always there." […]

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Text of Thomas E. Starzl's address to the Class of 1999 >

May 13th, 1999

Text of Thomas E. Starzl's address to the Class of 1999 Class of 1999: It has been a half-century since I sat out there, where you are today. I wondered then, as you must be wondering now, what waited for me beyond the commencement milestone. Your presence here today means that you have already succeeded […]

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GSPH observes 50th by honoring 51 contributors to public health >

May 13th, 1999

GSPH observes 50th by honoring 51 contributors to public health In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Pitt's Gradu- ate School of Public Health (GSPH) honored 51 individuals associated with the school who have made a significant contribution to public health over the past half century. The honorees were recognized at the GSPH convocation events and […]

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