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Volume 31 Issue 18

Outstanding >

May 13th, 1999

Outstanding Richard Pratt, a longtime member and current chairperson of the University Senate budget policies committee, was honored f or outstanding service as a Senate member by Senate President Nathan Hershey. In announcing the award at the May 10 Senate Council meeting, Hershey called Pratt conscientious, tenacious, polite, constructive, sincere and possessed of a good […]

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Pitt, UPMC, area businesses join to improve Oakland >

May 13th, 1999

Pitt, UPMC, area businesses join to improve Oakland Pitt, UPMC Health System and some 90 business and property owners have joined forces to improve Oakland. By forming the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), the groups become part of a legally sanctioned authority in which property owners in a commercial area agree to assess themselves additional […]

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Book endowment established by alums >

May 13th, 1999

Book endowment established by alums Pitt graduates Jennifer and Eric Spiegel have pledged $12,500 to support undergraduate students in the fields of information science and communication. The Jennifer and Eric Spiegel Book Endowment Fund establishes two annual awards of $250 each. One will be given to a full-time undergraduate student in the information science program […]

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Senate approves 5.9% hike in appropriation; bill goes back to House >

May 13th, 1999

Senate approves 5.9% hike in appropriation; bill goes back to House The state Senate voted 49-0 Tuesday night to increase Pitt's state funding appropriation by 5.9 percent to $167.5 million next year — a larger percentage increase than it recomm ended for any other Pennsylvania college or university. The state House of Representatives had earlier […]

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BSN courses to be taught at Greensburg >

May 13th, 1999

BSN courses to be taught at Greensburg This fall, Pitt's School of Nursing will offer courses applicable to the bachelor of science degree in nursing (B.S.N.) at the Greensburg campus. Nurses who have earned a diploma or an associate degree as a registered nurse are eligible. All nursing courses will be taught by regular faculty […]

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Mid-term progress reports planned for frosh >

May 13th, 1999

Mid-term progress reports planned for frosh Freshmen in 25-30 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) courses would receive mid-term reports on their academic progress, under a proposed pilot project that's expected to begin this fall. The idea is to tell freshmen by mid-October or early November how they are doing in at least some of […]

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ULS gets grant for Bolivian monograph preservation >

May 13th, 1999

ULS gets grant for Bolivian monograph preservation The University Library System (ULS) has received a $219,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve and make more accessible 2,350 brittle monographs from its Bolivian collection. The grant will help preserve on microfilm documents that are out-of-print, scarce, expensive, lightly damaged or stained. "The […]

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