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Volume 29 Issue 2

Project to focus on safety systems in some buildings >

September 12th, 1996

A $5 million project to improve safety sys- tems in several Pitt buildings will start in mid-September and is expected to continue for approximately 15 months. Buildings involved include Benedum, Chevron Science Center, Salk, LIS Building and the sixth floor of Forbes Quadrangle. The work will include the installation of new state-of-the-art fire alarm systems, […]

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Contributor matches funds for scholarship program at Bradford >

September 12th, 1996

Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) has been offered $375,000 for a new matching-funds student scholarship program. Under the offer, which was made by an anonymous donor, UPB's 1996 Student Scholarship Challenge will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $375,000, each new dollar raised for scholarships on the campus from now until Dec. 31. The scholarship challenge is similar […]

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UPMC using Gamma Knife for brain surgery without incisions >

September 12th, 1996

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has become the first institution in the world with two 20-ton Gamma Knife surgical units that perform computer-driven bloodless brain surgery. The Gamma Knife destroys brain tumors and vascular malformations in the brain that were once considered inoperable. The treatment is unique […]

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Trustees look at role of faculty, staff, students on committees >

September 12th, 1996

University Senate President Keith McDuffie says he feels confident that "a compromise acceptable to all parties" will be worked out on the controversial issue of faculty, staff and student representation on Board of Trustees committees. Since 1992, faculty, staff and student representatives have been voting members of all board committees except executive and compensation. But […]

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Despite problems, PBS should be continued, evaluation report says >

September 12th, 1996

While Pitt's Plan- ning and Budgeting System (PBS) hasn't lived up to its potential — and has been a farce in some parts of the University — the system has given many faculty, staff and students a voice in planning and budgeting, and improved both processes. And so the four-year-old system "should be encouraged to […]

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Traffic patterns during Bigelow closing >

September 12th, 1996

The diagrams below show the new traffic patterns that will be in effect during the 30-day test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The closing will run from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15. The top diagram shows the bus loading zone that will continue to use a […]

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