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Volume 29 Issue 5

Council defeats effort to remove University's name from UPMC >

October 24th, 1996

A motion proposing to take the "UP" out of "UPMC" was pronounced dead at the Oct. 14 Senate Council meeting. Council members voted overwhelmingly against the motion, which was first proposed at Council's May 13 meeting by linguistics professor Christina Paulston. Her motion called on Senate Council to urge Pitt administrators and trustees to take […]

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UPMC gets 20 % investment in SecurityBlue Medicare HMO >

October 24th, 1996

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Blue Shield have signed an agreement giving UPMC a 20 percent investment in the SecurityBlue Medicare HMO. The agreement is one of a number of collaborations between the two. UPMC provides specialty care services in Blue Cross Primary Care Centers and UPMC […]

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Wylie named interim controller >

October 24th, 1996

Assistant Controller Douglas W. Wylie has been named as the interim replacement for Controller and Assistant Treasurer William G. Laird. Laird will leave Pitt at the end of October to become assistant vice president for finance at Carnegie Mellon University. Arthur G. Ramicone, interim vice chancellor for Finance, said it hasn't been determined yet when […]

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Noted historian to speak at Pitt Nov. 6 >

October 24th, 1996

When it comes to historians, few names are better known than that of Eric Hobsbawm, professor emeritus at the University of London and the New School of Social Research in New York City. Hobsbawm's books "The Age of Revolution," "The Age of Capital," "The Age of Empire" and, most recently, "The Age of Extremes: A […]

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Trustees to hear report today on progress toward five goals set in February >

October 24th, 1996

In February, Pitt's Board of Trustees set five goals for the University: "aggressively pursuing excellence" in undergraduate education, improving fundraising and administrative efficiency; maintaining excellence in research; and increasing Pitt's role as a regional economic force through technology transfer. At today's board meeting, 8:30-11 a.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Chancellor Mark A. […]

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School of Education gets training grant >

October 24th, 1996

Pitt's School of Education has received a $240,000 grant from The Grable Foundation to update a computer lab used in the training of school administrators. Located in the School of Education, the facility has 40 stations, multi-media capability and uses Windows 95 to teach school administrators how to improve the day-to-day management of their schools […]

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Pitt kicks off United Way campaign >

October 24th, 1996

Pitt's 1996 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 17 with a goal of $435,000, an increase of about 5 percent over last year's total. In announcing the fund drive, Pitt's United Way steering committee chair and Associate Vice Chancellor for Business John DeVitto said he is confident that the University will meet its goal. "I […]

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Heinz Chapel Choir concert tickets to go on sale >

October 24th, 1996

Tickets for the Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas concerts will go on sale Nov. 4. A total of 400 seats will be available on the main floor and 45 in the balcony for each concert. Concerts will be performed on Dec. 2 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. General admission […]

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