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Volume 29 Issue 5

Robert C. Alberts >

October 24th, 1996

Pittsburgh historian Robert C. Alberts, author of the University's bicentennial history, "Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787-1987," died Oct. 8 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 89 years old. Alberts began writing books in 1965 after taking an early retirement as vice president of the public relations firm of Ketchum MacLeod […]

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Paul H. Masoner >

October 24th, 1996

University Professor and former School of Education Dean Paul H. Masoner, who was credited with helping to "internationalize" the education school and the University as a whole, died Oct. 15. He was 88. With Masoner as dean from 1955 to 1972, the education school grew from 42 to 225 faculty members. He was instrumental in […]

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Capital plan is not carved in stone, committee members emphasize >

October 24th, 1996

The draft report of the University Capital Planning Committee lists $361 million worth of renovation and construction projects that the committee recommends Pitt undertake over the next decade. The document emphasizes renovating existing facilities, addressing the University's backlog of deferred maintenance projects, and improving student housing, athletics and recreation facilities. But during an Oct. 16 […]

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New housing planned near Trees >

October 24th, 1996

Hundreds of new housing units could become available to Oakland residents, including graduate students and other members of the Pitt community, by the end of the century. The apartments and townhouses will replace the Allequippa Terrace public housing project near Trees Hall. Realtors Beacon/Corcoran Jennison Partners will be the developers, working with the Pittsburgh Housing […]

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A toast >

October 24th, 1996

Four hundred of H.J. Zoffer's closest friends, colleagues and family members paid tribute to Pitt's "dean of deans" Oct. 10 at the Pittsburgh Hilton, Downtown. Zoffer retired this summer after 28 years as dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business. Speakers swapped "Jerry stories," poking fun at Zoffer's workaholism, his relentless fundraising and politicking […]

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Jazz Seminar set for Oct. 29-Nov. 2 >

October 24th, 1996

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will mark its 26th year Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 with an all-star jazz line-up, a jazz photo exhibit, and the traditional on-campus seminars, brown bag lunches and an outreach program for area school children. Performers will include Herbie Mann, flute; Benny Bailey, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Wallace […]

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Sports Medicine schedules physicals for high school athletes >

October 24th, 1996

Pitt's Center for Sports Medicine will provide physical examinations and musculoskeletal screenings for high school athletes involved in winter sports on Oct. 29 at the Center for Sports Medicine on North Craig Street. Physical examinations are required for all inter-high school sports participants by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). The musculoskeletal screenings, which are […]

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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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