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Volume 29 Issue 5

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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State sending mixed signals on funding for higher education >

October 24th, 1996

Recipe for predicting how much money Pitt will get from the state next year: First, place one tea leaf in a cup of water… "It's a very uncertain picture. We're trying to read tea leaves, to some extent," Pitt's director of Commonwealth Relations, Ann Dykstra, told the University Senate budget policies committee Oct. 18. Predicting […]

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Correction >

October 24th, 1996

Herbert Barry is a faculty member in pharmaceutical science in the School of Pharmacy. An incorrect department was given in a story in the Oct. 10 issue of the University Times.

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Robert Hingson >

October 24th, 1996

Robert Hingson, 83, former professor of public health in Pitt's School of Medicine and chief anesthesiologist at Magee Women's Hospital, died Oct. 9 in Lake City, Fla., from complications of polymyocetis. Hingson also was founder of the Pittsburgh-based The Brother's Brother Foundation, a volunteer, interfaith group dedicated to linking America's resources to global health care […]

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