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Volume 29 Issue 8

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December 5th, 1996

Before there was the Pitt Panther, there was the Pitt urchin. At least the boy wearing a bowler hat and holding a sign with "mascot" on it in a photograph of the University's 1890 football team brings to mind an urchin. Most likely he was a team member's younger brother or another student. The panther […]

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Toy drive here ends Dec. 6 >

December 5th, 1996

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's annual Toys for Tots Drive to provide toys for underprivileged children will end on campus tomorrow, Dec. 6. Toy bins for contributions are located in Forbes Quad near the main elevators; 615 William Pitt Union and the information desk; Roy Rogers in the Cathedral of Learning, and the main entrances […]

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Orientation set for new TAs/TFs >

December 5th, 1996

Approximately 60 new TAs and TFs are expected to attend the New TA/TF Orientation Program on Jan. 10 (snow date: Jan. 14) in 2M56 Forbes Quad. The event will include welcoming remarks, workshops and brief presentations by representatives of the Writing Center, Disability Resources & Services, the Counseling Center and Learning Skills Center introducing "Services […]

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Pitt plans to replace 3 financial systems with on-line Oracle system >

December 5th, 1996

By July 1, Pitt plans to replace three of its 1960s-vintage financial systems — general ledger, accounts payable, and purchasing — with a modern, on-line system called Oracle. Arthur G. Ramicone, associate vice chancellor for Budget and Administration, said, "Basically, if you get down to the nuts and bolts of what Oracle is going to […]

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Child Development office celebrates 10th anniversary >

December 5th, 1996

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) marked its 10th anniversary on Nov. 24 with a celebration at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum on the North Side. Among the guests at the event were Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis, State Rep. Ron Cowell and Allegheny County Commissioner Robert […]

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Committee to submit names of six in Institutional Advancement VC search >

December 5th, 1996

By the end of next week, the search committee for a new vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement — Pitt's chief fundraiser — plans to recommend six candidates for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's consideration. Among the six will be Bruce A. Loessin, who held the job (then called the vice president for University Relations and Development) from […]

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Dinner honors UPG president >

December 5th, 1996

Nearly 200 faculty, staff and administrators from Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) attended a dinner on Nov. 22 honoring UPG President George Chambers, who will retire on Dec. 31. During Chamber's 16 years at UPG, the campus launched a building program that resulted in the construction of the Robertshaw and College Hall dormitories, the Student Center, […]

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