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Volume 29 Issue 14

Earlier than usual okay of state budget & appropriation expected >

March 20th, 1997

Will Republican Gov. Tom Ridge and the Republican-dominated General Assembly agree on a 1997-98 budget in record time? The state's fiscal year (like Pitt's) begins July 1, although budget negotiations have been known to drag on into the autumn. This year, though, Harrisburg observers are predicting that the legislature will approve Ridge's uncontroversial, a-little-something-for-everyone budget […]

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UPB prof using 45,600 Hostess cupcakes to teach — art history?? >

March 20th, 1997

What do the pyramids of ancient Egypt, an apple on a podium by Yoko Ono and Pope Julius II's support of Michelangelo during the Renaissance have in common? The answer will be on display in the gallery of Hanley Library on Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) for one week beginning March 24. It will appear in […]

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ECAC, ITSC, CUC: Pitt needs to clearly delineate duties of its various computer committees >

March 20th, 1997

How does the Executive Committee Academic Computing (ECAC) relate to the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC)? And how do they both fit in with the University Senate computer usage committee (CUC)? Pitt needs to more clearly delineate the duties of its alphabet soup of computing committees, subcommittees and working groups, according to some faculty members […]

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Two University publications win awards >

March 20th, 1997

Two Pitt publications have received 1997 Renaissance Awards from the Pittsburgh chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Pitt Magazine received an Award of Excellence (first place) in the External Publications/three or more colors category, and University of Pittsburgh Research Review received a Merit Award (second place) in the External Publications/one- to two-color category. […]

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Medical school graduate compiles history of Pitt-trained doctors' contributions in WWII >

March 20th, 1997

D-Day was three hours old when James George waded out of the icy waters of the English Channel into the hell of Utah Beach. Everywhere around the graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shells were crashing, men were screaming and running wildly in every direction. A few men who could not stand […]

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Senate panelists decline to make any predictions about future of health care benefits at University >

March 20th, 1997

With the U.S. medical insurance industry changing at a near-frenzied pace, panelists at yesterday's University Senate discussion of Pitt employee health benefits would not predict how those benefits will shape up when the University's current, exclusive contract with Highmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield expires at the end of June 1998. "I don't think any of us […]

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Bradford campus staffer pens a winner in first playwriting effort >

March 20th, 1997

Larry Glasl is the kind of person who always wants to do what is right. So, when he is elected president of the United States, he sets out to do what he believes is best for the country. Such idealism, however, has little place in Washington, D.C. Soon Glasl finds himself butting heads with various […]

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