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Volume 29 Issue 14

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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Pitt, local businesses cooperating to revitalize commercial district >

March 20th, 1997

Pitt and neighboring businesses are working together on a BID to revitalize Oakland's commercial district. A BID (business improvement district) is an authority that provides security, litter control, marketing and other services beyond those provided by city government. The city, in turn, agrees to maintain its existing services, such as street cleaning and trash collection. […]

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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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Staff with degrees may join Pitt's commencement processsion April 27 >

March 20th, 1997

Degreed University staff are invited to join the procession of faculty and graduating students at Pitt's annual commencement convocation on April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Civic Arena. Academic regalia is required to take part in the procession and can be ordered from The Book Center. Staff interested in attending the commencement ceremony should […]

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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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Search for Greensburg president is progressing >

March 20th, 1997

A total of 81 applications and nominations from throughout the country have been received for the presidency of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The deadline for submitting applications and nominations was March 1. The search committee, headed by Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management Robert Pack, currently is checking references on candidates it has […]

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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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Brain research findings to be discussed at meeting >

March 20th, 1997

Prominent neuroscience researchers from Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) will report on new brain research findings at a meeting tonight, March 20, 7-9 p.m. at the David Lawrence Hall Auditorium. The meeting is part of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience's observance of "Brain Awareness Week," March 17-23. The […]

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Grant given to educate public about genetic testing, counseling >

March 20th, 1997

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to increase public awareness about genetic testing, counseling and services. UPMC will use the funds to develop educational materials related to hereditary diseases and stimulate discussion on the need for policies to safeguard individuals from misuse of genetic […]

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Compromise struck on Bigelow block >

March 20th, 1997

The battle of Bigelow Boulevard is over. And after all of the shouts, threats and studies, it ended in a compromise. Sometime this fall, the city will begin a $500,000 to $750,000 redesign of Bigelow between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union that should make the street a lot more pedestrian friendly. […]

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