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Volume 29 Issue 17

Institutional Advancement begins groundwork for capital campaign >

May 1st, 1997

As Pitt plans its first major capital campaign in six years, the University's Institutional Advancement office has identified some 1,500 prospective major donors — with documented wealth totaling over $5 billion — from among Pittsburgh campus alumni who graduated in 1965 or before. "These are people who, based on their net worth, have the ability […]

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UPT joins athletic conference >

May 1st, 1997

Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) will join the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) for the 1997-98 athletic season, Peter Jerebko, UPT athletics director, announced. UPT restored its intercollegiate sports program last year after an eight-year hiatus. It fielded a men's basketball team and a women's volleyball team. WPCC currently sponsors league competition in seven sports. UPT […]

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Four UCIS program redesignated as national resource centers >

May 1st, 1997

Four programs in Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) have been redesignated as National Resource Centers (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs, which have held the NRC designation for 25 years, include the Asian Studies Program, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and […]

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WPIC offers program for troubled teens >

May 1st, 1997

Troubled teenagers who need intense treatment to help them recover from emotional or behavioral problems can turn to a new program offered by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. The Adolescent Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (AAPHP) allows teenagers to live at home, but gives them the same level of treatment they would get if they were […]

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UPG search down to 3 >

May 1st, 1997

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Greensburg campus has narrowed the list of candidates to three unranked finalists whose names will be presented to Provost James Maher on May 13. According to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search, the names will not be released until they have been […]

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Committee examining relationship between Pitt, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System >

May 1st, 1997

If you can offer insights into the relationship between Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS), a new University Senate committee wants to talk with you — confidentially, if you'd prefer. The committee is studying whether the University's academic mission is compatible with the business goals of UPMCS, which is a separate […]

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Pitt, UPMCD, UPMCS: Keeping it all straight is difficult >

May 1st, 1997

The relationships between Pitt, its University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division (UPMCD) and the separate corporation called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) are so complex that even Pitt's Board of Trustees was fuzzy about them. So last year, the board's health sciences committee undertook a special project to trace the histories of […]

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Probable cause found in discrimination suit against Pitt >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission late last month found probable cause that Pitt discriminated against a former law school faculty member by refusing to extend health care benefits to her same-sex partner. Deborah Henson, who left Pitt in April 1996 to become a judicial clerk with the Louisiana Supreme Court, filed the discrimination suit against […]

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Drue Heinz prize winner writes from Portuguese-American view >

May 1st, 1997

After 30 sleepless hours spent doing rewrites on her second novel, Katherine Vaz was too dazed to appreciate what was being said when the call came informing her that she had won the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature Award. As the University Press's Ed Ochester congratulated her on the award for her short story collection, "Fado […]

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