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Volume 34 Issue 6

OBITUARY: Shun-hsin (S.H.) Chou >

November 8th, 2001

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Heinz Chapel for economics professor emeritus Shun-hsin (S.H.) Chou. He died Oct. 8, 2001, one day before his 86th birthday. Chou joined Pitt's economics faculty in 1957 and served as department chair from 1970 to 1975. He retired from the University in […]

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Pitt's Health Sciences Library system compiles information source on terrorism >

November 8th, 2001

Pitt's Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) has compiled an information resource titled Medical Responses to Terrorism. This resource is available at http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/intres/index.html?page=46. It contains links to full-text journal articles and book chapters, and authoritative web resources from organizations such as the National Safety Council, the Centers for Disease Control, the American College of Physicians, the […]

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OBITUARY: Elizabeth Esler Duncan >

November 8th, 2001

Elizabeth (Libby) Esler Duncan, a long-time employee of the University, died Oct. 11, 2001. Duncan was an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences from 1983 through 1991. She pioneered the teaching of electronic database searching. She also served the University in other capacities. She was coordinator of the On-line Training Center here from […]

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UPMC plans information programs on bioterrorism >

November 8th, 2001

UPMC Health System is hosting a series of free public programs on bioterrorism. The sessions, entitled "Bioterrorism: What You Need to Know," will feature UPMC bioterrorism and infection control experts who will address questions about biological agents, such as anthrax and smallpox, and will highlight how UPMC is preparing for these threats. "The specter of […]

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Vending regulations under review >

November 8th, 2001

Last month the University shut down all on-campus vendors, pending a review of its vending regulations. For more than two decades, Pitt has allowed an eclectic mix of on-campus vendors who paid a daily fee to set up tables near the William Pitt Union. At a Nov. 2 press conference, Robert Hill, executive director of […]

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Bees do it: Proving the Honeycomb Conjecture >

November 8th, 2001

After completing his proof of the Kepler Conjecture, Thomas Hales turned his attention to a related problem of even greater antiquity: What is the most efficient partition of a plane into equal areas? The Honeycomb Conjecture asserts that the answer is the six-sided honeycomb. Honeybees had always taken the conjecture as a given. But for […]

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Renovation, construction projects totaling over $10 million approved >

November 8th, 2001

The property and fa- cilities committee of the Board of Trustees has approved five renovation and construction projects totaling $10,269,000. The committee is authorized to approve Pitt construction projects in excess of $1 million. The committee reports its actions to the trustees budget committee for the purpose of including the actions in the operating and […]

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