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Volume 34 Issue 6

Spouses of employees on Pittsburgh campus to get back library, shuttle, other privileges

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November 8th, 2001

When Pitt issued new I.D. cards to Pittsburgh campus employees in January, it inadvertently cut off several privileges previously enjoyed by spouses of faculty and staff, including borrowing privileges at Pitt libraries and access to campus shuttle buses and Trees Hall recreation facilities. Recently, the administration took steps to restore those privileges, said Andrew W. […]

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Pitt coordinates entrepreneurial activity >

November 8th, 2001

As part of a comprehensive approach to technology transfer and commercialization, Pitt recently coordinated its entrepreneurial activities by establishing the Technology Commercialization Alliance (TCA). TCA will operate in parallel with the Office of Technology Transfer, and will be housed administratively in the Provost's office under George Klinzing, vice provost for research. "The rich soil of […]

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New classes & research, more student interest: Sept. 11 attacks' effects continue on campus >

November 8th, 2001

Aftershocks of the Sept. 11 terrorist hijackings, recent anthrax attacks and the war in Afghanistan are being felt in Pitt classrooms and research facilities. Some examples: * More than 30 undergraduates have enrolled so far in Pitt's new certificate program in global studies, more than twice the number that planners of the interdisciplinary program had […]

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Grant to fund training for care of elderly >

November 8th, 2001

The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Pitt's School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) to help train ophthalmologists in how to better care for older adults. Hollis Day, assistant professor in the geriatric medicine division and geriatric resident education coordinator, said: "The […]

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Number of applicants, returning students here continues to increase >

November 8th, 2001

Pitt appears not to be suffering the exodus of foreign and out-of-state students that some experts feared would follow the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — and the xenophobic violence that ensued in Pittsburgh and other cities. As of Nov. 2, the Pittsburgh campus had processed spring term registrations of 11,356 students, 726 more than last […]

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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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