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Volume 38 Issue 3

NSF awards supercomputing center $52 million >

September 29th, 2005

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $52 million over the next five years to support operations of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as a partner in the TeraGrid, NSF’s program to provide national cyberinfrastructure for education and research. Built over the last four years, the TeraGrid is the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure […]

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Writers’ series kicks off Oct. 19 >

September 29th, 2005

Lovers of literature and poetry can “curl up” with a good author during the eighth season of the Pittsburgh contemporary writers series 2005-2006 at Pitt, featuring award-winning authors and poets. The season opens Oct. 19 with author Charles Baxter, winner of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix […]

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UPMC donates Penguins’ tickets to kids >

September 29th, 2005

UPMC has donated more than $1 million in Pittsburgh Penguins hockey tickets to the Tickets for Kids Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit charity committed to enriching the lives of underserved children and their families. More than 14,000 tickets will be distributed to children in local communities through various social service organizations that are partners of the […]

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Pitt asks for 10 percent hike in appropriation >

September 29th, 2005

Pitt is requesting a 10 percent increase in its commonwealth appropriations for fiscal year 2007, which begins next July 1. If approved, the $192.8 million request, which was filed with the state government last week, would surpass Pitt’s high-water mark of $178.5 million that was allocated in fiscal year 2002. “We know an overall 10 […]

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OBITUARY: Stanley Donald Imber >

September 29th, 2005

Stanley Donald Imber, professor emeritus of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, died June 9, 2005, of heart failure. He was 82. Imber joined the Pitt faculty in 1974 as a professor of psychiatry, with a secondary appointment as a professor of psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded emeritus status […]

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Legal scholar turns critical eye on U.S. Constitution >

September 29th, 2005

Starry-eyed Americans enamored of their Constitution as “the owner’s manual of the greatest form of government the world’s ever known” got a harsh dose of reality this month from a leading legal scholar. The Constitution is a flawed document, misunderstood by historians and abused by the court system, and its selective enforcement depends not on […]

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Rising gas prices having little effect at Pitt >

September 29th, 2005

When gasoline prices skyrocketed over the summer months, many people began to change their travel and commuting habits. But apparently those people don’t work at Pitt. “Generally, the fuel price increases have not had a material effect on the operations and services provided by Parking, Transportation and Services,” said Joe Phillips, Pitt assistant vice chancellor […]

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Experts discuss United Nations reforms >

September 29th, 2005

This month’s historic gathering in New York City of world leaders — some 170 strong — to discuss reforming the United Nations produced mixed results, according to most analysts. Experts say the summit fell short of the most ambitious goals laid out by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which were to gain consensus for reform in […]

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