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Volume 38 Issue 6

Prof searches for oxygen-bearing moon minerals >

November 10th, 2005

Future residents of the moon may breathe easier thanks to work being done now by Pitt professor Bruce Hapke. Hapke, professor emeritus of geology and planetary sciences, is part of a six-member team led by NASA chief scientist Jim Garvin seeking concentrations of oxygen-bearing minerals on the moon. The group is analyzing ultraviolet photos of […]

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Consultant to consider uses for University Club >

November 10th, 2005

The University has hired an outside consultant to evaluate potential uses for the University Club, the eight-story building on University Place that Pitt purchased in May. Eli Shorak, Pitt associate vice chancellor of Business, is Pitt’s liaison to PKF Consulting of Philadephia. Shorak can be contacted at 4-5474; es@pitt.edu. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said this week, […]

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Unveiling set for design of Turkish nationality room >

November 10th, 2005

The Turkish Nationality Room committee will unveil the design of the latest addition to Pitt’s 26 Nationality Rooms at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the William Pitt Union (WPU) lower lounge. Since 2001, Pittsburgh’s Turkish-American community and Turkish students have been working on the design and raising funds for the new room. Omer Akin, professor […]

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UPB program gets grant >

November 10th, 2005

HealthWorks Bradford, which is coordinated by the Center for Rural Health Practice at Pitt’s Bradford campus, received a $10,000 grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to promote wellness initiatives to employees and other residents. HealthWorks is a collaboration of local industries and organizations committed to addressing public health issues through an employer-based network. Wellness […]

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Would state budget hike cap harm universities? >

November 10th, 2005

Would capping state budget increases result in less support for higher education? The heads of Pennsylvania’s state-related institutions, including Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, are concerned about the potential harmful effects of recent actions by the Pennsylvania legislature. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have enacted legislation dubbed the “Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights” (TABOR), […]

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