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Volume 32 Issue 12

Trustees expected to outline 5-year institutional goals >

February 17th, 2000

Pitt trustees soon will unveil institutional goals for the next five years. At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Board of Trustees plans to publicly release and discuss a report, "The University of Pittsburgh, 2000-2005," which spells out areas for emphasis and improvement here. It's a follow-up to a set of goals that trustees announced in […]

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Professorship endowed in engineering >

February 17th, 2000

Robert v.d. Luft, chairman of Entergy Corporation, has donated $500,000 to Pitt to create an endowed professorship in engineering. "Robert Luft has been a long-time, loyal supporter of the School of Engineering," said Dean Gerald Holder. "He has been a leader on our board of visitors for more than 10 years and has provided invaluable […]

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Med school breaks into top 10 of NIH funding >

February 17th, 2000

There was good news for the University's medical research community in the Jan. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). An article in the NEJM shows that Pitt's School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University's medical school were the only two academic medical centers in the country to break into the […]

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Newest law "prof" can be found on web page >

February 17th, 2000

Log on to JURIST: The Law Professors' Network (jurist.law.pitt.edu) and meet LANGDELL, the newest addition to Pitt's law "faculty." The first computer-generated audio-visual personality to be put on-line at a law school, LANGDELL introduces the JURIST legal education service in four different languages. Named after the 19th-century Harvard law professor and dean Christopher Columbus Langdell, […]

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Administration responds to questions about new information technology plan >

February 17th, 2000

The provost and members of his senior staff are making the rounds to various University groups to provide an overview and answer questions about Pitt's new information technology (IT) plan. A draft of the plan, titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," was distributed last month to all University Senate committees, the Dean's […]

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Vacations focus on volunteering >

February 17th, 2000

The Pitt Volunteer Pool, in conjunction with the Student Volunteer Outreach program, is sponsoring two service projects this summer off the beaten track. Volunteers are invited to Santerem, Brazil, for two weeks of building a community health clinic, and Gardiner, Montana, for a week of renovating a dude ranch. An information session on the two […]

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Construction, renovation projects totaling $23.5 million approved >

February 17th, 2000

The property and facilities committee of Pitt's Board of Trustees Feb. 14 approved six construction and renovation projects totaling $23.5 million, including a new home for the University's artificial organ development program. The McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, which has been housed at the University's Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering since 1992, will move […]

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Pitt dormitory sprinkler project exceeds fire code requirements >

February 17th, 2000

HARRISBURG — Even though Pittsburgh's fire code doesn't require it, the University last May launched a five-year, $15 million project to install sprinklers in every dormitory room on campus. "All of our dormitories meet the city code. All of our residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors. All of them have sprinklers in common areas […]

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