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Volume 32 Issue 16

Dickson Prize lecturer to speak >

April 13th, 2000

Elizabeth Blackburn, a University of California at San Francisco professor who discovered the important DNA repair enzyme telomerase, will receive the 1999-2000 Dickson Prize in Medicine in conjunction with her 4 p.m. lecture today, "Telomere Capping and Cell Proliferation," in Scaife Hall's Lecture Room 6. Blackburn's discovery of telomerase has revolutionized molecular genetics. The enzyme […]

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4 Pitt undergrads win Goldwater scholarships >

April 13th, 2000

Four University undergraduates have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 2000. No institution may nominate more than four Goldwater candidates per year. Recipients are: Christopher Farrell, a junior majoring in biological sciences; Jacob Nadler, a junior neuroscience major; Brian Ruskin, a junior geology and planetary science major; and Kathlean Schaefer, a sophomore chemistry major. The […]

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Pitt faculty awarded 5 Link-to-Learn grants >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), the Department of Computer Science and the Bradford campus were recently awarded Link-to-Learn grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Link-to-Learn is Gov. Tom Ridge's multi-year, $166 million initiative to expand the use of information technology (IT) in the classroom. This year's Link-to-Learn request for proposals stipulated that submissions include […]

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Horowitz memorial lecture set for April 24 >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt's Department of Philosophy will hold the first Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture April 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Horowitz, who died in January, was the first woman to chair Pitt's philosophy department. Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy and […]

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Johnstown sociology professor helps to link people, information >

April 13th, 2000

At the Johnstown campus, a sociology professor is emphasizing the outreach in the Office of Community Outreach. Jon Darling, professor of sociology and director of the office, helped found the Civic Action Network (CAN), a regional community project designed to link people and information through computer technology and social interaction. Darling acknowledged he's sometimes critical […]

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Physicians can regain control of health care business, head of UMPC Health System insists >

April 13th, 2000

At a time when most hospitals in western Pennsylvania are bleeding red ink, UPMC Health System's revenues exceeded its expenses by $230 million over the last three years, the system's president reported recently. A "disproportionate share" of UPMC revenues came from the system's $1.8 billion in investments, Jeffrey Romoff said. "Virtually all [non-UPMC] hospitals in […]

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Pitt Scouts for Food drive runs through April 30 >

April 13th, 2000

The annual Pitt Scouts for Food drive, which is part of the national Scouting for Food effort conducted by the Boy Scouts of America, will run through April 30. Pitt's efforts are coordinated by the Volunteer Pool and Student Volunteer Outreach program. All local donations are delivered to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in […]

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New program expands relationship between trustees, faculty members >

April 13th, 2000

Francesca Savoia has been a faculty member here since 1985. But before last month, she had never met a Pitt trustee. It's "not healthy" for a university when its board of trustees and faculty rarely mingle, said Savoia, an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. "It leads to misconceptions […]

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Hillman Library plans extended hours >

April 13th, 2000

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the spring term reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m., Saturday, April 22, until 10 p.m., Friday, April 28. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours […]

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