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Volume 32 Issue 17

Observatory director hopes to be working with, not competing against, space satellites >

April 27th, 2000

As satellite telescopes supersede ground-based astronomy, Pitt's Allegheny Observatory has largely been eclipsed as a center of basic research. The North Side landmark's federal grants dried up two years ago. Last month, the observatory laid off its chief technician, Tim Persinger. Chief observer Tom Reiland will be let go at the end of June. But […]

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Wages, health care stumbling blocks in negotiations between Pitt, custodians >

April 27th, 2000

Contract negotiations continue between the University and Pittsburgh campus custodians, who have been working without a contract since Jan. 1. According to representatives from both sides, health care costs and wages remain the biggest stumbling blocks to a settlement. The two sides have met twice this month, with the next bargaining session scheduled for today, […]

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OBITUARY: Ernst Knobil >

April 27th, 2000

Ernst Knobil, who was Richard Beatty Mellon Professor of Physiology at Pitt from 1961 to 1981 and chairperson of the medical school's cell biology and physiology department, died of pancreatic cancer April 13, 2000. He was 73. Knobil died at The Hospice of the Texas Medical Center in Houston. A pioneering endocrinologist, Knobil located the […]

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Strobe Talbott lecture honors retiring UCIS research professor >

April 27th, 2000

There was nothing preordained about the orgy of ethnic cleansing, genocide, rape and bombing that tore apart Yugoslavia during the 1990s, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott said in a lecture here April 20. "I realize that's not the conventional wisdom, but I think the conventional wisdom is wrong," Talbott argued. "For years, we've […]

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Maps aren't what they used to be on geology & planetary science web site >

April 27th, 2000

Have a few minutes before you have to punch the ol' time clock? Try calling up the Department of Geology and Planetary Science (GPS) web site at: www.geology.pitt.edu Whether you want to review the geological history of the Pittsburgh area or get the latest data on earthquakes and volcanoes or see some satellite pictures of […]

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Info available of road closings for marathon >

April 27th, 2000

This year, the UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon plays host to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Marathon on May 7. City streets throughout the 26.2-mile race course will be closed for portions of the day. The race day event schedule has been changed to accommodate the Olympic Trials event. All races start […]

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