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Volume 32 Issue 20

Three initiatives designed to help General Studies expand its reach >

June 8th, 2000

General Studies expand its reach Three recent initiatives have expanded the reach of Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS). The college has added a certificate program, extended its presence in the community and developed an in-house advising service geared to nontraditional students. CGS Dean Susan R. Kinsey last week announced the establishment of a new […]

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Teaching lawyers the languages of the law: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese >

June 8th, 2000

Teaching lawyers the languages of the law: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese Two law students, one American, the other French, meet on a ocean liner, become romantically involved, and find themselves ensnared in a criminal plot by an evil professor. The latest "Austin Powers" movie? No, it's the plot of a 5-act thriller penned by […]

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Geologist challenges belief about development of area rock formation >

June 8th, 2000

Geologist challenges belief about development of rock formation The Masontown Kimberlite Dike is an undistinguished-looking stretch of gray rocks, sporadically exposed and less than a mile long, that Fayette County residents first noticed around 1860. It was formed many millions of years ago when molten rock, erupting from deep in the earth, pushed its way […]

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Recent revelation about bacteria's evolution could affect thinking on how higher organisms evolved >

June 8th, 2000

Recent revelation about bacteria's evolution could affect thinking on how higher organisms evolved How do bacteria evolve? Primarily, through "lateral gene transfer" — stealing useful genes from other organisms — according to a paper co-written by a Pitt faculty member in the May 18 edition of the journal Nature. Pitt biological sciences professor Jeffrey G. […]

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Faculty award funded at Katz >

June 8th, 2000

Faculty award funded at Katz A Katz Graduate School of Business alumnus is funding a new faculty development award. The Woodcock Faculty Development Fund will support an annual award to Katz faculty who demonstrate an ability to develop innovative teaching methods, conduct empirical research that tests new theories and use management know-how to serve the […]

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UPG cookbook sales benefit scholarships >

June 8th, 2000

UPG cookbook sales benefit scholarships From hearty tortellini soup to salsa meatballs, from crab supper pie to low-fat chocolate banana cake, more than 125 recipes from members of the Greensburg campus community have been compiled in a new cookbook. Published by the Greensburg campus Staff Association, the UPG Community Cookbook offers 80-plus pages on preparing […]

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Cancer center pavilion to honor physician >

June 8th, 2000

Cancer center pavilion to honor physician The Shadyside Hospital Foundation of UPMC Shadyside has given $5 million to the Hillman Cancer Center to help develop the William M. Cooper, M.D., Ambulatory Pavilion. The pavilion will be located at the Hillman Cancer Center, slated to open in 2002, and will be a "one-stop shop" for centralized […]

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Equipment donated to SIS >

June 8th, 2000

Equipment donated to SIS Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) recently received a Frame Relay switch donated by North Pittsburgh Telephone Company (NPT). Frame Relay is a digital technology that sends data over a telephone network in packets or clusters. It is widely used by businesses for transmitting information at speeds up to 1.544 megabits […]

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