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Volume 30 Issue 8

Earnings from Pitt's patents expected to double in FY98 >

December 4th, 1997

In March 1996, when Pitt hired Arthur A. Boni to direct the newly formed Office of Technology Management, the University was earning about $1 million a year from licensing agreements on Pitt-owned patents. That income is expected to double by the end of the current fiscal year, Boni says. But even then, Boni won't be […]

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First two FAS dean candidates complete campus interviews >

December 4th, 1997

The first two public forums featuring semi-finalists for Pitt's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship included: * An external candidate from the humanities — David Magidson, former dean of fine, performing and communication arts and a professor of theater arts at Wayne State University. * An insider with a science background — Pitt chemistry […]

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A couple of days in the life of a candidate >

December 4th, 1997

So you want to be dean of an arts and sciences school? Be prepared for back-to-back interviews, business meals, lectures and public forums — and that's before you get the job. Having already been interviewed by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean search committee, the five semi-finalists for the FAS deanship […]

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Book profiling women in science & engineering includes Pitt prof >

December 4th, 1997

There is no doubt that women have made tremendous strides in science since Rachel Carson published "Silent Spring" 25 years ago. One way pesticide manufacturers sought to counter Carson's claims that they were poisoning the earth was to dismiss her as a hysterical woman. Although society today accepts women as astronauts and field biologists capable […]

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Pitt students join national effort to help children learn to read >

December 4th, 1997

Supported by an $83,750 grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and a federal work-study subsidy, Pitt's School of Education has joined a national effort by the Clinton administration and Congress to ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the third grade. The three-year Pittsburgh Foundation grant and work-study subsidy […]

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