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Volume 30 Issue 8

Telecommunications internship to honor Montgomery >

December 4th, 1997

FORE Systems, Inc. has funded an internship in the School of Information Sciences' telecommunications program to honor the late K. Leon Montgomery, one of the program's founders and a Pitt faculty member for more than 20 years. FORE also has equipped the school's telecom research lab with an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch and corresponding […]

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Senate continues to play key role in Pitt governance, MacLeod says >

December 4th, 1997

"The University Senate is in danger of being reduced to the status of a suggestion box," economics department interim chairperson Herbert Chesler railed at a recent meeting. Chesler was protesting what he called the administration's failure to consult with the Senate before finalizing Pitt's new early retirement plan for tenured faculty. Unintentionally, Chesler also supplied […]

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Hillman hours extended >

December 4th, 1997

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term final exam period, and will remain open continuously from 9 a.m. Dec. 6 to 2 a.m. Dec. 10. The hours for the remainder of finals week will be: Dec. 11, 7:50 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Dec. 12, 7:50 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Dec. 13, […]

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Brinton memorial service scheduled >

December 4th, 1997

A memorial service for Charles C. Brinton Jr., a long-time Pitt microbiology professor who devoted his career to protecting people from bacterial diseases, is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Heinz Memorial Chapel. Brinton, 71, died Oct. 21 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Pitt senior awarded Marshall Scholarship >

December 4th, 1997

Pitt senior Meghan Majorow-ski has been named one of 40 Marshall Scholarship winners for 1998. Chosen from among more than 800 candidates, Majorowski is the only winner of the Marshall Scholarship from a Pennsylvania college or university. The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most competitive scholarships in America available to undergraduates. It was created […]

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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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