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Volume 30 Issue 9

Melvin L. Kreithen >

January 8th, 1998

When Melvin L. Kreithen began studying pigeons, the birds were commonly scorned as flying rats that navigated by some simple, if unknown, process involving magnetics. But Kreithen, a Pitt associate professor of biology, revealed through his research that pigeons' sensory capabilities are powerful and extraordinarily complex — that they use low-frequency sounds, polarized sunlight, Dopler […]

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John Wen-djang Chu >

January 8th, 1998

John Wen-djang Chu, 83, a faculty member in East Asian languages and literatures from 1962 until his retirement in 1984, died Dec. 27, 1997. Chu came to Pitt after teaching at the University of Washington and Yale University. "He was a very valuable part of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures," said David […]

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A glance at the FAS dean finalists >

January 8th, 1998

Charles Cnudde Dean of Social Sciences, Florida State University, 1987-present. Professor of political science with a secondary appointment in public administration and policy, Florida State, 1987-1993. Professor and chairperson, government, University of Texas, 1980-1987. Professor and chairperson, political science, Michigan State University, 1973-1980. Assistant/associate professor, political science, University of Wisconsin, 1968-1972. Assistant professor, political science, […]

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Great Americans' Day moves to March — if you work or attend school at Pitt >

January 8th, 1998

Great Americans' Day moves to March — if you work or attend school at Pitt Pitt will be closed March 6 in observance of Great Americans' Day, a holiday normally celebrated in February. The scheduling is the result of a permanent policy change. Beginning this year, the University will observe Great Americans' Day on the […]

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Project designing ways to increase international aspects of life at the University >

January 8th, 1998

An executive from Kennametal Corp. recently asked Burkart Holzner, director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS), for help in recruiting personnel for a German company that Kennametal had acquired. "How many metallurgical engineers has Pitt graduated recently who are fluent in German?" the executive asked. Holzner did some checking. The answer, as he […]

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University honored for its recycling program >

January 8th, 1998

The Allegheny County commissioners have named Pitt one of the county's first "Enviro Star Partners" for voluntarily implementing pollution prevention programs that go above and beyond county regulations. The designation is part of a new County Health Department program designed to promote pollution prevention by publicly recognizing businesses that voluntarily take steps to eliminate or […]

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Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania donates $100,000 to telecommunications >

January 8th, 1998

Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania has given Pitt's School of Information Sciences a $100,000 gift to support its telecommunications program. The money will be used to purchase eight computers for student use, fund a scholarship for a minority student and set up a high-tech distance learning classroom.

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