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Volume 30 Issue 12

Deans' group discusses what Pitt should do >

February 19th, 1998

A Deans Council group met for the first time yesterday, Feb. 18, to begin discussing ways Pitt can improve black student graduation rates. Council members formed their Ad Hoc Committee on the Academic Success of Minority Students after meeting with Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jack L. Daniel in December. "Copies of Jack's report ["A […]

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Board of Trustees meeting today >

February 19th, 1998

Pitt's Board of Trustees will meet today, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Items on the agenda include the reports of Board Chairperson J.W. Connolly and Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, the annual affirmative action report, a report from the president of the Pitt Alumni Association, and announcement of a […]

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Thornburgh donates papers to Pitt; Feb. 27 symposium to honor former Pa. governor >

February 19th, 1998

Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh will present his personal papers to the University at a ceremony in his honor on Feb. 27. The presentation will be followed by a Founders Day symposium highlighting aspects of Thornburgh's career. Thorn-burgh also will give the keynote address at the honors convocation that afternoon. Thornburgh […]

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Grant funds mood & anxiety disorders center for youth >

February 19th, 1998

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) and the School of Medicine have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a center dedicated to developing treatment and services for children and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders. Early onset mood and anxiety disorders, including major depression, bipolar disorder, generalized […]

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Jack D. Myers >

February 19th, 1998

Jack D. Myers, chairperson of Pitt's Department of Medicine from 1950 until 1970, died Jan. 31, 1998, of cardiac arrest. He was 84. In 1988, Myers lost most of his vision because of illness. But it was a stroke last May that finally forced Myers to quit working. A New Brighton, Pa., native, Myers earned […]

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Correction >

February 19th, 1998

Jeffrey L. Brodsky, a winner of the 1998 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award in the junior scholar category, is an assistant professor in the biological sciences department. In the Feb. 5 University Times, the second reference to Brodsky's department was incorrect.

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Johnstown gets $150,000 Link-to-Learn award >

February 19th, 1998

The Johnstown campus's Office of Community Outreach will receive a $150,000 Link-to-Learn Infrastructure Investment Award from Pennsylvania's Department of Education. The award will help fund an innovative community partnership involving Pitt-Johnstown, Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC) and the Greater Johnstown School District. "These three major institutional partners will work to leverage the resources of educational institutions, […]

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1st grad program in computational toxicology established by GSPH >

February 19th, 1998

Computers can process information many times faster than the human brain. By harnessing this power, environmental scientists and toxicologists have developed computer methods to quickly and accurately assess the health risk of chemicals found in the environment. But not many environmental professionals have the expertise to use and interpret these complex computer models. And until […]

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