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Volume 28 Issue 21

Business group aids Kevin Cecil fund >

June 20th, 1996

The Oakland Business and Civic Association (OBCA) has conducted several fund-raising events to aid Kevin Cecil, the Pitt engineering student who was shot in Oakland last summer and now faces life as a paraplegic. An OBCA golf outing on May 23 attracted more than 140 golfers who paid $75 per person to take part. An […]

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Staff council elects '96-97 officers >

June 20th, 1996

Brian Hart, a staff member in the Office of Computing and Information Services, has been re-elected president of Pitt's Staff Association Council (SAC). Elected to a second term as vice president of steering at SAC's June 12 meeting was Rich Colwell, a staff member in the School of Engineering. Carol Kenderes, School of Education, was […]

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Grants awarded for development of computing hardware, software >

June 20th, 1996

Eight grants have been awarded to faculty members for the development of innovative computer hardware and software for advanced instructional technology at Pitt. The grants are part of a program administered by the Instructional Technologies Working Group of the Executive Committee on Academic Computing (ECAC). According to group chair David Beratan, $116,000 was budgeted this […]

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Clinic offers medical advice for travelers >

June 20th, 1996

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's International Travel Clinic, located at 339 Sixth Ave., Downtown, offers consultation and recommendations for disease prevention when traveling abroad. Travelers should contact the Travel Clinic as soon as they are aware of their travel plans, because immunizations must be administered over time. The center also offers a complete medical […]

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University Senate elections 1996-1997 >

June 20th, 1996

Keith A. McDuffie of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures has been re-elected president of the University Senate for the 1996-97 academic year. The election was conducted last month. Results were announced at the June 10 Senate Council meeting. Re-elected as Senate vice president for 1996-97 was Nathan Hershey of the Graduate School of […]

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Budget could bring pay raises, reductions in workforce here >

June 20th, 1996

The good news for fiscal 1997: Possible pay hikes of 4 percent. The bad news: A possible workforce reduction of 4.5 percent. For faculty and staff, that's the good and the bad of the FY 97 budget that the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) has recommended to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. UPBC's budget recommendation also […]

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Computer devices donated to SHRS >

June 20th, 1996

The Prentke Romich Company and Semantic Compaction Systems have donated to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences computer devices to help people with neurological disorders that prevent them from speaking on their own. The equipment will become part of Pitt's Center for Assistive Technology, which helps to assess the needs of individuals who seek […]

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Senate Council approves 1st policy on commercialization of inventions >

June 20th, 1996

Senate Council unanimously approved what would be Pitt's first-ever Commercialization of Inventions Through Independent Companies Policy at its June 10 meeting. The policy would establish guidelines for Pitt faculty, staff and students seeking to commercially produce inventions based on technologies developed in their labs. According to Vice Provost for Research George Klinzing's office, the policy […]

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Pitt researchers' artificial heart could someday replace transplants >

June 20th, 1996

Many of Pitt's medical researchers are internationally known for contributions to their fields and have been at the forefront of some lifesaving discoveries. Some of those researchers are so good, in fact, that they could end up putting some colleagues out of business. Like UPMC surgeons William Wagner, Harvey Borovetz and Bartley Griffith. They are […]

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