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Volume 28 Issue 15

Pitt pursues commercial outlets for technology developed here >

March 28th, 1996

Pitt's income from licensing agreements on University-owned patents has grown from $320,000 to $1.25 million during the last three fiscal years, with the money being divided about equally among the faculty inventors, their academic departments and the central University. Between fiscal year 1992 and FY 1995, the number of licensing agreements that Pitt signed with […]

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Library science, medicine cited in U.S. News survey of grad schools >

March 28th, 1996

Pitt's graduate library science program is ranked fifth in the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of deans, administrators and senior faculty around the nation. Several other Pitt graduate schools and programs also made the magazine's 1996 list of "America's Best Graduate Schools," including the School of Medicine. This was the […]

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Needleman campaigns for more studies of gasoline additive MMT >

March 28th, 1996

Long known for his efforts to reduce the amount of lead in the environment, Pitt professor Herbert Needleman has joined a new campaign — against another gasoline additive. Responding to a request from the Environmental Defense Fund and 36 other environmental, medical, religious and consumer groups, 15 of the nation's oil companies recently announced that […]

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Forum on Bigelow closing set for noon today in WPU >

March 28th, 1996

Pitt's Director of Parking and Transportation Bob Harkins will discuss the proposed test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Sponsored by Staff Association Council, the forum is intended to inform the University community about issues surrounding the closing. A […]

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Education, not retention, is the problem to address, speaker says >

March 28th, 1996

As Pitt and other universities struggle to reduce their drop-out rates, especially among minority students, a national expert on student retention told an audience here last week that "retention is not, and never has been, the real issue. "If the only question you're asking is how you can keep more students, then you're asking the […]

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O P I N I O N / Jack L. Daniel >

March 28th, 1996

Quality and diversity Having spent more than 26 years of my professional life attempting to contribute to our University becoming equally accessible to all, and given the current undertones of the national and local dialogues regarding what is labeled diversity, I decided to share the following personal views as we seek to reposition our University. […]

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Endowed professorship >

March 28th, 1996

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has established an endowed professorship in honor of pioneering transplant surgeon Thomas Starzl. UPMC raised $1.5 million in contributions to endow the Thomas E. Starzl Chair in Transplantation Surgery. The chair is part of a larger effort by UPMC to establish an endowment for its Transplantation Institute, which […]

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Pamela Bacarisse >

March 28th, 1996

A memorial service will be held for Pamela Bacarisse, professor and former chairperson of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, on April 3 at 2 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. Bacarisse died March 18 of stomach and pancreatic cancer at her Oakland home. She was 61. Her husband and fellow professor of Hispanic languages […]

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Former President Bush to speak here >

March 28th, 1996

Former U.S. President George Bush will be the featured speaker at the 1996 Pitt Ambassadors scholarship dinner on April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. Pitt Ambassadors is a partnership between the University and area businesses committed to education. Each year, the program awards two four-year scholarships to area high school […]

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University's voice mail systems will be upgraded to meet demand >

March 28th, 1996

If you're frequently getting busy signals when you phone for your AUDIX voice-mail messages, or if your telephone rings more than four times before the system allows callers to leave you messages, you're not alone. The University's voice-mail systems are approaching maximum capacity, said Bruce A. Hutchison, director of Pitt's Office of Telecommunications. A growing […]

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