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Volume 28 Issue 15

UPJ vice president accepts Shepherd College presidency >

March 28th, 1996

David L. Dunlop, vice president for Academic Affairs at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), will leave UPJ in July to become president of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W. Va. Dunlop has been a UPJ faculty member since 1973. He served as UPJ's interim president after the retirement of President Frank H. Blackington in December 1993 until […]

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Holder named dean of engineering school >

March 28th, 1996

In a move that surprised some members of the University community, Provost James Maher on March 14 named Gerald Holder as dean of the School of Engineering without conducting a search. Holder, who has been associate dean of engineering since July 1995, will replace H. K. Chang, who is leaving Pitt to become vice chancellor […]

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Liver cell growth lays groundwork for development of artificial livers >

March 28th, 1996

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) researchers say they have grown normal liver cells in the laboratory, an accomplishment that lays the groundwork for developing artificial livers to help alleviate a shortage of transplantable livers. The discovery of the liver cell-growing process, reported in the March issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, also could […]

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University Senate looks at role of intercollegiate sports at Pitt >

March 28th, 1996

Yesterday's University Senate panel discussion of "The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pittsburgh" dealt less with the future of big-time sports here than it did with Pitt's inadequate recreation facilities for students who don't play NCAA sports. "If good facilities and programs are necessary to recruit intercollegiate athletes, then they are equally […]

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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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