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Volume 31 Issue 2

SIS receives $25,000 grant >

September 17th, 1998

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has received a $25,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support a discussion of issues crucial to educating archivists for the 21st century. The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry by supporting libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources transmitting […]

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Carol Kay >

September 17th, 1998

Carol Kay, associate professor in the Department of English and an important interdisciplinary scholar of the 18th century, died Sept. 12, 1998, of complications from severe aplastic anemia. She was 51. Kay graduated from Radcliffe College in 1967 with high honors and was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American literature and language from Harvard […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT How Pitt handles cases of "He said — She said" >

September 17th, 1998

In the movie "Horse Feathers," Groucho Marx, playing Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, is annoyed at the behavior of Chico and Harpo Marx, portraying students in his classroom. Groucho says to an attractive female student in the front row: "You, stay after class." She replies, "But, Professor, I didn't do anything." Groucho, with trademark bobbing eyebrows, […]

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OPINION / Jack L. Daniel >

September 17th, 1998

A recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Black Students: 'Miles to Go,'" cited the Southern Education Foundation's finding that, "In the measure that most concerns the Foundation, the percentage of black college graduates, Pennsylvania reflected the minimal growth." The foundation's emphasis on the number of black college graduates is consistent with my view that, for […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY >

September 17th, 1998

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY (effective June 23, 1997) The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the maintenance of a community free from all forms of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates University policy as well as federal, state and local laws. It is neither permitted nor condoned. The coverage of this policy extends to all faculty, researchers, […]

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Alumni Hall = Eberly Hall >

September 17th, 1998

Pitt's Alumni Hall has been renamed Eberly Hall in recognition of the Eberly family's long-term support of the University. The Eberly Family Foundation and the Eberly Charitable Trust have supported student scholarships, the Shakespeare in the Schools program, and a chaired professorship in biotechnology. Their most recent gift will be used in conjunction with state […]

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100 years young >

September 17th, 1998

A ragtime band, carriage rides and yesteryear photography displays will highlight a day-long birthday party Oct. 1 for the 100-year-old Hotel Schenley, now Pitt's William Pitt Union (WPU). A turn-back-the-clock theme will help recreate the ambiance of the late-19th century, as bellhops, costumed strollers and a barbershop quartet appear throughout the day, topped off with […]

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Undergrad science gets $1.8 million grant from Howard Hughes institute >

September 17th, 1998

Undergraduate science education initiatives in a variety of arts and sciences departments at Pitt have been awarded a grant of $1.8 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI, a medical research organization, employs scientists in cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology. It supports science education in the United States and a […]

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International Week activities planned >

September 17th, 1998

Think globally, act locally, kick a soccer ball, explore international careers, meet foreign students, watch movies, confront cultural stereotypes, peruse art and photos, eat, drink, dance… Those will be among the options during Pitt's International Week, Sept. 21-26. "We've put together a wide-ranging schedule of events including everything from international entertainment to very practical things […]

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Allegheny Observatory plans Oct. 2 open house >

September 17th, 1998

The annual Allegheny Observatory open house will be held Oct. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. All three of the observatory's telescopes, including the 30-inch Thaw Refractor, will offer a view of the skies to the public. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will make additional telescopes available on the front lawn. Visitors will be […]

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