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Volume 31 Issue 3

Ridesharing program wins state award >

October 1st, 1998

The Office of Parking and Transportation Services was awarded a 1998 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence Sept. 22 in the category of Technology Innovation. Pitt operates 20 natural gas powered commuter vans in its community ridesharing program. John Morgan, assistant director for transportation, said, "With expanded funding, we hope to further reduce the number of […]

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Wall Street Journal, Katz school gives MBA students access to info >

October 1st, 1998

For decades, business professors have required MBA students to subscribe to The Wall Street Journal. More recently, students at Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business and other schools have been doing research projects using data culled from basic on-line services offered by the Journal and its publisher, Dow Jones. But this fall, through a unique […]

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UPMC honored by Working Mother magazine >

October 1st, 1998

The Office of Parking and Transportation Services was awarded a 1998 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence Sept. 22 in the category of Technology Innovation. Pitt operates 20 natural gas powered commuter vans in its community ridesharing program. John Morgan, assistant director for transportation, said, "With expanded funding, we hope to further reduce the number of […]

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Ghana's president visits >

October 1st, 1998

Ghana's President Jerry John Rawlings made a pitch for more foreign investment in his country, fair gold prices (Ghana — formerly the Gold Coast — produced 2.1 million ounces last year, but plummeting prices cut into profits) and passage of proposed U.S. legislation that would provide $650 million for trade opportunities in Africa, during a […]

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University of Pittsburgh Anti-Harassment Policy Statement >

October 1st, 1998

No University employee, University student, or individual on University property may intentionally harass or abuse a person (physically or verbally) with the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with such person's work or academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment. Consistent with the University Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, this […]

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Information Sciences establishes Corbett memorial >

October 1st, 1998

The School of Information Sciences has established a memorial fund dedicated to Margaret Mary "Peg" Corbett, former secretary in the Department of Library and Information Science, who died last year. Proceeds will fund a student award within the department. Proceeds also provided a planter with a flowering crabapple tree for the patio of the school's […]

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Ecology lecture series initiated >

October 1st, 1998

Bringing together the expertise and shared mission of several area organizations and institutions involved in the study of ecology, the newly formed Pittsburgh EcoForum will hold its inaugural Eminent Biologist Lecture Series in the Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium. Six prominent scientists will present lectures on a variety of ecological issues, hoping to bring Pittsburgh […]

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Pitt research could lead to new methods of treating AIDS, cancer >

October 1st, 1998

Kill the body and the head will die, boxing trainers say. Kill the molecular chaperone and the virus can no longer produce tumors, Jeffrey Brodsky says. Brodsky, assistant professor of biological sciences, knows his line isn't catchy. But the process it describes may lead to a whole new approach toward treating AIDS and preventing cancers […]

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