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Volume 31 Issue 3

City Council okays student housing >

October 1st, 1998

Pittsburgh City Council has approved Pitt's plan to build three 4-story apartment buildings on University-owned property in South Oakland. Council voted 7-0 to approve the project at a meeting Sept. 22. Council members Valerie McDonald and Gene Ricciardi were not present for the vote. The last formality remaining before Pitt can proceed is Mayor Tom […]

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National search for dean of law launched >

October 1st, 1998

Pitt has launched a national search for a new dean of the School of Law. David Herring has been interim dean since July, following the resignation of Dean Peter Shane. Robert F. Pack, vice provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management, will chair the search committee. Other committee members are: Douglas Branson, the W. Edward […]

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System for interlibrary loans via Internet tested >

October 1st, 1998

Pitt is testing a system that allows Internet users to search certain institutions' library catalogs and request that books be sent to any library in the University Library System (ULS). The service is an alternative to the interlibrary loan process. The pilot project is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), of which […]

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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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