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Volume 31 Issue 7

Pitt changes tactics in effort to attract minority- and women-owned firms >

November 25th, 1998

In recent years, Pitt insisted that its food service con- tractors set aside 25 percent of their subcontract monies for businesses owned by women and minorities, especially African Americans. Not anymore. Following recent court interpretations of the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause, state-funded institutions like Pitt can no longer include race- and ethnic-based goals or […]

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Hillman Library extends hours >

November 25th, 1998

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 13 until 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours of operation: […]

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Fall '98 black freshman class 2nd largest ever >

November 25th, 1998

After two years of de- clining enrollments of African American freshmen, Pitt admitted its second-largest class of black freshmen (328 students) this fall. Pitt's largest-ever class of African American freshmen (336) was enrolled in fall 1995. That same year, the Board of Trustees set the University's highest institutional goal as pursuing excellence in undergraduate education. […]

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Pitt sponsors lunchtime series >

November 25th, 1998

Two Pitt groups with an international emphasis are sponsoring lunchtime presentations at the Downtown Barnes & Noble bookstore. The monthly series will run through June. The University Center for International Studies and the Department of Africana Studies are providing a variety of entertaining and informational presentations for lunchtime Downtown book-browsers. Events have included Kuntu Repertory […]

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Pitt, CMU form new non-profit corporation, Innovation Works, Inc. >

November 25th, 1998

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University announced plans last week to form a new non-profit corporation – Innovation Works, Inc. – that is expected to: * Provide start-up funding grants averaging more than $300,000 to help with research and development, marketing and other business support services. * Assist firms in finding venture capital, recruiting workers and […]

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Children's holiday party set for Dec. 5 >

November 25th, 1998

Santa Claus, face painting, crafts and refreshments are just a few of the enticements for children attending the Pitt Alumnae Councilπs 57th annual childrenπs holiday party on Dec. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room. The event is open to the public but reservations are required. Admission to the […]

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Robert R. Korfhage >

November 25th, 1998

Robert R. Korfhage, professor emeritus in the School of Information Sciences, died at his home in Squirrel Hill on Nov. 20, 1998. He retired from the University in May 1998 after a long and distinguished research career in the area of information retrieval and related topics. Holding bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in mathematics from […]

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Marathon fund-raiser for UPB >

November 25th, 1998

A group of people from Bradford ran in the Nov. 8 Columbus, Ohio, marathon to help raise money for a new scholarship at the Bradford campus. The endowed scholarship fund is being created in memory of Anne Taylor Babasick, who died last August following a battle with breast cancer. The scholarship will go to a […]

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Shepherd L. Witman >

November 25th, 1998

Shepherd L. Witman, former director of Pittπs Office of Cultural and Educational Exchange, which in the 1950s and π60s coordinated programs for the Nationality Rooms, the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors and the study abroad office, died Nov. 11, 1998. He was 92. Witman served on the faculties of Yale University, the University of Omaha, […]

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LRDC, school districts get $9.9 million technology grant >

November 25th, 1998

Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and its partner urban school districts have been awarded $9.9 million in Technology Innovative Challenge Grants for Teacher Professional Development issued by the U. S. Department of Education. The funds will support extension of the school restructuring activities of LRDC's Institute for Learning through use of the Internet […]

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