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Volume 31 Issue 7

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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Pitt geneticist C.C. Li defied colleagues, the Chinese government before fleeing to the West >

November 25th, 1998

"I do not write with sophistication, but I do write very clearly,"says Pitt's Li Ching Chun, better known to his fellow geneticists in the West as C.C. Li. "My English is not the best. So, my writing style is so simple that even people who do not know anything about genetics understand what I am […]

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