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Volume 31 Issue 8

2 affiliated with Pitt center win top philosophy of science award >

December 10th, 1998

Two members of Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science fellowship, professors Deborah Mayo of Virginia Tech and Jeffrey Bub of the University of Maryland, have jointly won the highest honor for published research in their field. "It's often referred to as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in philosophy of science," center director James G. […]

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5 staff named winners of chancellor's award >

December 10th, 1998

Cheers, backslaps, hand shakes, applause – and a few tears of pride – greeted five staff employees with 40 years of service to Pitt as well as the five winners of this year's Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Staff, who were individually honored at yesterday's annual staff recognition reception. Each chancellor's award winner receives $2,500. […]

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Nationality Rooms tradition >

December 10th, 1998

Laura Fleischer, a Quo Vadis volunteer guide, greeted visitors to the Cathedral of Learning's Lithuanian Nationality Room during the Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House, Dec. 6. Guests saw a variety of ethnic holiday traditions, including a Chinese lion dance, a Japanese tea ceremony and entertainment of Poland, Greece and the Philippines, among other countries represented […]

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Breaking ground >

December 10th, 1998

Local and University officials broke ground Dec. 1 for Bouquet Gardens, the three-building, 192-bed apartment complex for undergraduate student housing scheduled to open in time for next fall's classes. From left: David Hohman, Building Trades Council president; Alyson Wallach, Student Government Board president; Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran; Dan Cohen, city councilman, Bob O'Connor, City […]

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SIS researchers compile "atlas" of state's technological resources >

December 10th, 1998

Pitt School of Information Sciences (SIS) researchers have developed the nation's first technology atlas – an enormous computer database that shows the locations of fiber-optic lines, satellite dishes, cable TV networks, Internet service providers and school Internet connections, microwave tower s and video conferencing sites throughout Pennsylvania. The "Technology Atlas for a New Pennsylvania," as […]

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Union will file grievance over changes in custodians' shifts >

December 10th, 1998

Custodians this week are re-selecting job assignments as part of a plan Pitt says will increase the quality of custodial service. But the custodians' union plans to file a formal grievance over the changes. According to Local 29 union secretary-treasurer and business agent Nelson Bryant, "We will be filing a grievance and we've made the […]

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UPMC South Side wins community service award >

December 10th, 1998

UPMC South Side has won the South Side Business Alliance's (SSBA) 1998 Community Service Award. According to the SSBA, the hospital received the award for its active role in community affairs and organizations, such as the Brashear Association, South Side Local Development Company and South Side Planning Forum. UPMC South Side is also a member […]

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Faculty continue to question roles on trustees' committees >

December 10th, 1998

In 1996, Pitt's Board of Trustees revoked the voting rights of faculty serving on trustees' committees. Ever since, professors have voiced qualms about their ambiguous role at committee meetings. Should they speak up or just sit in as observers? (Some committee chairpersons encourage faculty participation while others seem to view faculty as interlopers, according to […]

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1st endowed chair for SIS >

December 10th, 1998

The Buhl Foundation has awarded Pitt $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair in the School of Information Sciences (SIS). Named in honor of Buhl Foundation President Doreen Boyce (pictured at a Dec. 2 ceremony announcing the award), the Doreen E. Boyce Chair in Library and Information Science is one of the few library and […]

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