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Volume 31 Issue 18

Honoring UPB's president >

May 13th, 1999

Honoring UPB's president A reception was held May 2 in honor of Richard E. McDowell (far right), who has served as Bradford campus president for 25 years. During McDowell's tenure, the regional campus has grown from a two-year school to a four-yea r college offering 39 bachelor's and professional programs. Under his leadership, Bradford's endowment […]

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ULS gets grant for Bolivian monograph preservation >

May 13th, 1999

ULS gets grant for Bolivian monograph preservation The University Library System (ULS) has received a $219,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve and make more accessible 2,350 brittle monographs from its Bolivian collection. The grant will help preserve on microfilm documents that are out-of-print, scarce, expensive, lightly damaged or stained. "The […]

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SAC officers run for re-election; nomination deadline is May 19 >

May 13th, 1999

SAC officers run for re-election; nomination deadline is May 19 The four officers of the Staff Association Council (SAC) have been renominated and will run for re-election. No other SAC members have been nominated for office. But elections committee chair Josephine Hatley introduced a resolution at the May 12 meeting to extend the nominating period […]

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Pitt Poetry Series gets NEA grant >

May 13th, 1999

Pitt Poetry Series gets NEA grant The Pitt Poetry Series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support and expand its promotional efforts. The Press was one of only five university presses to receive such support. The money will be used to […]

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COMMENCEMENT 1999 >

May 13th, 1999

COMMENCEMENT 1999 'Nobility of purpose is the cardinal element of high self-esteem," Thomas E. Starzl told degree recipients at the University's 1999 commencement ceremony May 3. "This self-assessment may surface daily, be an unwelcome visitor in the depths of the night, or be acknowledged only at the moment of death. But it is always there." […]

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Text of Thomas E. Starzl's address to the Class of 1999 >

May 13th, 1999

Text of Thomas E. Starzl's address to the Class of 1999 Class of 1999: It has been a half-century since I sat out there, where you are today. I wondered then, as you must be wondering now, what waited for me beyond the commencement milestone. Your presence here today means that you have already succeeded […]

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