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Volume 31 Issue 19

Chancellor, other Pitt staff, faculty serve on disability task force >

May 27th, 1999

Chancellor, other Pitt staff, faculty serve on disability task force Members of the University community are participating in a regional effort to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Named Disability Agenda 2000, the group consists of leaders and citizens throughout Allegheny County, divided into 14 subgroups, or sectors, covering a broad spectrum […]

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Genetics program awarded $115,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

Genetics program awarded $115,000 grant Pitt's genetics education and counseling program has received a $115,000 grant from the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) of western Pennsylvania to help inform the community about genetic disease risk and available counseling services. The genetics education and counseling program provides current information about inherited conditions and related services for […]

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Lecturing >

May 27th, 1999

Lecturing Eleanor Clift, contributing editor of Newsweek, spoke last night as part of the American Experience distinguished lecture series. Clift, who reports on the White House, Washington, women in politics and other issues, lectured on "The Media as Meritocracies." A veteran national election campaign reporter, Clift is a regular on TV's "The McLaughlin Group." The […]

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Even in the information age, microfilm remains the best bet for

preserving library materials, prof argues >

May 27th, 1999

No digitization without preservation Even in the information age, microfilm remains the best bet for preserving library materials, prof argues "Digital documents last forever — or five years, whichever comes first." –Jeff Rothenberg Senior research scientist RAND Corp. The Clinton White House cranks out 6 million e-mail messages annually, then sends them to the National […]

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Proposed staff job reclassification is subject of June 8 staff

assembly >

May 27th, 1999

Proposed staff job reclassification is subject of June 8 staff assembly The Staff Association Council (SAC) has rescheduled its spring assembly on the new job classification system for June 8, noon to 1 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Speaking will be Human Resources' Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor; Jim Edgerton, assistant vice chancellor […]

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Building a room >

May 27th, 1999

Building a room The Japanese Nationality Classroom, to be housed in room 317 Cathedral of Learning, will be dedicated July 25. The room’s 87 components were built with traditional Japanese tools in Kyoto, Japan, dismantled and shipped in a 40-foot container to Pittsburgh. Japanese artisans and local carpenters are reconstructing architect Hirokazu Nagase’s design, which […]

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History professor looks beyond kings, statesmen to teach about

the people who built the world >

May 27th, 1999

History professor looks beyond kings, statesmen to teach about the people who built the world Who built the Seven Gate of Thebes? The books are filled with names of kings. But was it kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone? From "A Worker Reads History" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Marcus Rediker, Pitt associate professor […]

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