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Volume 29 Issue 6

Computer engineering program created >

November 7th, 1996

The latest edition of "Engineering Quarterly" predicts that computer engineering will become the "second largest of the engineering disciplines" by the year 2005. To meet this need, Pitt's electrical engineering and computer science departments have implemented an interdisciplinary computer engineering program. "The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an annual employment growth of over 6 percent […]

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Marshall Poetry Prize winner named >

November 7th, 1996

"Chickamauga" by Charles Wright was named the winner of this year's Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize on Oct. 28. "The Art of Drowning" by Billy Collins, a part of the Pitt Poetry Series published by the University Press, had been a finalist for the $10,000 prize. The Marshall prize was established in 1975 by the New […]

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Committee to review computing policies, related privacy issues >

November 7th, 1996

Associate Provost for Research George Klinzing and Michael Becich, chairperson of the University Senate computer usage committee, are forming a committee that will begin meeting later this fall to: * Review Pitt's existing computing policies. * Judge whether those policies should be updated. * Make recommendations to the senior administration on privacy issues related to […]

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Pitt's medical school gets largest percentage increase in NIH funds >

November 7th, 1996

In 1985, 1.3 cents of every dollar that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to medical schools went to Pitt. By 1995, Pitt's share had risen to 2.3 cents on the dollar, a 77 percent increase — the largest such NIH "market share" gain by any medical school, according to an analysis by the […]

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New University Press biography focuses on business dealings of reviled 19th-century industrialist >

November 7th, 1996

Of all the famous 19th- century industrialists, aka "robber barons," none remains more reviled in the public eye than Henry Clay Frick. Over three-quarters of a century after his death, guides at Clayton, the Frick home in Point Breeze, continue to hear nasty remarks about the former resident. Tour group members actually have refused to […]

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Changes in NIH Research Funding1 to Medical Schools Share as Percent of Current Dollars Awarded to All Medical Schools, 1985-1995 >

November 7th, 1996

Current Dollars Awarded to All Medical Schools, 1985-1995 Rank Institution 1985 Share 1995 Share Change 1 University of Pittsburgh 1.30% 2.31% 1.01% 2 Jefferson Medical College of TJU 0.26 1.08 0.82 3 Washington University 2.65 3.26 0.61 4 University of North Carolina 1.62 2.18 0.56 5 University of Colorado 1.20 1.67 0.47 6 Case Western […]

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Campus police warn of fraud scheme >

November 7th, 1996

Campus police are warning members of the University community to beware of a letter seeking investors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. Pitt Police Chief Rick Boyd said the letter is a fraud and that the company is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. According to Boyd, several letters already have been received by […]

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