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Volume 29 Issue 7

Computer science celebrates 30 years >

November 21st, 1996

Pitt's Department of Computer Science celebrated its 30th anniversary on Nov. 15 with an alumni luncheon, computer and software demonstrations, historical displays and a reception. Heading the list of speakers was department chair Siegfried Treu, who provided an overview of the department's history. Faculty members representing the department's major research areas also presented programs. They […]

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Administration will consult with Senate, SAC on health insurance >

November 21st, 1996

Pitt senior administrators have promised to consult with the University Senate and the Staff Association Council in negotiating the University's next employee health insurance contract — or contracts, if Pitt awards its business to more than one vendor. At the Nov. 11 Senate Council meeting, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Provost James V. Maher said […]

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Fire-walking >

November 21st, 1996

Help Wanted: University mathematician needed to develop a computer model of a foot engaged in fire-walking based on the laws of thermodynamics. The purpose of the project is to predict the temperature that the flesh of the foot reaches as a function of time. No salary. No tenure. No fringe benefits, except an opportunity to […]

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Sniffle, sniffle: Get flu shot now, doctor urges >

November 21st, 1996

If you work or study at the University, and especially if you plan to travel by plane, train or bus during the holidays, Lawrence Ellis has some advice for you: Get a flu shot — soon. No influenza cases have been confirmed yet in western Pennsylvania, but the national Centers for Disease Control is predicting […]

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List of area vendors participating in CampusFunds program grows >

November 21st, 1996

CampusFunds, the money that faculty, staff and students deposit on their new PittCard ID cards, currently is being accepted in about 15 stores and restaurants in Oakland and Shadyside. And more vendors are being added to the list every week. "Our goal for the end of this year is a total of 35 vendors," said […]

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Nominations for inaugural staff award due Dec. 15 >

November 21st, 1996

Nominations are currently being accepted for the new Chancellor's Award for Excellence. The award honors staff who have demonstrated dedication to the University beyond the responsibilities of their job. It is the equivalent of the Chancellor's Distinguished, Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards for faculty. "I believe that the Chancellor's Award for Excellence sends a […]

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University launches Brazilian studies program >

November 21st, 1996

Ruth Correa Leite Cardoso, wife of Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, visited the University Nov. 14-15 to help launch Pitt's new Brazilian studies program. Cardoso gave the program's inaugural lecture. As chair of Brazil's Commission of Solidarity in Community (CSC), she also discussed efforts to combat Brazil's poverty and social exclusion. CSC oversees social policies […]

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Richard P. Stiger >

November 21st, 1996

Richard P. Stiger, a 20-year veteran of the Pitt campus police force, died Oct. 31 of cancer. He was 60. A memorial service will be held Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Ascension, 4729 N. Ellsworth Ave. In addition to serving as a Pitt police officer, Stiger in 1986 founded a […]

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Nearly $20,000 raised for Kevin Cecil fund >

November 21st, 1996

Sigma Chi fraternity raised nearly $20,000 for the Kevin Cecil Foundation during its annual Derby Day event. Cecil was the Pitt student who was wounded two years ago in a shooting near campus. He is paralyzed from the neck down. Derby Day involves a series of events, such as a tug-of-war contest, during which sponsored […]

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