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Volume 29 Issue 11

Paul Dowd memorial service set >

February 6th, 1997

A memorial service for chemistry professor Paul Dowd will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Heinz Chapel. Dowd, a member of the chemistry faculty since 1970, died Nov. 21, 1996, at the age of 60. A scientific symposium in memory of Dowd also will be held on Feb. 10, beginning at 1:15 […]

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Original musical scores sought for series >

February 6th, 1997

Music on the Edge, Pitt's new music series, is seeking original scores from local composers interested in having their work performed at a two-day event. The event will feature the New York-based Prism Players. Works should be scored for a subset of flute, clarinet, french horn, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, soprano and […]

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However you look at it, athletics program at Pitt is big-ticket item >

February 6th, 1997

The finances of a college sports program aren't any less complex than zone defenses and academic eligibility rules. For example, Pitt's NCAA Division IA athletics program cost the University either $4.87 million or $8 million more than the program generated last year, depending on how you calculate the program's revenues and expenses. Athletics department administrators […]

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4 Pitt faculty receive NSF career development grants >

February 6th, 1997

Four Pitt faculty members have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development grants. The awardees include Karen Arndt, biological sciences; Marek Druzdzel, School of Information Sciences; Patrick Loughlin, electrical engineering, and Tara Meyer, chemistry. NSF created the awards to help scientists and engineers simultaneously develop their contributions to education […]

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HELP DESK – Faculty move out of offices and onto students' turf to give out-of-class assistance >

February 6th, 1997

"I meet with more students at this table in one afternoon than I used to see in a whole semester's worth of office hours," said Fred Gottlieb, sitting back to flex his shoulders and rub his eyes. The biological sciences professor and two of his freshman students, Tasha Canavan and Mary Beth Kinkus, were taking […]

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Bell Atlantic grant to develop strategies for improving education via collaboration >

February 6th, 1997

Bell Atlantic will present Pitt with a grant to support "Teaming Up: Pitt and Pennsylvania Schools," a project to develop strategies to improve education through collaboration. Grant money will be used to develop academic and support materials for school districts in Armstrong, McKean, Washington and Fayette counties, as well as the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Diane […]

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Johnstown coordinates services to ease freshmen through first year >

February 6th, 1997

In the past 10 years, approximately 29 percent of full- time freshmen at public colleges and universities did not return for their sophomore year. According to the American College Testing Program, the number for private institutions was about 26 percent. During that same period, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) lost an average of about 22 percent […]

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