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Volume 29 Issue 15

Asteroid named for Cassidy >

April 3rd, 1997

On behalf of the International Astronomical Union, Harvard's Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science has named an asteroid after Pitt professor of geology and planetary science William Cassidy. Discovered on Sept. 7, 1948, by Henry L. Giclas at the Lowell Observatory, the asteroid was named in honor of Cassidy following a suggestion by Bruce Hapke, […]

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Foster biographer to lecture here >

April 3rd, 1997

Journalist and music critic Ken Emerson, author of the soon-to-be-released "Doo-dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture" will lecture on April 11 at noon in the Stephen Foster Memorial auditorium. "Doo-dah!" is the first full biography of Foster to appear in more than 60 years. Emerson's appearance at Pitt will launch his […]

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Pitt researcher dispels many myths about KKK's members >

April 3rd, 1997

Listen to Pittsburgh talk radio when the subject of the Ku Klux Klan and its April 5 rally Downtown arises, and most of the remarks ridicule members of such groups as ignorant, crazy and paranoid backwoods types. While it is easy to ascribe such labels to people who see a conspiracy behind everything and view […]

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Galbraith spells out agenda for those who are 'socially concerned' >

April 3rd, 1997

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith came to Pittsburgh March 19 to preach the gospel of the socially concerned. Unbowed, unforgiving, and unrepentant in the face of today's resurgent conservatism, Galbraith outlined the basic tenets of liberalism, advocating for them with practiced insight to the state of his creed today. Galbraith's lecture, "Liberalism in America's Political Future," […]

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Book jacket design show winners include 2 University Press books >

April 3rd, 1997

Winning designs in the Association of American University Presses' (AAUP) 1996 Book, Jacket and Journal Competition will be on display at the University Press office, 3347 Forbes Ave., April 7-17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This is the first time that the AAUP show, which recognizes meritorious achievements in the design, production and […]

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Knee symposium set >

April 3rd, 1997

More than 50 of the world's top sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and researchers will take part in a sports medicine symposium on knee surgery sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, April 17-19, Downtown. The symposium will be a review of current knowledge related to the knee from the sports medicine perspective. The […]

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FAS plans to reduce number of faculty, increase enrollment >

April 3rd, 1997

In an effort to improve its academic programs and get its finances in order, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is proposing to make the following changes, among others, during the next five years: * Reduce the school's number of full-time, tenured and tenure-stream faculty from the current 542 to 505. According to the […]

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Blood drive scheduled for April 8 >

April 3rd, 1997

Pitt's staff blood drive will be April 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the galleria area of Forbes Quadrangle and on the 15th floor of the Biomedical Science Tower. Appointments are available by calling Staff Association Council (SAC) program and planning committee chairperson Gwen Watkins at 383-1628. Although appointments are preferred, walk-ins also […]

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$3 million Whitaker grant funds bioengineering dept. >

April 3rd, 1997

Pitt's School of Engineering has received a $3 million Whitaker Foundation Development Award for "Innovation in Bioengineering Education." The award will be used mainly to support the establishment of a bioengineering department that will offer the first undergraduate bioengineering degree of any public university in Pennsylvania. A portion of the award also will fund ongoing […]

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