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Volume 29 Issue 15

$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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Marathon teams sought >

April 3rd, 1997

Mellon Bank is challenging corporations and institutions to take part in the relay team race during the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/City of Pittsburgh Marathon on May 4. Mellon is sponsoring a trophy for the fastest relay team in the corporate category. A $1,000 donation will be made to the Special Olympics in the name […]

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Supercomputing Center to continue despite NSF funding cut, Pitt and CMU leaders say >

April 3rd, 1997

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University leaders say they intend to keep the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center up and running — although they don't know yet how they will replace $15 million in annual funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The executive committee of the National Science Board, the NSF's governing body, voted March 28 to […]

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Historic nomination of 2 buildings withdrawn >

April 3rd, 1997

The quest to designate Pennsylvania Hall and the Mineral Industries Building as historic structures has ended. In the wake of last month's vote by the Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission denying historic status for the two buildings, Pittsburgh residents John Murdock and J. R. Daniel have withdrawn their nomination of the buildings. The City Planning Commission […]

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FAS search committee to be charged >

April 3rd, 1997

Members of the search committee for a new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) were scheduled to meet for the first time today, April 3, to receive their charge from Provost James Maher. Committee chairperson Edward Stricker said he expects that the committee will be asked to recommend three-to-five candidates by next […]

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