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Volume 29 Issue 17

Influence of business practices pervasive in hospital development >

May 1st, 1997

X-ray machines appeared on the medical scene in 1895. By the turn of the century, they could be found in every hospital of consequence in the world. But they had a serious problem, one that had nothing to do with radiation. Nobody was using them. Rather than ordering X-rays as part of the treatment for […]

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Margaret W. Bates >

May 1st, 1997

University Times VOLUME 29 NUMBER 17 MAY 1, 1997 Copyright (c) 1997, University of Pittsburgh Margaret W. Bates, retired associate professor of epidemiology in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), died March 2 while vacationing in Panama. She retired from the University in 1989. Bates came to Pitt from the University of Toronto in […]

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Commencement '97 >

May 1st, 1997

By mid-June, after all the confetti and silly string have been swept away, Pitt will have conferred about 6,750 degrees and certificates this year to students at the University's five campuses. An estimated 2,000 students attended and received their undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at Pitt's 1997 commencement, April 27 at the Civic Arena. Allan […]

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Institutional Advancement begins groundwork for capital campaign >

May 1st, 1997

As Pitt plans its first major capital campaign in six years, the University's Institutional Advancement office has identified some 1,500 prospective major donors — with documented wealth totaling over $5 billion — from among Pittsburgh campus alumni who graduated in 1965 or before. "These are people who, based on their net worth, have the ability […]

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LRDC gets grant to study learning in museums >

May 1st, 1997

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) a grant of up to $1 million over five years to study how learning occurs in museums. Known as the […]

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Four UCIS program redesignated as national resource centers >

May 1st, 1997

Four programs in Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) have been redesignated as National Resource Centers (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs, which have held the NRC designation for 25 years, include the Asian Studies Program, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and […]

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Tissue engineering research funds available >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has research funding available for product-driven research in the field of tissue engineering. Funding is available in amounts up to $50,000 for one-year projects. The application deadline is May 15. Applications are available by contacting PTEI at 383-9703, fax 383-9710 or e-mail at ptei@nauticom.net. PTEI is a strategy to […]

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UPG search down to 3 >

May 1st, 1997

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Greensburg campus has narrowed the list of candidates to three unranked finalists whose names will be presented to Provost James Maher on May 13. According to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search, the names will not be released until they have been […]

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Pitt works out deal with WTAE for commercials >

May 1st, 1997

If you're a WTAE-TV Action News watcher, you've probably seen the recent series of commercials showcasing Pitt's contributions to the community. If you're the budget-conscious type, you may have wondered: So how much is this costing the University? The answer seems to be: not a whole lot, or at least not as much as it […]

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