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Volume 35 Issue 15

Pitt research may lead to smaller, faster, more powerful computers >

April 3rd, 2003

The race for smaller, faster and more powerful computers and consumer electronics took a new spin as researchers at Pitt and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) became the first to control electrons using electrical, rather than magnetic, fields. In a recent edition of Science Express, the on-line portal of the magazine Science, […]

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Anthropologists explore meanings, contexts of violence >

April 3rd, 2003

Anti-war protesters around the world condemn what they call America’s “culture of violence.” Some Americans believe Iraqis (and Middle Eastern people in general) are violent by nature, and Islam is a religion of hate. Israelis and Palestinians, Russians and Chechnyans, Catholic and Protestant Irish, Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda — each people tends to see […]

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Engineering gets $1.4 million Swanson grant >

April 3rd, 2003

A big gift is helping Pitt’s School of Engineering to investigate small things. Through a $1.4 million gift from John A. Swanson, the school will create the John A. Swanson Center for Micro and Nano Systems. Swanson, who earned a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from Pitt in 1966, is the founder of ANSYS Inc. The […]

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Freshman applications running ahead of last year >

April 3rd, 2003

The number of students who have applied to be freshmen at the Pittsburgh campus next fall is running ahead of last year’s record-setting pace. As of March 20, 16,995 students had applied to be freshmen this fall, compared with 15,397 by the same date last year. The average SAT score among this year’s applicants is […]

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Prof writes book on emergency preparedness for pharmacists >

April 3rd, 2003

Copies of a book that helps pharmacy departments devise an emergency preparedness plan to deal with potential chemical or biological attacks were distributed to 6,500 U.S. pharmacies. “Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Pharmacy Preparedness Guide” was written by Edward P. Krenzelok, professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy and director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center at […]

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Ford Motor Co. funds human rights institute >

April 3rd, 2003

Ford Motor Co. has contributed $2.25 million to create a Pitt institute that will explore fresh approaches to attacking threats to human security such as genocide, civil wars, forced and slave labor, and malnutrition. The Ford Institute for Human Security, which began its operations here on April 1, seeks to recognize global problems as they […]

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OBITUARY: Robert William Avery >

April 3rd, 2003

Robert William Avery, a retired Pitt professor of sociology who studied how organizations functioned and who mentored generations of foreign students, died March 25, 2003, of kidney and heart failure. He was 78. Avery taught at Pitt for 34 years. Upon his retirement 11 years ago, the sociology department created the Robert W. Avery Award […]

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