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Volume 33 Issue 1

University representatives tell legislators reasons for schools' financial struggles >

August 31st, 2000

Officials from Pennsylvania's public universities told state representatives recently that their schools are barely keeping pace with costs — despite prospering endowments, hundreds of millions of dollars annually in research grants and private gifts, and recent tuition increases at nearly double the inflation rate. One reason the universities are struggling financially is that the share […]

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SIS program gets AT&T gift >

August 31st, 2000

The telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) recently received a $100,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said, "The success of our telecommunications program would not be possible without the support of industry partners like AT&T." "Pittsburgh is a vital market for AT&T Wireless Services, and we are committed to […]

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Changes mark CGS dean's first year >

August 31st, 2000

It's been just a year since a new dean took over the College of General Studies (CGS), but already the college is feeling the effects. Applications and enrollment are up. New programs are in place, including a certificate program in Information Systems Design, a collaboration with the Bidwell Training Center, Inc. vocational training organization, and […]

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Health Sciences produces web calendar >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt sponsors a bewildering variety of Health Sciences lectures, seminars, grand rounds and other public events. How can anyone keep track of them all? The most comprehensive electronic source is the Health Sciences Web calendar (www.health.pitt.edu/webcalendar). The continually updated Web site posts detailed information on events sponsored by Pitt's six Health Sciences schools as well […]

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High schoolers take Pitt courses through variety of programs here >

August 31st, 2000

If students on campus are looking younger these days, it might be because some of them are. As part of its community service mission, Pitt has more than 80 educational outreach programs that serve the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Although these serve clients of all ages, from kindergartners to seniors, the largest number of the programs […]

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OBITUARY: Mike Sajna >

August 31st, 2000

As a boy, Mike Sajna roamed the woods around his family's home in tiny Standard Shaft, Pa., pretending to be Natty Bumppo from James Fenimore Cooper's "Leather-Stocking Tales." After graduating from California State University of Pennsylvania in 1973, Sajna retraced the footsteps of his new hero, Ernest Hemingway. Sajna spent a summer in Spain and […]

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The book that's on everyone's reading list: Pitt's telephone directory is a mammoth undertaking. >

August 31st, 2000

Each November, the Tooth Fairy puts together updated information for the 600-plus page books of names, phone numbers and campus addresses of Pitt community members known as the telephone directory. Uhh … not quite. The book that magically appears in campus mailboxes in mid-November is actually a project of a team of staff from Network […]

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Raises to show up in September pay >

August 31st, 2000

Staff and faculty salary raises will show up in end-of-September paychecks, retroactive to July 1. This year's 4.5 percent increase in the pool of money for salary increases will be allocated as follows: 2 percent distributed to responsibility centers for maintenance of salaries of employees judged to be doing satisfactory work, 2 percent distributed to […]

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Supercomputing soon will be even faster, thanks to $45 million grant >

August 31st, 2000

The Pittsburgh Supercom-puting Center (PSC) will build one of the world's fastest computers, thanks to a $45 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). A joint effort of Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the Westinghouse Electric Co., the PSC will develop "terascale" computing capability for U.S. scientists and engineers. Terascale refers to computational speed beyond […]

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Plans detailed for transportation to Pitt home games on North Side >

August 31st, 2000

Plans to get football fans to the Panthers' temporary North Side home field are in place, according to Parking and Transportation director G. Robert Harkins. Pitt will play six home games at Three Rivers Stadium this fall and will begin playing in the Steelers' new stadium in fall 2001. On game days, Pitt, with city […]

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