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Volume 33 Issue 3

Epperson to step down as dean of social work >

September 28th, 2000

David E. Epperson, dean of Pitt's School of Social Work for the past 28 years, will step down at the end of the current academic year. Named social work dean in 1972, Epperson is the longest-serving Pitt dean. His tenure also is the longest of any current dean of social work in the country. Founded […]

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Voter registration, other deadlines near >

September 28th, 2000

The deadline for voter registration and for changing names and addresses for registered voters is Oct. 10. This deadline applies to individuals who wish to vote in the fall general election on Nov. 7. Voter registration forms can be obtained from the University's Office of Federal Government Relations, 624-6015. The deadline for requesting an absentee […]

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Outside Internet service provider may be available for a fee by November >

September 28th, 2000

Improved off-campus access to Pitt computing services may be available to faculty, staff and students — for a price — by early November, a University administrator said last week. Under a deal being finalized between Pitt and an as-yet-unnamed, outside Internet service provider (ISP), members of the University community would be given the option of […]

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UPMC's computer technology use recognized >

September 28th, 2000

UPMC Health System's initiatives in using computer technology to improve health care access have been recognized by InformationWeek magazine. UPMC is ranked 8th among health care and medical industries and ranked 224th overall in the magazine's 12th annual Top 500 listing of the most innovative users of information technology. According to Information-Week, to make the […]

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Pitt submits request to state for FY2002 >

September 28th, 2000

Tuition increases for University of Pittsburgh in-state undergraduates would not exceed 5 percent next fall, if state lawmakers grant Pitt the money it's requesting for the 2001-2002 fiscal year. Also under Pitt's FY 2001-2002 funding request, submitted to the state Department of Education recently, the pool of money for staff and faculty salaries would increase […]

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Pitt starts photonics technology program >

September 28th, 2000

Photonics technology can be found in the grocery store, the operating room, the office and now the classroom. A new Pitt photonics certificate program teaches students the technology behind items such as supermarket scanners, surgical lasers and CD-ROMs. With grant support from the National Science Foundation and the Research Corporation, David Snoke, assistant professor, Department […]

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Pitt self-study for Middle States focuses on "student experience" >

September 28th, 2000

The "student experience" is the focus of a Pitt self-study being prepared for the University's current accreditation review by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Pitt's 200-page draft report describes progress that the University has made in the last 5-7 years academically and in improving student life conditions (wiring residence halls for the […]

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Professor donates Russian collection to ULS >

September 28th, 2000

A collection of rare print materials reflecting Russian culture and literature over the first half of the 20th century has been donated to Pitt's University Library System (ULS) by Mark Altshuller (pictured at left), professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University. "This is a valuable and significant contribution to our Slavic collection," said […]

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MPAC, Petersen center projects on schedule >

September 28th, 2000

Pitt's two largest construction projects are on schedule, according to Ana Guzman, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management. Guzman reported on recently completed and ongoing construction projects Sept. 26 to the University's Senate's Plant Utilization and Planning (PUP) committee. The Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC), which is under construction in the block bordered by Forbes and […]

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Monitoring device for diabetics invented >

September 28th, 2000

A Pitt professor plans to make life less painful for diabetics with the help of an implanted biotechnological device the size of a half-inch piece of thread. In a paper published in the Sept. 15 issue of Analytical Chemistry, Jerome Schultz, director of Pitt's Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering and chairperson of the Department of […]

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