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Volume 33 Issue 4

Law professor explains case seen as potential threat to academic freedom >

October 12th, 2000

Faculty were advised of a potential legal threat to the traditional concept of academic freedom at last week's Faculty Assembly. Pitt law professor John Parry reported to the Oct. 3 assembly on possible implications of a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals February 1999 case, Urofsky v. Gilmore. The 4th Circuit decision denied an attempt by […]

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Ellis chair in hematology, oncology established >

October 12th, 2000

The University has received a gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Lawrence Ellis Chair in Hematology and Oncology in the School of Medicine. Donald L. Trump, chief of the Division of Hematology – Oncology and professor of medicine and urology in the medical school, and deputy director for clinical investigations at the University […]

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Provost funds project to preserve Special Collections books >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt's University Library System (ULS) has initiated a project that will preserve thousands of at-risk books and other materials, some of which date back to the 15th century, in its Special Collections department. ULS Director Rush Miller has designated the use of endowment income to support the project during the next 10 years, preserving about […]

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Nursing’s Rudy plans to step down as dean >

October 12th, 2000

Ellen P. Rudy, dean of Pitt's School of Nursing since 1991, will step down at the end of the current academic year. She has served as dean and professor here since arriving from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, where she held the Edward J. and Louise Mellen endowed chair in […]

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School of Education receives $100,000 Howard Heinz grant >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt's School of Education has received a $100,000 grant from the Howard Heinz Endowment to establish Professional Development Networks (PDNs) to strengthen the link between university coursework and the pre-service clinical experience in the teacher preparation program. The PDNs will provide formalized partnerships between Pitt's education faculty and collaborating teachers from local schools to explore […]

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University working on computer network problems, but trouble is expected to continue, provost warns >

October 12th, 2000

Problems with the University's network services likely will continue through the academic term, Pitt's provost and chancellor both acknowledged. Provost James V. Maher told Senate Council this week that he was acutely aware of the network's recent failings. "I'm very concerned about it. I'm going to do everything I can to get a good explanation […]

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SIS wireless information program gets NSF grant >

October 12th, 2000

A project to educate a wireless information systems workforce, submitted by the telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), will receive an estimated $391,204 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is administered through NSF's new $90 million Information Technology Research initiative. According to SIS faculty member and principal researcher Prashant […]

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