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Volume 33 Issue 6

Boyers' grant establishes chair in biological sciences >

November 9th, 2000

Pitt has received a $1.5 million gift from an alumnus and his wife to establish an endowed chair in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Herbert W. and Grace Boyer Chair in Molecular Biology will be used to support an outstanding faculty member in the field of post-genomic molecular biology. Herbert Boyer, co-founder of Genentech, […]

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Staff group hears report on credit union services >

November 9th, 2000

Staff Association Council (SAC) affirmed committee leaders and heard a report from a local credit union manager at its monthly meeting yesterday, Nov. 8. Affirmed SAC committee chairs and co-chairs are: Carol F. Hodgkiss and Susan E. Johnson (benefits); William Gerhardt and Pamela Scears (communications); Elizabeth A. Homonai and Irene Marinakos (elections); Ellen K. Baylis […]

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Engineering center gets $500,000 from Dominion >

November 9th, 2000

Dominion, the energy company formed by the merger of Dominion Resources and Consolidated Natural Gas Company, has donated $500,000 to the Dominion Center for Environment and Energy at Pitt's School of Engineering. The center was dedicated formally and renamed Nov. 3 by Thomas E. Capps, Dominion's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Pitt Chancellor […]

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Obituary: Reuben E. Slesinger >

November 9th, 2000

Reuben E. Slesinger, who taught economics at Pitt for more than 60 years, died Oct. 30, 2000, in West Penn Hospital of a heart attack following a brief illness. He was 84. In addition to his faculty position, Slesinger served as associate dean, Division of Social Sciences, from 1966 to 1973. Although he officially retired […]

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Staff and faculty to get new IDs this month >

November 9th, 2000

Faculty and staff soon will be getting redesigned Pitt photo identification cards. According to Joseph Phillips, assistant vice chancellor for business, Office of Budget and Controller, the cards will be distributed this month to employees' campus addresses through the University's paycheck distribution centers. The new cards go into effect Jan. 2, 2001. Old cards are […]

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Obituary: John R. Townsend >

November 9th, 2000

John R. Townsend, an emeritus Pitt faculty member who was an experimental condensed matter physicist, died of Parkinson's disease on Oct. 1, 2000, at his home in Pittsburgh. Townsend, who was born in Brooten, Minn. on Oct. 26, 1925, received both his B.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. For a short time Townsend worked at […]

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