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Volume 33 Issue 6

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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Pitt experts consider tightest ever U.S. presidential election >

November 9th, 2000

The winner of the clos- est presidential elec- tion in U.S. history wasn't expected to be announced until the end of today (Nov. 9) at the earliest. The recount of 6 million ballots in Florida was still going on as the University Times went to press last night. Thousands of absentee ballots will trickle in […]

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Assembly told Pitt continues work on networking problems >

November 9th, 2000

The provost-ordered analysis of Pitt's troubled computer network services is finished, Faculty Assembly was told this week. But the University still is trying to resolve its network problems. "Our analysis has been completed and now we're looking at ways to improve our network services, including adding more redundancy to our systems to improve performance," Jinx […]

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Hillman Foundation grant funds endowed ULS chair >

November 9th, 2000

A $2.5 million grant from The Hillman Foundation, Inc. has established an endowed chair for the University librarian and director of the University Library System (ULS). The grant is part of Pitt's capital campaign. The University is hoping to raise $500 million by July 2003 to support its academic and research programs and facilities needs. […]

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