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Volume 33 Issue 7

Defibrillators enable police to give live-saving assistance >

November 22nd, 2000

Amid the fanfare and fireworks of Discov- ery Weekend, Pitt police vehicles began carrying four unadorned, 6-lb. boxes. Each holds the power to save the lives of cardiac arrest victims. The four Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) analyze the heart's rhythm. If the devices sense an irregular heartbeat, they tell emergency workers — literally, through a […]

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Hillman hours extended for reading/final exam period >

November 22nd, 2000

Hillman Library will extend its regular hours for the fall term reading/final exam period. During the reading/final exam period, Hillman will be open continuously from 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, until 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. During the 24-hour schedule (Saturday night through Friday morning) admittance to Hillman Library from midnight to 7 a.m. […]

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Gift collection gets underway for residents of Family House >

November 22nd, 2000

A group of Pitt students and alums again are joining forces as Santa's little helpers. Since 1992, the Blue and Gold Society, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, has sponsored an annual fund-raiser to benefit the Family House. The Operation Santa Claus gift drive asks participants to take a tag with a gift wish from […]

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Faculty Honor Roll recognizes outstanding teachers, staff, administrators at University >

November 22nd, 2000

At the Nov. 14 ceremony recognizing members of the Faculty Honor Roll are, seated: Kateryna Dowbenko, Keiko McDonald, SGB's Joan Snyder, Connie Angermeier and Ericka Cederstrom. Standing, from left: SGB members Rae Dorer and Dave Lander, David Wood, William Chase, Georgine Materniak, George Sparling, Angela Athanas, Mark Mooney, Jonathan Harris, Donald Goldstein, Jennifer Simpson, Tony […]

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OBITUARY: David R. Bookstaver >

November 22nd, 2000

David R. Bookstaver, professor of law emeritus in the School of Law, died Oct. 30, 2000, in Port Orange, Fla. He was 95. Bookstaver joined the faculty of Pitt's School of Law in September 1957 and served until his retirement as emeritus professor in 1975. His fields of expertise were estate planning, wills and trusts […]

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Faculty group urges increase in amount of endowment spending >

November 22nd, 2000

Penn State spends 5 percent of its endowment annually to endow professorships, scholarships and fellowships, and to meet other operating expenses. Carnegie Mellon spends more than 5 percent of its endowment for such purposes. But the University of Pittsburgh spends just 4.25 percent. That's the lowest fixed rate among the 27 Association of American Universities […]

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Faculty member encourages boycott over ads >

November 22nd, 2000

Rory A. Cooper has a message for Nike's advertising department: Just Don't Do It Anymore. Cooper, chairperson and professor of rehabilitation science and technology at Pitt, is urging a boycott of Nike products in response to a recent Nike advertisement calling people with spinal cord injuries "drooling" and "misshapen." A print ad touting Nike's Air […]

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Planning for Oakland's future >

November 22nd, 2000

The Oakland civic district, a hub of cultural and institutional activity in Pittsburgh, is under scrutiny by community leaders, task forces, city planners and residents. In a series of community forums begun last month, leaders from Oakland groups and concerned individuals — so-called "stakeholders" — have been meeting to discuss improvements for Oakland, including parking, […]

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