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Volume 33 Issue 6

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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Forget the gimmicks and cut down on the amount you eat if you really want to shed those pounds >

November 9th, 2000

The bad news for those trying to lose weight: * Skipping meals doesn't work; * Fad diets and diet supplements don't work (and even may be dangerous); * Gimmicks like "staplepuncture" and "slimming soles" don't work. The good news is that for the committed person there are sensible steps to take that will result in […]

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PNC funds chair at Katz >

November 9th, 2000

A $1.5 million gift from The PNC Foundation to Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business will be used to establish the Thomas H. O'Brien Chair in Business Administration. The faculty member selected to hold the chair is expected to be a nationally recognized expert in the fields of strategic management and organizational behavior. The O'Brien […]

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