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Volume 34 Issue 6

Bees do it: Proving the Honeycomb Conjecture >

November 8th, 2001

After completing his proof of the Kepler Conjecture, Thomas Hales turned his attention to a related problem of even greater antiquity: What is the most efficient partition of a plane into equal areas? The Honeycomb Conjecture asserts that the answer is the six-sided honeycomb. Honeybees had always taken the conjecture as a given. But for […]

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Renovation, construction projects totaling over $10 million approved >

November 8th, 2001

The property and fa- cilities committee of the Board of Trustees has approved five renovation and construction projects totaling $10,269,000. The committee is authorized to approve Pitt construction projects in excess of $1 million. The committee reports its actions to the trustees budget committee for the purpose of including the actions in the operating and […]

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Starzl donates papers to ULS >

November 8th, 2001

Organ transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, professor of surgery in Pitt's School of Medicine, has donated his personal papers to Pitt's University Library System (ULS). The papers, which span some 200 linear feet, reflect Starzl's medical career before, during and after his significant contributions to the field of transplantation. According to Rush Miller, director of […]

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Rural health center established >

November 8th, 2001

Pitt has created a Center for Rural Health Practice at the Bradford campus. The cooperative effort of Pitt-Bradford, the Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC Health System and Bradford-area hospitals and health care providers was established to help identify and research health care needs in Appalachia. "The purpose behind this initiative," said Richard E. McDowell, […]

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Street renamed to honor Dorsett >

November 8th, 2001

Pitt football great Tony Dorsett now has a street to add to his honors. Martindale Street between North Shore Drive and Reedsdale Street has been renamed Tony Dorsett Drive. Dorsett is the only player in history to win the Heisman Trophy, a collegiate national championship, a Super Bowl championship and to be elected into both […]

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Pitt coordinates entrepreneurial activity >

November 8th, 2001

As part of a comprehensive approach to technology transfer and commercialization, Pitt recently coordinated its entrepreneurial activities by establishing the Technology Commercialization Alliance (TCA). TCA will operate in parallel with the Office of Technology Transfer, and will be housed administratively in the Provost's office under George Klinzing, vice provost for research. "The rich soil of […]

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Grant to fund training for care of elderly >

November 8th, 2001

The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Pitt's School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) to help train ophthalmologists in how to better care for older adults. Hollis Day, assistant professor in the geriatric medicine division and geriatric resident education coordinator, said: "The […]

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