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Volume 38 Issue 5

Chartres online image archive launched >

October 27th, 2005

Detailed images of the French Cathedral of Chartres, located approximately 50 miles southwest of Paris, have been captured on a new Pitt web site (http://images.library.pitt.edu/c/chartres). A joint project of Pitt’s Digital Research Library and Alison Stones, Pitt professor of art history, the web site provides access to more than 3,000 high-resolution images of Chartres Cathedral, […]

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Arts endowment established at UPB >

October 27th, 2005

Richard S. and Pamela A. Johnson have given more than $55,000 to Pitt’s Bradford campus to create an endowment fund to help support the fine and performing arts. The Richard E. and Pamela A. Johnson Endowment Fund for the Arts will help to provide enjoyment and cultural enrichment for the campus community, as well as […]

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Nominations sought for staff awards >

October 27th, 2005

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff members. […]

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UPMC opens transnasal brain surgery operating room >

October 27th, 2005

A UPMC operating room has been designed to accommodate an innovative surgical procedure for removing brain tumors in which the nose and nasal sinuses are used to gain access to the brain. This facility is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. A collaboration between UPMC and Karl Storz Endoscopy-America […]

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Globetrotting educator lands at Falk School >

October 27th, 2005

Wendell McConnaha’s work in laboratory schools has taken him around the world. He was principal at the historic University of Chicago laboratory school, designed schools in the Middle East and planned and built a lab school campus in Nigeria. As a superintendent of Grey-hills Academy in the Western Navajo Nation, he — with a translator […]

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SAC candy sale benefit >

October 27th, 2005

The Staff Association Council (SAC) is sponsoring a Sarris candy sale to help raise funds for the SAC Endowed Book Fund, which benefits children of staff. Assorted candy bars ($1 per bar), pretzel rods ($1 per package) and holiday candy orders (various items and prices) are available for purchase through Nov. 18. Orders may be […]

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Ness named interim dean of GSPH >

October 27th, 2005

The chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) last week was named interim dean of the school, effective Dec. 1. Roberta Ness, professor of epidemiology at GSPH, and professor of medicine and of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, who also holds an adjunct appointment in […]

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