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Volume 30 Issue 8

First two FAS dean candidates complete campus interviews >

December 4th, 1997

The first two public forums featuring semi-finalists for Pitt's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship included: * An external candidate from the humanities — David Magidson, former dean of fine, performing and communication arts and a professor of theater arts at Wayne State University. * An insider with a science background — Pitt chemistry […]

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A couple of days in the life of a candidate >

December 4th, 1997

So you want to be dean of an arts and sciences school? Be prepared for back-to-back interviews, business meals, lectures and public forums — and that's before you get the job. Having already been interviewed by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean search committee, the five semi-finalists for the FAS deanship […]

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Book profiling women in science & engineering includes Pitt prof >

December 4th, 1997

There is no doubt that women have made tremendous strides in science since Rachel Carson published "Silent Spring" 25 years ago. One way pesticide manufacturers sought to counter Carson's claims that they were poisoning the earth was to dismiss her as a hysterical woman. Although society today accepts women as astronauts and field biologists capable […]

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Pitt students join national effort to help children learn to read >

December 4th, 1997

Supported by an $83,750 grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and a federal work-study subsidy, Pitt's School of Education has joined a national effort by the Clinton administration and Congress to ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the third grade. The three-year Pittsburgh Foundation grant and work-study subsidy […]

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UCIS researcher uncovers little-known local history: Labor dispute brought first Chinese to area in 1872 >

December 4th, 1997

Along with a sharp rise in the number immigrants headed west across the Great Plains, the start of the California Gold Rush in 1849 brought the first significant numbers of Chinese to the United States. The surge would continue for the next 20 years, until an estimated 60,000 Chinese ventured across the Pacific Ocean to […]

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Once afraid to ride, Pitt officer is now training others for bike patrol >

December 4th, 1997

The first time Pitt police officer Rick Troy climbed on a bicycle without training wheels as a boy, he rocketed down a hill near his home in the South Hills and into an alley where he lost his front wheel. Coming to an abrupt stop, Troy flew head first over the handlebars and skidded across […]

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Telecommunications internship to honor Montgomery >

December 4th, 1997

FORE Systems, Inc. has funded an internship in the School of Information Sciences' telecommunications program to honor the late K. Leon Montgomery, one of the program's founders and a Pitt faculty member for more than 20 years. FORE also has equipped the school's telecom research lab with an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch and corresponding […]

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