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Volume 30 Issue 8

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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Hillman hours extended >

December 4th, 1997

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term final exam period, and will remain open continuously from 9 a.m. Dec. 6 to 2 a.m. Dec. 10. The hours for the remainder of finals week will be: Dec. 11, 7:50 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Dec. 12, 7:50 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Dec. 13, […]

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