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Volume 30 Issue 9

Project designing ways to increase international aspects of life at the University >

January 8th, 1998

An executive from Kennametal Corp. recently asked Burkart Holzner, director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS), for help in recruiting personnel for a German company that Kennametal had acquired. "How many metallurgical engineers has Pitt graduated recently who are fluent in German?" the executive asked. Holzner did some checking. The answer, as he […]

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University honored for its recycling program >

January 8th, 1998

The Allegheny County commissioners have named Pitt one of the county's first "Enviro Star Partners" for voluntarily implementing pollution prevention programs that go above and beyond county regulations. The designation is part of a new County Health Department program designed to promote pollution prevention by publicly recognizing businesses that voluntarily take steps to eliminate or […]

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Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania donates $100,000 to telecommunications >

January 8th, 1998

Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania has given Pitt's School of Information Sciences a $100,000 gift to support its telecommunications program. The money will be used to purchase eight computers for student use, fund a scholarship for a minority student and set up a high-tech distance learning classroom.

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Draft report on Athletics available >

January 8th, 1998

Since last March, approximately 50 members of the University community have been evaluating the Athletics department's compliance with operating principles established by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). The self-study is the first step in a new certification process for Division I institutions. Four subcommittees have been working in conjunction with the NCAA self-study steering […]

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Conversion of computers begins >

January 8th, 1998

As part of the University's NT Migration Project, Computing and Information Services will convert over 100 computers from the existing Microsoft Windows 3.11 operating system to Windows NT 4.0 Workstation by the end of January. The goal of the NT Migration Project is the conversion of all public computing lab devices and Ubiquitous Network Access […]

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Provost considers 3 finalists for FAS dean >

January 8th, 1998

Three finalists remain in the running for the deanship of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS): * Charles Cnudde, dean of social sciences at Florida State University. * John Cooper, a professor in Pitt's chemistry department and former department chairperson. * Janice Madden, vice provost for graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. Provost […]

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