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Volume 30 Issue 9

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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Liberty Bowl no financial windfall for University >

January 8th, 1998

If you're a Pittsburgh Panthers fan who was counting on the University reaping a financial windfall from the Liberty Bowl — thus taking some of the sting out of that 41-7 loss — think again. Pitt received $1.3 million for playing in the Dec. 31 game, but that money was what's known as an expense […]

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Long-term staff, winners of annual chancellor's award for staff excellence honored at recognition reception >

January 8th, 1998

A crowd that Chancellor Mark Nordenberg called the "biggest, best and noisiest group that has ever gathered on a December afternoon for this purpose" jammed the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union Dec. 10 for the annual staff recognition reception. More than 430 University staff with 20 years and 25 or more years of […]

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