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Volume 31 Issue 3

Information Sciences establishes Corbett memorial >

October 1st, 1998

The School of Information Sciences has established a memorial fund dedicated to Margaret Mary "Peg" Corbett, former secretary in the Department of Library and Information Science, who died last year. Proceeds will fund a student award within the department. Proceeds also provided a planter with a flowering crabapple tree for the patio of the school's […]

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Ecology lecture series initiated >

October 1st, 1998

Bringing together the expertise and shared mission of several area organizations and institutions involved in the study of ecology, the newly formed Pittsburgh EcoForum will hold its inaugural Eminent Biologist Lecture Series in the Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium. Six prominent scientists will present lectures on a variety of ecological issues, hoping to bring Pittsburgh […]

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Pitt research could lead to new methods of treating AIDS, cancer >

October 1st, 1998

Kill the body and the head will die, boxing trainers say. Kill the molecular chaperone and the virus can no longer produce tumors, Jeffrey Brodsky says. Brodsky, assistant professor of biological sciences, knows his line isn't catchy. But the process it describes may lead to a whole new approach toward treating AIDS and preventing cancers […]

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GSPH fellows pessimistic about plans to revitalize Hill District >

October 1st, 1998

A disastrous piece of public policy — that's how public health psychiatrist Mindy Fullilove describes the current version of the city's plan to demolish the Hill District's Allequippa Terrace and Bedford Dwellings public housing projects to make way for mixed-income townhouse communities. The plan, part of a project called Hope VI, is intended to revitalize […]

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Senate meeting to look at how pay hikes are distributed here >

October 1st, 1998

Is it time to change Pitt's policy for spreading around salary raise money? Deans, professors and staff employees have good reasons to differ in their opinions on that issue. The question is further complicated because most Pitt employees probably don't know the University has a salary increase policy. To heighten awareness of the policy and […]

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University staffer's days are spent writing for business school; at home, she spins tales for kids >

October 1st, 1998

Sharon Flake is in her early 40s, but as a writer, she feels 13. Somewhere she read that writers write about situations they've never dealt with completely in their own lives. "The seventh grade was very difficult for me. I stayed in the house, watched old movies, read books. I was very shy and insecure," […]

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New information systems approved for IA, Human Resources offices >

October 1st, 1998

Pitt will spend about $9.5 million for two new computerized information systems to support its fundraising and Human Resources/payroll activities. The latter system will greatly reduce paperwork connected with payroll and employee benefits, while the new Institutional Advancement (IA) system will support Pitt's capital campaign and ongoing fundraising, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance Arthur G. […]

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