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Volume 31 Issue 8

Nationality Rooms tradition >

December 10th, 1998

Laura Fleischer, a Quo Vadis volunteer guide, greeted visitors to the Cathedral of Learning's Lithuanian Nationality Room during the Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House, Dec. 6. Guests saw a variety of ethnic holiday traditions, including a Chinese lion dance, a Japanese tea ceremony and entertainment of Poland, Greece and the Philippines, among other countries represented […]

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SIS researchers compile "atlas" of state's technological resources >

December 10th, 1998

Pitt School of Information Sciences (SIS) researchers have developed the nation's first technology atlas – an enormous computer database that shows the locations of fiber-optic lines, satellite dishes, cable TV networks, Internet service providers and school Internet connections, microwave tower s and video conferencing sites throughout Pennsylvania. The "Technology Atlas for a New Pennsylvania," as […]

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UPMC South Side wins community service award >

December 10th, 1998

UPMC South Side has won the South Side Business Alliance's (SSBA) 1998 Community Service Award. According to the SSBA, the hospital received the award for its active role in community affairs and organizations, such as the Brashear Association, South Side Local Development Company and South Side Planning Forum. UPMC South Side is also a member […]

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1st endowed chair for SIS >

December 10th, 1998

The Buhl Foundation has awarded Pitt $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair in the School of Information Sciences (SIS). Named in honor of Buhl Foundation President Doreen Boyce (pictured at a Dec. 2 ceremony announcing the award), the Doreen E. Boyce Chair in Library and Information Science is one of the few library and […]

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Recognizing excellence >

December 10th, 1998

On Dec. 2, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) held its first-ever reception to recognize sophomores who completed at least 30 academic credits with QPAs of 3.25 or better during their freshman year. Beverly Harris-Schenz (standing), CAS associate dean for undergraduate studies, spoke at the ceremony, held in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. More […]

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5 staff named winners of chancellor's award >

December 10th, 1998

Cheers, backslaps, hand shakes, applause – and a few tears of pride – greeted five staff employees with 40 years of service to Pitt as well as the five winners of this year's Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Staff, who were individually honored at yesterday's annual staff recognition reception. Each chancellor's award winner receives $2,500. […]

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Breaking ground >

December 10th, 1998

Local and University officials broke ground Dec. 1 for Bouquet Gardens, the three-building, 192-bed apartment complex for undergraduate student housing scheduled to open in time for next fall's classes. From left: David Hohman, Building Trades Council president; Alyson Wallach, Student Government Board president; Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran; Dan Cohen, city councilman, Bob O'Connor, City […]

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