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Volume 31 Issue 19

Proposed staff job reclassification is subject of June 8 staff

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May 27th, 1999

Proposed staff job reclassification is subject of June 8 staff assembly The Staff Association Council (SAC) has rescheduled its spring assembly on the new job classification system for June 8, noon to 1 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Speaking will be Human Resources' Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor; Jim Edgerton, assistant vice chancellor […]

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Building a room >

May 27th, 1999

Building a room The Japanese Nationality Classroom, to be housed in room 317 Cathedral of Learning, will be dedicated July 25. The room’s 87 components were built with traditional Japanese tools in Kyoto, Japan, dismantled and shipped in a 40-foot container to Pittsburgh. Japanese artisans and local carpenters are reconstructing architect Hirokazu Nagase’s design, which […]

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History professor looks beyond kings, statesmen to teach about

the people who built the world >

May 27th, 1999

History professor looks beyond kings, statesmen to teach about the people who built the world Who built the Seven Gate of Thebes? The books are filled with names of kings. But was it kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone? From "A Worker Reads History" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Marcus Rediker, Pitt associate professor […]

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CLAS receives $200,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

CLAS receives $200,000 grant The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) a two-year, $200,000 general support grant. According to CLAS director Billie R. DeWalt, the grant will enhance the long-term strength and stability of the 35-year-old center and its programs; help to attract the brightest students and […]

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Pitt's School of Nursing initiates recognition program >

May 27th, 1999

Pitt's School of Nursing initiates recognition program Pitt's School of Nursing is sponsoring a first Cameos of Caring awards gala on Oct. 28 as a way of honoring local nurses for excellence in nursing care. One nurse from each of 22 southwestern Pennsylvania hospitals will be honored for acting as a role model for the […]

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Injury control center gets grants >

May 27th, 1999

Injury control center gets grants Researchers from UPMC Health System's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) have received two grants, one to initiate a study and the other to continue an ongoing program. A $185,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund an 18-month study of injuries and violence against pregnant women. […]

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UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room >

May 27th, 1999

UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room The future of the standard operating room is here, as surgeons at the UPMC Health System have begun integrating the Hermes Control System into their regular routine. Hermes, a system that operates on voice and hand-held touch screen commands, expands the use of voice control technology in […]

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