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Volume 29 Issue 6

Marketing of Pitt technologies, inventions expected to generate 1,000 jobs in local start-up firms >

November 7th, 1996

Over the next five years, Pitt intends to create 1,000 jobs locally through start-up companies and joint ventures that will market technologies and inventions developed at the University. That goal would expand to creating 10,000 jobs during the next 10 years as those companies mature, said Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management. […]

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Planting memorial trees: a growing trend >

November 7th, 1996

Four more trees were recently added to the campus landscape by families wishing to honor deceased relatives with Pitt or Oakland connections. A cluster of three dogwood trees was dedicated in memory of Harry Anthony III, former director of research at Mellon Institute, on the Forbes Avenue side of Heinz Memorial Chapel on Oct. 24. […]

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Pitt's Book Center explores new marketing options in efforts to compete with area "super stores" >

November 7th, 1996

Browsers may have been pleasantly surprised last month when they strolled into The Book Center and found free copies of Book Page, a New York Times Review of Books-size publication containing reports on new books, author interviews and features. The Book Center staff feels it is a better way to advertise books than mass mailings. […]

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Applications due Nov. 22 for PTEI grants >

November 7th, 1996

Research grants of up to $20,000 are available from the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), a cohesive strategy to promote regional economic growth through the advancement and commercialization of University-developed technology. Projects eligible for grants include biomedical and related technologies associated with engineered tissues, including cell culturing, gene therapy, organ transplant and regeneration, biomaterials, and […]

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Voice-mail, e-mail may not be as private as some employees think >

November 7th, 1996

If you send or receive e-mail and voice-mail on equip- ment owned by your employer, never assume that: * Your employer isn't eavesdropping on those messages. * The law protects the privacy of those messages. * Deleting such messages will permanently erase them. Richard Holmes, Pitt associate general counsel, offered that advice during a lecture […]

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Unlike voice mail, e-mail remains even after you've deleted message >

November 7th, 1996

If you want to ensure the privacy of your electronic communications at Pitt, youíre probably safer using telephone voice-mail rather than computer e-mail – although that depends on the system you use, and whether youíre sending or receiving messages. Just pressing a "delete" button rarely makes an e-mail message disappear. Most get stored somewhere, for […]

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