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Volume 29 Issue 10

Ruth S. Friedman >

January 23rd, 1997

Ruth S. Friedman, who directed the Pitt dental school's dental assistant and oral hygienist program from 1975 until her retirement in 1987, died Dec. 20 of brain cancer. She was 72. Friedman graduated from Pitt's dental school in 1945 and was the only woman in her class. She opened a periodontal practice Downtown but cut […]

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Blood drive donations may help professor's daughter >

January 23rd, 1997

Members of the University community are being asked to help one of Pitt's own during the faculty and staff blood drives scheduled for Jan. 28 and 30. The Jan. 28 drive will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Forbes Quad Galleria and on the 15th floor of the Biomedical Science Tower. The […]

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Feb. 3 is deadline to apply for seminar on diversity >

January 23rd, 1997

Concerned about how best to teach about race or gender? Wondering about the new scholarship in your field that deals with women or African Americans? Those questions and other issues of diversity will be addressed during the Chancellor's Diversity Working Group Faculty Seminar for More Inclusive Courses set for May 12-23. The seminar is the […]

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Program moves faculty out of the classroom, into the residence halls >

January 23rd, 1997

If you were a professor delivering your final, career- capping lecture to an audience of undergraduates on their turf — say, in a residence hall on a Tuesday evening — what would you tell them? Would you try to sum up a lifetime's worth of erudition in a formal oration? Would you draw the students […]

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Oracle now = PRISM >

January 23rd, 1997

Oracle now = PRISM By July 1, the University plans to replace three of its outdated financial systems (accounts payable, general ledger and purchasing) with a modern, on-line system called PRISM — Pitt's Real-time Integrated Solutions for Management. Before this month, the new system was commonly referred to as "Oracle," after the company that produces […]

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'Pittsburgh Surveyed' re-examines classic of social science literature >

January 23rd, 1997

During 1907 and 1908, Paul Kellogg, editor of the New York-based journal Charities and the Commons, and several dozen social science researchers converged on Pittsburgh. They came to the city at the request of Alice B. Montgomery, chief probation officer of the Allegheny County Juvenile Court and a local reform activist, to study life and […]

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Saturday mornings find provost relaxing with statistical physics >

January 23rd, 1997

Some people collect coins, some people tie trout flies, others work with wood, knit or play golf. It would seem safe to say, though, that few people consider statistical physics and the role of randomness in producing complicated patterns in material systems as a hobby. In fact, Provost James Maher may be one of the […]

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Long-term Staff awards >

January 23rd, 1997

University Times VOLUME NUMBER JANUARY 23, 1997 Copyright (c) 1997, University of Pittsburgh 20-year awards Abbott, Geraldine M. OFFICE OF THE PROVOST Student Registration & Financial Services Mathay, Patricia J. Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education McDonald, Elaine FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES (NATURAL SCIENCE) Chemistry Meisner, Gregory J. Mathematics and Statistics Digiorno, Toni […]

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Belt-tightening, additional funds should yield balanced FAS budget >

January 23rd, 1997

Thanks to a series of school-wide, belt- tightening measures — plus a $1.4 million bailout by the Chancellor's and Provost's offices — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is expected to finish the current fiscal year with a balanced budget. In November, Dean Peter Koehler alerted the Provost's office and FAS department chairpersons that […]

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