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Volume 29 Issue 17

Influence of business practices pervasive in hospital development >

May 1st, 1997

X-ray machines appeared on the medical scene in 1895. By the turn of the century, they could be found in every hospital of consequence in the world. But they had a serious problem, one that had nothing to do with radiation. Nobody was using them. Rather than ordering X-rays as part of the treatment for […]

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Commencement '97 >

May 1st, 1997

By mid-June, after all the confetti and silly string have been swept away, Pitt will have conferred about 6,750 degrees and certificates this year to students at the University's five campuses. An estimated 2,000 students attended and received their undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at Pitt's 1997 commencement, April 27 at the Civic Arena. Allan […]

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Trustees' committee OKs facilities plan, four renovation projects >

May 1st, 1997

The Board of Trustees' property and facilities committee has endorsed four renovation projects expected to cost about $22 million. The projects are included in a 10-year facilities improvement plan, which the committee also approved at its April 25 meeting. The resolutions will next go to the trustees' budget committee for the purpose of including the […]

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LRDC gets grant to study learning in museums >

May 1st, 1997

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) a grant of up to $1 million over five years to study how learning occurs in museums. Known as the […]

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At UPB, they're planning to paddle to Pittsburgh >

May 1st, 1997

Tradition is important to a school, says Carol Baker, vice president and dean of academic affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). She believes it is the glue that binds a loose collection of individuals into an institution. When Baker speaks of tradition, she means more than just excellence in the classroom. She thinks such things […]

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Tissue engineering research funds available >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has research funding available for product-driven research in the field of tissue engineering. Funding is available in amounts up to $50,000 for one-year projects. The application deadline is May 15. Applications are available by contacting PTEI at 383-9703, fax 383-9710 or e-mail at ptei@nauticom.net. PTEI is a strategy to […]

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It's award time at University Press >

May 1st, 1997

Awards seem to be a major item of business at the University Press these days. Katherine Vaz, an associate professor of English at the University of California at Davis, has won the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature for her short story collection "Fado & Other Stories. (See story page 5.) Helen Conkling, a Buffalo, N.Y., poet, […]

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Pitt works out deal with WTAE for commercials >

May 1st, 1997

If you're a WTAE-TV Action News watcher, you've probably seen the recent series of commercials showcasing Pitt's contributions to the community. If you're the budget-conscious type, you may have wondered: So how much is this costing the University? The answer seems to be: not a whole lot, or at least not as much as it […]

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