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Volume 33 Issue 1

High schoolers take Pitt courses through variety of programs here >

August 31st, 2000

If students on campus are looking younger these days, it might be because some of them are. As part of its community service mission, Pitt has more than 80 educational outreach programs that serve the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Although these serve clients of all ages, from kindergartners to seniors, the largest number of the programs […]

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The book that's on everyone's reading list: Pitt's telephone directory is a mammoth undertaking. >

August 31st, 2000

Each November, the Tooth Fairy puts together updated information for the 600-plus page books of names, phone numbers and campus addresses of Pitt community members known as the telephone directory. Uhh … not quite. The book that magically appears in campus mailboxes in mid-November is actually a project of a team of staff from Network […]

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Supercomputing soon will be even faster, thanks to $45 million grant >

August 31st, 2000

The Pittsburgh Supercom-puting Center (PSC) will build one of the world's fastest computers, thanks to a $45 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). A joint effort of Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the Westinghouse Electric Co., the PSC will develop "terascale" computing capability for U.S. scientists and engineers. Terascale refers to computational speed beyond […]

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Plans detailed for transportation to Pitt home games on North Side >

August 31st, 2000

Plans to get football fans to the Panthers' temporary North Side home field are in place, according to Parking and Transportation director G. Robert Harkins. Pitt will play six home games at Three Rivers Stadium this fall and will begin playing in the Steelers' new stadium in fall 2001. On game days, Pitt, with city […]

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Transportation's Harkins resigns >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt's transportation head is leaving to take a similar job at the University of Texas at Austin. G. Robert Harkins, director of the Office of Parking, Transportation and Services since 1993, will leave the University Sept. 4. "I've enjoyed my time here tremendously," Harkins said. "But this opportunity came up and we decided to seize […]

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10th annual Day of Caring set for Sept. 6 >

August 31st, 2000

Staff and faculty volunteers again will be lending a hand in the community for the 10th annual Day of Caring Sept. 6. More than 500 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected to work in surrounding neighborhoods and at local and regional agencies as part of this year's Pitt-United Way campaign. The formal […]

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Neurodegenerative disease institute gets Scaife grant >

August 31st, 2000

Trustees of the Scaife Family Foundation and the Scaife Charitable Foundation have donated $10.8 million to support the construction of facilities for the University's planned Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and to continue a related seed grant program supporting research activities prior to the construction. The leadership grant, among the largest foundation grants ever […]

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University Times moves to Public Affairs >

August 31st, 2000

The University Times has been moved administratively to the Office of Public Affairs. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg notified the University Times editor of the move, which was effective Aug. 1. Robert Hill, executive director for Public Affairs, will serve as publisher of the newspaper. The University Times advisory board, which has been dormant for several years, […]

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Scholarship established at Bradford >

August 31st, 2000

A new scholarship at the Bradford campus will benefit students from Allegany, Olean and Portville, N.Y. The Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laskey Memorial Scholarship has been established by Louis and Rose Marie DiSorbo of Allegany in honor of Rose Marie's parents. "My parents always believed in the youth of the area," said DiSorbo. "They strongly […]

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SIS program gets AT&T gift >

August 31st, 2000

The telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) recently received a $100,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said, "The success of our telecommunications program would not be possible without the support of industry partners like AT&T." "Pittsburgh is a vital market for AT&T Wireless Services, and we are committed to […]

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