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Volume 33 Issue 4

Old computers are revamped, recycled, recirculated before they end up in Pitt's Surplus Property warehouse >

October 12th, 2000

It's an environmental night- mare: tons of obsolete, non- biodegradable computer equipment being dumped into landfills. But that's not how the University deals with its own outmoded computers, according to Pitt information technology staff and the manager of the University's Surplus Property office. Surplus Property, located at 400 N. Lexington Ave. in Point Breeze, is […]

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Law professor explains case seen as potential threat to academic freedom >

October 12th, 2000

Faculty were advised of a potential legal threat to the traditional concept of academic freedom at last week's Faculty Assembly. Pitt law professor John Parry reported to the Oct. 3 assembly on possible implications of a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals February 1999 case, Urofsky v. Gilmore. The 4th Circuit decision denied an attempt by […]

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Ellis chair in hematology, oncology established >

October 12th, 2000

The University has received a gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Lawrence Ellis Chair in Hematology and Oncology in the School of Medicine. Donald L. Trump, chief of the Division of Hematology – Oncology and professor of medicine and urology in the medical school, and deputy director for clinical investigations at the University […]

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Provost funds project to preserve Special Collections books >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt's University Library System (ULS) has initiated a project that will preserve thousands of at-risk books and other materials, some of which date back to the 15th century, in its Special Collections department. ULS Director Rush Miller has designated the use of endowment income to support the project during the next 10 years, preserving about […]

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School of Education receives $100,000 Howard Heinz grant >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt's School of Education has received a $100,000 grant from the Howard Heinz Endowment to establish Professional Development Networks (PDNs) to strengthen the link between university coursework and the pre-service clinical experience in the teacher preparation program. The PDNs will provide formalized partnerships between Pitt's education faculty and collaborating teachers from local schools to explore […]

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SIS wireless information program gets NSF grant >

October 12th, 2000

A project to educate a wireless information systems workforce, submitted by the telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), will receive an estimated $391,204 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is administered through NSF's new $90 million Information Technology Research initiative. According to SIS faculty member and principal researcher Prashant […]

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Bradford campus receives second-largest bequest >

October 12th, 2000

The Bradford campus has received nearly $1 million from the estate of Alice M. Meisel, a Pitt alumna. Meisel's gift of more than $928,000 represents the largest bequest made to Pitt-Bradford in the history of the campus. It also is the second largest single gift from an individual. "The impact of Alice Meisel's philanthropic gift […]

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