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Volume 33 Issue 5

Pitt will help to establish institute monitoring public health threats >

October 26th, 2000

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, with the support of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, are establishing a Biomedical Security Institute (BMSI) that will monitor public health threats and alert emergency management agencies nationwide to attacks of bioterrorism. The Biomedical Security Institute will provide a preparedness, detection and response capability network that can be used to respond […]

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Neuroscience research center opens at WPIC >

October 26th, 2000

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) has opened a new center that will enable scientists to expand their study of a number of severe mental illnesses. By opening the Clinical Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), Pitt's Department of Psychiatry becomes the first in the nation to develop a specialized facility with the goal of revolutionizing mental […]

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50 donated patents to benefit engineering school >

October 26th, 2000

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has donated a technology portfolio consisting of more than 50 patents to Pitt. The patents involve process technologies in the manufacture of N-vinylformamide (NVF) and its derivative products. NVF is a unique, low-toxicity monomer (a molecule that can be chemically bound as part of a polymer) for environmentally benign applications […]

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OBITUARY: Richard Hugh McCoy >

October 26th, 2000

Richard Hugh McCoy, emeritus professor of biochemistry and associate dean emeritus of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Sherwood Oaks retirement community in Cranberry Township. He was 91. McCoy spent more than 38 years at the University as researcher, teacher and administrator before retiring in 1978. McCoy was raised in […]

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Vice chancellor outlines strategy for fund-raising >

October 26th, 2000

The University's fund- raising campaign, which began with its "quiet" phase July 1, 1997, is launching its "public" phase this week. Typically, major fund-raising efforts attempt to reach at least half the overall goal before going public. Pitt's campaign is expected to run through June 2003, according to Carol A. Carter, vice chancellor for Institutional […]

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OBITUARY: George W. O'Bannon >

October 26th, 2000

George W. O'Bannon, director of Pitt's Office of International Student Services from 1968 to 1975, died of lymphoma Oct. 2, 2000, in Tucson, Ariz. He was 64. In 1971, O'Bannon organized an exchange program between Pitt and Afghanistan's University of Kabul, with funding from the U.S. State Department. An authority on oriental rugs, particularly those […]

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