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Volume 33 Issue 6

Staff and faculty to get new IDs this month >

November 9th, 2000

Faculty and staff soon will be getting redesigned Pitt photo identification cards. According to Joseph Phillips, assistant vice chancellor for business, Office of Budget and Controller, the cards will be distributed this month to employees' campus addresses through the University's paycheck distribution centers. The new cards go into effect Jan. 2, 2001. Old cards are […]

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Pitt experts consider tightest ever U.S. presidential election >

November 9th, 2000

The winner of the clos- est presidential elec- tion in U.S. history wasn't expected to be announced until the end of today (Nov. 9) at the earliest. The recount of 6 million ballots in Florida was still going on as the University Times went to press last night. Thousands of absentee ballots will trickle in […]

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Assembly told Pitt continues work on networking problems >

November 9th, 2000

The provost-ordered analysis of Pitt's troubled computer network services is finished, Faculty Assembly was told this week. But the University still is trying to resolve its network problems. "Our analysis has been completed and now we're looking at ways to improve our network services, including adding more redundancy to our systems to improve performance," Jinx […]

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Hillman Foundation grant funds endowed ULS chair >

November 9th, 2000

A $2.5 million grant from The Hillman Foundation, Inc. has established an endowed chair for the University librarian and director of the University Library System (ULS). The grant is part of Pitt's capital campaign. The University is hoping to raise $500 million by July 2003 to support its academic and research programs and facilities needs. […]

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Forget the gimmicks and cut down on the amount you eat if you really want to shed those pounds >

November 9th, 2000

The bad news for those trying to lose weight: * Skipping meals doesn't work; * Fad diets and diet supplements don't work (and even may be dangerous); * Gimmicks like "staplepuncture" and "slimming soles" don't work. The good news is that for the committed person there are sensible steps to take that will result in […]

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PNC funds chair at Katz >

November 9th, 2000

A $1.5 million gift from The PNC Foundation to Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business will be used to establish the Thomas H. O'Brien Chair in Business Administration. The faculty member selected to hold the chair is expected to be a nationally recognized expert in the fields of strategic management and organizational behavior. The O'Brien […]

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Opera star honored at UPB >

November 9th, 2000

Bradford campus President Richard McDowell bestowed the Presidential Medal of Distinction on opera star Marilyn Horne last month. Horne is a native of Bradford. The presidential medal recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the campus and the broader community either by advancing higher education or by fostering values important to higher education. […]

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Boyers' grant establishes chair in biological sciences >

November 9th, 2000

Pitt has received a $1.5 million gift from an alumnus and his wife to establish an endowed chair in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Herbert W. and Grace Boyer Chair in Molecular Biology will be used to support an outstanding faculty member in the field of post-genomic molecular biology. Herbert Boyer, co-founder of Genentech, […]

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Staff group hears report on credit union services >

November 9th, 2000

Staff Association Council (SAC) affirmed committee leaders and heard a report from a local credit union manager at its monthly meeting yesterday, Nov. 8. Affirmed SAC committee chairs and co-chairs are: Carol F. Hodgkiss and Susan E. Johnson (benefits); William Gerhardt and Pamela Scears (communications); Elizabeth A. Homonai and Irene Marinakos (elections); Ellen K. Baylis […]

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Engineering center gets $500,000 from Dominion >

November 9th, 2000

Dominion, the energy company formed by the merger of Dominion Resources and Consolidated Natural Gas Company, has donated $500,000 to the Dominion Center for Environment and Energy at Pitt's School of Engineering. The center was dedicated formally and renamed Nov. 3 by Thomas E. Capps, Dominion's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Pitt Chancellor […]

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