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Volume 34 Issue 1

UPMC renews marathon sponsorship >

August 30th, 2001

UPMC Health System has renewed its title sponsorship of the City of Pittsburgh Marathon. The 2002 marathon will be May 5. UPMC Health System has been the title sponsor since 1996. Under UPMC's corporate sponsorship, marathon event participation has grown by about 50 percent. The Mellon relay team competition has grown to be one of […]

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Some Day of Caring projects still in need of Pitt volunteers >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt staff and faculty volunteers again will be lending a hand in the community for the 11th annual Day of Caring Sept. 21. 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. In […]

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European association changes name >

August 30th, 2001

The European Community Studies Association, headquartered at Pitt, has changed its name to the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) to better reflect its scope and purpose. "The name change will be extremely useful," said Alberta Sbragia, director of the European Union Center at Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and 1993-95 chair of the […]

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Pitt's faculty recruits: New faces on campus >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt's full-time faculty includes 434 new faces this academic year, most of them in the medical school. Associate Chancellor Vijai Singh, who reviews Pitt faculty letters of appointment for the chancellor, said: "We've recruited some outstanding people, not just in the School of Medicine but throughout the University. These include very accomplished senior people, most […]

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Education school signs pact with Allegheny >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt's School of Education and Allegheny College in Meadville have signed an articulation agreement that will give qualified Allegheny students guaranteed admission to Pitt's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Allegheny students who complete their undergraduate work at Allegheny and who satisfy Pitt's basic admission requirements qualify for admission under the agreement.

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University Press: Like its counterparts, it's awash in a sea of change >

August 30th, 2001

Looking out on Forbes Avenue from her new office on the 5th floor of the Eureka Building, Cynthia Miller says, "It's wonderful to have windows!" Miller, director of the University of Pittsburgh Press, and her staff of 15 moved into the 5th floor suite last month from windowless offices across the street. However, when looking […]

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Pitt plans events to honor K. Leroy Irvis >

August 30th, 2001

The life and times of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House K. Leroy Irvis will be celebrated on the Pittsburgh campus Sept. 13 and 14. All events are free and open to the public. Irvis, Pitt emeritus trustee, is the first African American to hold the position of Speaker of the House in any state […]

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Seed money available from new Pitt program stressing global issues >

August 30th, 2001

A new Pitt program will award seed money grants of $25,000 to support international research conferences and workshops here on global issues. The Global Academic Partnership (GAP) program is designed to strengthen interdisciplinary research and foster development of new courses here on global themes such as international security and conflict resolution, while encouraging scholarly ties […]

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UPMC wins "wired" honors >

August 30th, 2001

UPMC Health System has again been named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the United States by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. UPMC has been recognized each of the three years the magazine has been sponsoring the awards. The designation is based on a […]

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