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Volume 34 Issue 1

UPJ gets $50,000 contribution >

August 30th, 2001

The Johnstown campus last week announced a gift of $50,000 from AmeriServ Financial, the largest independently owned bank headquartered in the Johnstown region. The gift, part of UPJ's $8 million capital campaign, will partially endow a scholarship and provide an annual education award. To date, the Johnstown campus has raised $6.6 million toward its goal. […]

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Parking office has courtesy stickers >

August 30th, 2001

Courtesy parking stickers for registered Pitt carpool and vanpool participants now are being issued at the University's Parking Office, 204 Bracken-ridge Hall. For more information, call 4-4034.

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CGS unveils new program for older students >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS) recently unveiled its Third Age Learning Community, an expanded program for people age 55 and older. The program incorporates the former College Over Sixty program as well as additional educational opportunities for this age group. Why the name change? "We were looking for a term other than 'senior' or […]

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Wesley Posvar, 15th chancellor of University, dies >

August 30th, 2001

Wesley Wentz Posvar, who served as Pitt's chancellor for nearly 24 years beginning in 1967, died July 27, 2001, of a heart attack. He was 75. In addition to being Pitt's 15th chancellor, Posvar was a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force, a Rhodes scholar and a seasoned combat pilot. He is credited with […]

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Health Sciences schools collaborate to offer MS, certificate in clinical research >

August 30th, 2001

In two years, 31 health care professionals are expected to add another degree to go along with their M.D.s, Ph.D.s and Pharm.D.s — a master of science or a certificate in clinical research from Pitt. The program, a collaboration among the schools of the Health Sciences, will teach a diverse group of individuals including doctors, […]

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Remembering Wes: Friends, family, former colleagues reminisce >

August 30th, 2001

E. Maxine Bruhns Director of the Nationality Rooms Program Wesley Wentz Posvar's name indicated his European heritage. He wore the badge proudly. Since part of his ancestry was Moravian, he was pleased that he could look into the Czechoslovak Room from his office. He often took his guests on a tour of the Nationality Rooms […]

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Athletics offers tickets on-line >

August 30th, 2001

The athletics department has established an on-line service center that allows purchase of single-game football tickets for the six home games scheduled this fall at Heinz Field. The on-line center is accessible at www. pittsburghpanthers.com. Plans for the web site include options for renewing season tickets and for purchasing single-game tickets for the upcoming men's […]

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Dunbar-Jacob named dean of nursing school >

August 30th, 2001

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, a faculty member here for 17 years and founding director of Pitt's Center for Nursing Research, has been appointed dean of the School of Nursing. She succeeds Dean Ellen Rudy and Interim Dean Lynda Davidson. "Dr. Dunbar-Jacob's accomplishments as an educator, researcher, and leader along with her record of service to the nursing […]

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Pitt, UPMC take U.S.-style residencies to Japan >

August 30th, 2001

The School of Medicine and UPMC Health System have signed an agreement to assist Teine Keijinkai Hospital in Sapporo, Japan, to establish and operate a U.S.-style residency training program in internal medicine. "This program is the culmination of two years of work and becomes one of only a handful of programs in Japan to use […]

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