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Volume 34 Issue 2

Posvar memorial set for Sept. 24 >

September 13th, 2001

A memorial service for Wesley Wentz Posvar, who served as Pitt's chancellor for nearly 24 years, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in Heinz Chapel. A reception in Posvar Hall's 1st floor galleria will follow. Posvar, who retired from his post in 1991, died July 27 of a heart attack. He was […]

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Emergency blood drives >

September 13th, 2001

There has been tremendous response by blood donors to this week's tragedies, Pitt Volunteer Pool coordinator Steve Zupcic said. But he noted that the need for blood is expected to continue in the weeks and months ahead. "In light of this, we encourage all members of the University community to participate in our previously scheduled […]

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SAC plans flea market fund-raiser >

September 13th, 2001

Provost James V. Maher has asked the committee searching for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) to recommend finalists to him by March 1. Pitt's administration hopes to have a new dean in place by July 1 to succeed Toni Carbo, who announced last spring that she was planning to resign […]

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Social work gets one of largest Pitt grants ever – $20.5 million >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt's School of Social Work has received a $20.5 million grant to coordinate training for child welfare professionals throughout the state and improve services to at-risk children and families. The grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and the U.S. Administration for Children and Families will underwrite the first year of a three-year, statewide […]

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"Smart card" to contain health records >

September 13th, 2001

A small plastic card with an embedded microchip — dubbed the Healthcare Passport — is being introduced to some 300 UPMC Health Plan members. The so-called smart card is capable of processing information and storing numerous pages of a patient's vital health and demographic information that will enable better care, quicker retrieval of medical information […]

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Senate group considers urging another review of UPB system >

September 13th, 2001

Is it time for another comprehensive review of the University Planning and Budgeting System? The system, now in its 10th year, is intended to involve faculty and staff in developing budgets and long-range plans for their schools (and, in some schools, large departments) through unit-level planning and budgeting committees (PBCs). The system's bylaws mandated an […]

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Middle States visit rescheduled for November >

September 13th, 2001

As part of Pitt's current accreditation review, an evaluation team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools will meet with hundreds of administrators, faculty, staff and students during its visit to the University on Nov. 12 and 13. The evaluation team, chaired by Rochester University President Thomas Jackson, has reviewed a Pitt self-study […]

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Open hearing planned for SIS dean search >

September 13th, 2001

Provost James V. Maher has asked the committee searching for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) to recommend finalists to him by March 1. Pitt's administration hopes to have a new dean in place by July 1 to succeed Toni Carbo, who announced last spring that she was planning to resign […]

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Pitt drops 1 place in U.S. News rankings of PhD-granting public universities >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt tied for 39th among the nation's Ph.D.-granting public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual America's best colleges issue, a drop of one spot from last year's rankings. Tied with Pitt in the 39th slot among public institutions were Clemson, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the […]

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