Readers of the Johnstown-based Tribune-Democrat last month named Pitt's Johnstown campus as "simply the best college," an annual selection campaign of regional "best-ofs" designed to foster community spirit. It is the sixth time and fourth straight year that Pitt-Johnstown has won the award in the 10 years it has been given.
Joel E. Peterson, a Pitt mechanical engineering professor for more than 40 years, died of complications from chronic myelogenous leukemia on Oct. 15, 2001. He was 67. A memorial service and reception will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, at Ellsworth and Morewood avenues in Shadyside. Campbell Yates, […]
Twenty-one years after completing her medical degree at Pitt, Jeannette South-Paul has returned to chair the School of Medicine's family medicine department. "To be honest, I never envisioned coming back to Pittsburgh," says South-Paul, 48, who was born in Greensboro, Ala., and grew up in Philadelphia. She was among the few African-American medical students at […]
Because Pitt's Environmental Law Clinic has angered state legislators by representing opponents of timbering in the Allegheny National Forest, the clinic could be out of money in about a year. Last summer, lawmakers expressed their anger by adding a line to Pitt's state appropriation bill, prohibiting the University from spending tax money on Environmental Law […]
Pitt will match the $5,000 reward money the FBI is offering for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of an anthrax hoax on campus. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced the reward yesterday, Oct. 24. "We hope that this matching reward will help bring to justice the individual or individuals responsible for these hoaxes," Nordenberg said. […]
Pitt's 2001 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 10, with the goal of collecting $675,000 by the conclusion of the campaign, Nov. 21. This year's campaign theme is "Make Your Mark." Last year, the University collected $655,700. Faculty and staff pledged $558,200; students pledged $65,000; retirees contributed $23,400, and special events brought in $4,800. The […]