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Volume 34 Issue 5

ONE ON ONE: Jeannette South-Paul >

October 25th, 2001

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 […]

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Controversy threatens funding of Pitt's environmental law clinic >

October 25th, 2001

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 […]

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Pitt, FBI offer reward in anthrax hoax case >

October 25th, 2001

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. […]

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Pitt United Way campaign begins >

October 25th, 2001

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 […]

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Oct. 31 deadline for staff award nominations >

October 25th, 2001

There's still time to nominate staff mem- bers for this year's Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award for Staff, the highest award that Pitt grants to staff members. The award is offered in recognition of staff contributions to the University through job performance and community service. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31. According to Robert G. […]

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Lecturer details Leonard Bernstein's multifaceted, multinational career >

October 25th, 2001

When American musical genius Leonard Bernstein died in 1990, some obituary writers, including those in The New York Times and Baltimore Sun, suggested that Bernstein had spread himself too thin, and should have focused on one area of music. "My question to them is: Which area would you have had him sacrifice? Pianist? Teacher? Conductor? […]

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Expert advises on how to handle the flu >

October 25th, 2001

When temperatures drop, cold and flu season is not far behind, a Pitt expert said. Ted Delbridge, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the School of Medicine and medical director at UPMC Presbyterian's emergency department, offered advice on how to prepare for the cold and flu season. "The flu and common cold have similar symptoms, […]

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UPJ honored by local paper >

October 25th, 2001

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.

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