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 […]
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. […]
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? […]
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, […]
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, […]