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Volume 34 Issue 7

University Press awards Starrett poetry prize >

November 21st, 2001

Gabriel Gudding is the 21st winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, which is awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first book of poetry. Gudding's manuscript, "In Defense of Poetry" was selected this month from nearly 750 entries. The Press will publish the volume in fall 2002. Established in 1981, […]

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UPMC specialists included in "America's Top Doctors" >

November 21st, 2001

When physicians around the country were asked, "To whom would you send members of your family?" 65 physicians in 33 specialty areas from Pitt's School of Medicine and hospitals across the UPMC Health System were recommended. These physicians are listed in a recently published book, "America's Top Doctors." The book identifies leading specialists for the […]

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GSPH to award Porter Prize >

November 21st, 2001

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will present the 2001 Porter Prize to Steven A. Schroeder at 3 p.m. Nov. 26 in the GSPH auditorium. Schroeder will deliver the address, "Challenges to Health and Health Care in the 21st Century." Schroeder is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest […]

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Buchanan, Nader find common ground in American Experience face-off >

November 21st, 2001

Pitt promoted the Nov. 15 appearance here of conservative pundit/politician Pat Buchanan and left-leaning consumer advocate Ralph Nader as a "face-off." But the two men — third-party contenders in the 2000 presidential election — sounded more like teammates, unlikely comrades in what they see as a crusade for national sovereignty against the globalism favored by […]

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Business plans fundraiser for charity >

November 21st, 2001

The Katz school and the College of Business Administration will hold their annual charity fundraising event Dec. 3 and 4, noon-6 p.m. in 309 Mervis. This year's event, which will benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, will include a bake sale and an auction of a variety of items, including filled, themed baskets such […]

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Pitt will pay legal fees incurred during internal proceedings for those cleared of research misconduct charges >

November 21st, 2001

Faculty and staff exonerated of research misconduct will be reimbursed for legal counsel fees they incur during University proceedings, Pitt administrators said last week. Senate Council on Nov. 12 unanimously approved a resolution to automatically indemnify employees accused but subsequently cleared of research misconduct charges, after Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Provost James Maher (who are […]

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OBITUARY: Herman H. Langkamp III >

November 21st, 2001

Herman H. Langkamp III, described as "the ultimate teacher" by one of his Pitt dental school colleagues, died Nov. 1, 2001, after a brief illness. He was 73. A Heinz Chapel memorial service for Langkamp is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Langkamp taught microbiology courses to Pitt dental, dental hygiene and nursing students […]

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Both sides working on plan to spin off law clinic >

November 21st, 2001

Law school faculty and administrators hope by May to spin off Pitt's Environmental Law Clinic as an independent entity. They expect that the new arrangement will save the clinic from bankruptcy while blunting attacks by lawmakers who resent the clinic representing opponents of the Mon-Fayette Expressway project and logging in the Allegheny National Forest. Last […]

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Pitt, CMU part of plan for $600 million expansion of local bioscience industry >

November 21st, 2001

This week a group of regional organizations, including Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, endorsed a $600 million, 10-year blueprint to boost the region's bioscience industry. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), the plan maintains that full funding for the project would create at least 5,000 jobs in the bioscience area, along with more than 10,000 […]

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