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Volume 34 Issue 9

Pitt weathers 1st storm of new year >

January 10th, 2002

The beginning of spring term classes Monday morning coincided with the first significant snowfall of the winter, but Pitt avoided any major utility breakdowns, roof leaks or power outages this week — until yesterday. More than 20 Pitt buildings lost electricity for over an hour when several Duquesne Light power lines went down. The outage […]

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SHRS to study wheelchair safety in motor vehicles >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) last month received a five-year $4.5 million grant from the federal government to study ways to make motor vehicle travel safer for the estimated 1.7 million wheelchair users in the United States. Researchers will develop ways to make traveling by automobile, van, mini-van and most forms of […]

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2002 calendar forces shorter spring term for most students >

January 10th, 2002

Peter E. Siska's teaching load will be lighter this semester, and he's not happy about it. The chemistry professor isn't teaching fewer courses. But because Pitt's spring term started later than usual this year (Jan. 7), Siska's courses — and those of most other teaching faculty here — will meet less frequently. During the term, […]

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Minority health summit begins today >

January 10th, 2002

Minority health leaders and scholars from around the United States will convene here today and tomorrow for the Pitt Center for Minority Health's second annual summit on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. The 2002 theme is "The Impact of Discrimination on Health Status." The two-day summit will be held at the University Club. During […]

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Trustees approve salary hikes for Pitt senior administrators >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's Board of Trustees compensation committee Dec. 6 raised Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg's salary by 5.4 percent to $342,500 for fiscal year 2002. Trustees also approved, at Nordenberg's recommendation, raises for seven other Pitt administrative officers. The new salaries are retroactive to July 1, the beginning of Pitt's fiscal year. "The University of Pittsburgh continues […]

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Marathon training seminars start Jan. 12 >

January 10th, 2002

To help runners of all levels with their preparation for the 2002 UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. will present UPMC's annual free training seminar series. The first seminar will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 12, in the LHAS auditorium, UPMC Montefiore. Following the seminar, from […]

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Pitt United Way pushes to reach goal >

January 10th, 2002

The Pittsburgh campus's United Way campaign has raised $635,000 in gifts and pledges from faculty, staff, students and retirees. That's $40,000 short of the campaign's $675,000 goal, so members of the campaign's steering committee this week are e-mailing and phoning previous donors who have not yet given. "Because of your generous, past support, we ask […]

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Clarification >

January 10th, 2002

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize has been awarded to the manuscript "A Defense of Poetry" by Gabriel Gudding. The University of Pittsburgh Press provided an incorrect title for publication in the Nov. 21 issue of the University Times.

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Med school establishes immunology dept. >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's School of Medicine has announced the formation of a new Department of Immunology for more than 30 of its faculty members currently working in various departments on research projects in immunology, as well as for teaching and training students and fellows. Immunology, the study of the immune system, is a formal academic discipline with […]

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The city as classroom: Urban studies program provides students with variety of options >

January 10th, 2002

Inquiring minds want to know: What can a student do with an urban studies major? The answer, according to Pitt's Urban Studies Program coordinator, is up to the student. "I work with students to try to get them to understand first of all what it is they want to do, and then what the various […]

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