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Volume 38 Issue 4

Relief effort problems will worsen, expert says >

October 13th, 2005

In the wake of Katrina and Rita, recent hurricanes that wrought havoc on the U.S. Gulf Coast, disaster preparedness and response has leaped to the forefront of American consciousness. But according to an international expert on disaster response, the problems exposed by the failings of recent disaster response efforts were not news to public health […]

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Pitt organizations eligible for United Way funding >

October 13th, 2005

The Pitt organizations eligible for designated United Way contributions and their donor codes are: Adjuvant Therapy, 1037; Arthritis Institute, 942523; Autism Center, 222684; Breast Cancer Research, 830; Center for Minority Health, 222783; Child Development Center, 1280; Children’s Neurosurgery Fund, 4645; Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center, 234; Creip Chair Patient Care Program, 951936; Department of Neurology — Epilepsy, […]

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LaPorte maximizes GSPH lecture’s reach >

October 13th, 2005

More than the estimated 300 people in the auditorium in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) witnessed the second annual Cutler lecture delivered by Eric K. Noji, chief of the Epidemiology Surveillance and Emergency Response Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A lot more. Using live Internet web stream, Noji’s lecture […]

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GSPIA gets HUD grant >

October 13th, 2005

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $90,000 to the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) for economically disadvantaged and U.S. minority graduate students preparing for careers in community development. HUD’s community development work-study program will fund three graduate students pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree in GSPIA. […]

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Internal giving campaign launched >

October 13th, 2005

The Pitt Annual Fund kicks off its internal campaign today with a goal of raising more than $1.557 million in donations from faculty and staff. University employees can expect a mailed solicitation the week of Oct. 17 and, starting in November, a follow-up phone call seeking support. Fiscal year 2004 saw 2,900 employees give $1.528 […]

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Music institute gets NEH funds >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt’s Center for American Music, part of the University Library System, has received $165,581 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to hold another “Voices Across Time” institute, June 26-July 28. The institute features a series of workshops, field trips and seminars that will train teachers to use popular American songs to educate young […]

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Social work leads the way in internal giving >

October 13th, 2005

The School of Social Work has become a leader when it comes to internal giving to the Pitt Annual Fund. The percentage of donors in the school rose from 23.3 percent in fiscal year 2003 to 57 percent in FY 2004. Last year the school posted a 78 percent participation rate, including 100 percent participation […]

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UPJ establishes new staff award >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt-Johnstown is establishing a new annual UPJ staff award for community service. The President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service to the Community is meant as a companion award to the Staff Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ, which has been awarded each year since 1999. President Albert L. Etheridge said, “The Award for […]

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University opens Biomedical Science Tower 3 >

October 13th, 2005

It wasn’t merely the building that was new at the Oct. 6 opening of the Biomedical Science Tower (BST) 3. Members of two new units were among the first of 50 groups of researchers who will eventually be housed in the $250 million building at Fifth Avenue and Darragh Street: Employees of the Department of […]

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Faculty reps to Board of Trustees announced >

October 13th, 2005

Faculty representatives appointed to Pitt Board of Trustees committees for 2005-2006 were announced at the Oct. 5 Faculty Assembly. Representatives are: Heidi M. Feldman (medicine) and Michael Vanyukov (pharmacy), academic affairs/libraries committee; Thomas C. Buchele (law) and Randi Koeske (Greensburg/psychology), affirmative action committee; William C. Zamboni (pharmacy) and Claudia Pagliaro (education), athletics committee; Vicky Hoffman […]

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