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Volume 34 Issue 11

Computer lab opens in Masonic Temple >

February 7th, 2002

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) last week opened a new computer lab in B-40 Masonic Temple. The Computer Productivity Lab has 50 Intel-based computers. There are 20 workstations with the Linux operating system and 30 workstations with the Windows 2000 operating system, all with 17-inch flat screen monitors. Two Xerox black and white laser […]

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Report on domestic partner benefits expected by end of term >

February 7th, 2002

The committee studying whether Pitt should extend health benefits to employees' domestic partners won't issue any interim reports prior to giving its final findings and recommendations to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. Faculty Assembly had approved a resolution last month, requesting an interim report from the committee by Feb. 26, the scheduled date of the next Assembly […]

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Medical school gets grant to study wheelchair users >

February 7th, 2002

The medical school's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has received a five-year, $1.75 million grant to study upper limb pain in wheelchair users who have suffered spinal cord injuries. The grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research will fund the first multi-site study of its kind. It will research the causes […]

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ONE ON ONE: Stephen Russo >

February 7th, 2002

In a sports-mad region famous for Hall of Fame quarterbacks, pro teams with state-of-the-art athletics facilities and nationally ranked college teams, a new development to the sports scene has emerged: the role of the sport psychologist, who helps athletes cope with the stress and pressure of competition. Stephen A. Russo directs the recently created sport […]

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University okays employee-paid long-term care insurance

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February 7th, 2002

Pitt will offer staff and faculty a new, optional benefit beginning in July: group long-term care insurance. The employee-paid plan will cover costs of institutional and in-home assistance such as nursing care for participating employees, typically in old age. Pitt's Human Resources office plans to hold an open enrollment for the long-term care plan this […]

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Examining the role of Student Affairs in students' education >

February 7th, 2002

In January 1997, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg moved the Office of Student Affairs administratively from the chancellor's office to the Office of the Provost. In announcing the change, the chancellor wrote, "Few units are more critical to our educational mission than the Office of Student Affairs…. Most of our overall educational goals can be achieved only […]

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From the inside: Student Affairs administrators detail division's efforts >

February 7th, 2002

Interim Dean of Students Jack Daniel is evaluating the mission and goals of the Office of Student Affairs, primarily to foster synergy between that office and the academic side of student life. Mid-level administrators in three of the larger units within Student Affairs — Residence Life, Placement and Career Services, Student Activities — offered some […]

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Candidates for SIS dean visiting campus >

February 7th, 2002

Candidates for the School of Information Sciences (SIS) deanship have begun to visit Pitt for meetings with the school's faculty, staff and students, as well as University senior administrators. SIS dean candidates include: * SIS Professor Emeritus James G. Williams, who met with administrators and SIS personnel and students on Jan. 28. * Ronald L. […]

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