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Volume 34 Issue 11

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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Katz staffer wins major book prize >

February 7th, 2002

Sharon G. Flake, a staff member at the Katz Graduate School of Business, has won an American Library Association (ALA) Coretta Scott King Honor Award for 2002 for her book, "Money Hungry," published by Hyperion Books for Children/Jump at the Sun. The book's 13-year-old heroine, Raspberry Hill, hoards her savings and will do almost anything […]

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President makes a Pitt stop >

February 7th, 2002

President George W. Bush barnstormed into town Tuesday, toured several UPMC Health System laboratories, reiterated his pledge to focus on homeland security, praised the region's efforts in guarding against and preparing for bioterrorist attacks and nicknamed Pittsburgh "Knowledge Town." The local visit included a 20-minute address to an invitation-only crowd at the Masonic Temple, where […]

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UCIS sets up grant program >

February 7th, 2002

Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has established an International Studies Fund (ISF) grant program to help Pitt students who want to conduct research on international issues or present their research in international settings. "For these grants, we are defining 'international' as relating to another country or culture, comparative analysis covering more than one […]

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