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Volume 34 Issue 11

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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Governor recommends 5% cut for Pitt >

February 7th, 2002

Gov. Mark Schweiker has proposed cutting the state subsidies of Pitt and its fellow state-related universities — Penn State, Temple and Lincoln — by 5 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Pitt's appropriation would fall to $169.5 million, down from the $178.5 million budgeted for the current fiscal year and the $177.4 […]

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Katz moves up in MBA rankings >

February 7th, 2002

London's Financial Times has ranked the Katz Graduate School of Business 53rd in the world according to its 2002 evaluation of M.B.A. programs. Katz's place within the rankings, which Financial Times started in 1998, jumped 19 places over its 2001 rank. Factoring out international schools, Katz is ranked 35th among M.B.A. programs in the United […]

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Action on environmental law clinic criticized, defended >

February 7th, 2002

A week after a University Senate committee issued a report concluding that Pitt's administration infringed on the academic freedom of the law school's Environmental Law Clinic, senior administrators on Feb. 4 defended their actions in the clinic controversy. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Provost James Maher disputed "both the factual presentation and the conclusion" of the […]

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University sets up tax hotline >

February 7th, 2002

University sets up tax hotline Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions concerning the W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline number, 412/624-1860, will be in effect through April 17, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Questions regarding Form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding Form 1098T (tuition payment statement) […]

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Chancellor announces outstanding teachers, researchers >

February 7th, 2002

Winners of the 2002 chancellor's awards for distinguished teaching and research were announced by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg at Senate Council this week. Names of the winners of the chancellor's award for public service were not available as the University Times went to press. Teaching award recipients are: Donald Goldstein, Graduate School of Public and International […]

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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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