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Volume 34 Issue 13

Lack of faculty participation in University governance concerns Assembly members >

March 7th, 2002

Citing dwindling willingness among Pitt faculty to participate in University governance, the chair of the University Senate's committee for elections called for Pitt's administration to help stimulate interest. Herbert Chesler told Faculty Assembly Feb. 26 that the elections committee was scrounging for faculty to serve on Senate standing committees, five of which were shy of […]

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Engineering school ranks high in terms of minority graduates >

March 7th, 2002

Women and minority recruitment at the School of Engineering got high marks in a study conducted by the Engineering Workforce Commission of the American Association of Engineering Societies, Inc. (AAES). The study found that in 2001, Pitt's engineering program ranked first in the state in total number of African-American engineering graduates, in bachelor of science […]

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PUP, administrators debate merits of transportation plan for Oakland >

March 7th, 2002

Should Pitt develop a comprehensive transportation plan for Oakland? The Senate's Plant Utilization and Planning (PUP) committee debated that question with two Pitt officials Feb. 27. While committee members praised the improved and improving state of parking and transportation at Pitt and in Oakland, they also urged the University to be more proactive in setting […]

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Geriatricians implement program to help hospitalized elderly

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March 7th, 2002

Through the newly established Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), geriatricians at UPMC Shadyside are taking an innovative approach to preventing older patients from declining physically and mentally while hospitalized. HELP's goals are to maintain physical and cognitive functioning of high-risk older adults throughout their hospitalization, maximize their independence at discharge, assist with the transition from […]

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Greensburg campus history stitched by staff, faculty quilters >

March 7th, 2002

It began some six years ago as a gift idea for a retiring employee and grew into a full-scale project for institutional pride. In between were planning lunches, an acknowledged need to preserve campus history and an inspirational video on group bonding. The UPG quilters, as they call themselves, a volunteer group of staff and […]

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Firm, law school set up scholarship >

March 7th, 2002

Pitt's School of Law and the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll have established a new three-year law school scholarship. The Pitt/Buchanan Ingersoll Diversity Scholarship — which will be granted to one eligible candidate each academic year beginning this fall — was created to attract students to Pitt's law school and to help provide the Pittsburgh […]

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Titusville gets $250,000 gift from board member >

March 7th, 2002

It began some six years ago as a gift idea for a retiring employee and grew into a full-scale project for institutional pride. In between were planning lunches, an acknowledged need to preserve campus history and an inspirational video on group bonding. The UPG quilters, as they call themselves, a volunteer group of staff and […]

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