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Volume 34 Issue 13

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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Dental informatics center set up >

March 7th, 2002

Pitt's School of Dental Medicine has formed the Center for Dental Informatics, making the school one of a few in the United States to focus on the use of information technology in the field of dentistry. Leading the program will be dental medicine faculty members Titus Schleyer, associate professor, and Heiko Spallek, assistant professor. Both […]

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Clara & C.C. Li establish GSPH endowment >

March 7th, 2002

World-renowned Pitt geneticist Li Ching Chun — better known to Westerners as C.C. Li — and his wife Clara L. Li have established an endowment at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). The C.C. Li Endowed Research and Education Fund in Human Genetics will provide resources to support research and education in human genetics […]

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Daffodil sale benefits cancer research, services >

March 7th, 2002

Employees at Pitt are invited to join the effort to fight cancer during the fifth annual fund-raising campaign, Daffodil Days. Daffodils will be sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 20 in the William Pitt Union Lower Level 1. A bunch of 10 daffodils costs $6. Cash and checks will be accepted. The […]

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Nordenberg declines to specify tuition hike size if governor's cut is okayed by legislators >

March 7th, 2002

HARRISBURG — Unlike the heads of Pennsylvania's three other state-related universities, Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg refused to declare publicly last week that his school would increase tuition by 10 percent or more next fall if state legislators approve Gov. Mark Schweiker's recommended budget. But Nordenberg hinted that a double-digit tuition hike was likely at Pitt, […]

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CGS honors 4 faculty >

March 7th, 2002

The College of General Studies (CGS) honored four teachers with Students' Choice Awards at its annual Excellence in CGS reception Feb. 22. The event is sponsored by the CGS student government and recognizes CGS student scholarship winners and the outstanding student of the year, in addition to honoring faculty members and instructors selected by students. […]

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Chancellor won't speculate about pay hikes for next year >

March 7th, 2002

Following last week's legislative hearings in Harrisburg, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg wouldn't speculate about Pitt salary increases for this summer. But he told the University Times: "We recognize that the progress of the University is tied to the talent and the hard work of the people at Pitt, and we will do everything that we can […]

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UPT signs pact with LECOM >

March 7th, 2002

Officials of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy and Pitt's Titusville (UPT) campus have established an affiliation giving qualified UPT students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in five years. UPT President Michael A. Worman said,"This agreement assures students that, if they perform well academically, they will be […]

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