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Volume 34 Issue 21

On a billion-dollar roll: University meets goal early, extends fundraising efforts >

June 27th, 2002

Buoyed by the fact that Pitt exceeded its $500 million capital campaign goal a year ahead of schedule — and by a consultant's upbeat findings about the University's fundraising potential — the Board of Trustees has voted to extend the campaign. Pitt's new goal: raising $1 billion by June 2007. "A billion dollars is a […]

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GSPH ranks 3rd in NIH funding >

June 27th, 2002

Rankings released recently by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is third among the nation's 30 schools of public health in total NIH research grant funding, making it the leading state-related public health school on the list. Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities ranked first and second, […]

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What $510 million means for the University >

June 27th, 2002

So far, Pitt's fundraising campaign has raised more than $510 million in gifts and pledges. That includes: * 166 new named endowed scholarship funds (ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 each) for a total of 594 — an increase of 39 percent in the number of such funds since five years ago, when the campaign began […]

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Stargate offers Pitt customers special rates >

June 27th, 2002

Stargate, the preferred internet service provider for Pitt, has extended its special rate for new DSL customers until June 30. Pitt faculty, staff and students who sign up for DSL service through Stargate will receive three months of service for $100. The discount is equivalent to one month of free service. Stargate also is waiving […]

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Dunkelman retires after 44 years >

June 27th, 2002

Robert E. Dunkelman, secretary of the Board of Trustees and special assistant to the chancellor since 1992, has retired following a Pitt career that spanned nearly 44 years. At their June 20 annual meeting, Pitt trustees unanimously adopted a resolution bestowing on Dunkelman the title of Secretary Emeritus of the Corporation and the Board of […]

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Correction >

June 27th, 2002

Tickets purchased for Pitt-Kennywood Day (July 27), which are good on any day of Kennywood's season, will be honored at no extra charge on weekdays and for an additional $6.50 if used on a weekend. An incorrect fee was printed in the May 30 issue.

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Clark named vice chancellor of community, governmental relations >

June 27th, 2002

The head of Pitt's Office of Community and Governmental Relations was promoted last week by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. G. Reynolds Clark, formerly executive director, now is vice chancellor for community and governmental relations. Reynolds heads the office responsible for managing Pitt's interactions with federal, state and local governments and community organizations. In announcing the move […]

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ONE ON ONE: Randy Juhl Long-time pharmacy dean will focus on Pitt's expanding research projects >

June 27th, 2002

Last week, Randy P. Juhl, dean of Pitt's School of Pharmacy since 1986, was named vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance, effective July 1. He had been serving part time as associate vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance, in addition to performing his duties as dean. Juhl will be stepping down as pharmacy […]

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Pitt legal expert weighs in on 2 recent death penalty rulings >

June 27th, 2002

On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional for mentally retarded defendants. Four days later, the court ruled that it is unconstitutional for judges, rather than jurors, to make factual determinations that call for the death penalty. These rulings have huge implications for America's judicial system, yet it is […]

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Trustees re-elect Dietrich >

June 27th, 2002

Pitt's Board of Trustees has elected William S. Dietrich II to a second consecutive one-year term as board chairperson. Also at the trustees' June 20 annual meeting, the board elected term, special and alumni trustees. Term and alumni trustees have full voting rights. Special trustees may vote only on committees. Robert G. Lovett, a partner […]

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