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Volume 32 Issue 10

International center set up here to study traditional Chinese medicine >

January 20th, 2000

Some of the 21st century's breakthrough drugs for treating cancer and neurological diseases could be derived from traditional remedies developed in China over the last 3,000 years. That's the hope among researchers at a new center to be based at Pitt and the UPMC Health System. The International Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Center will use […]

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Draft of computing plan calls for spending $9.6 million over 3 years >

January 20th, 2000

A long-anticipated comprehensive plan for improving Pittsburgh campus computer usage calls for Pitt to spend $9.6 million over the next three years. Titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," a draft of the plan has been distributed to several University Senate committees, the Dean's Council and academic units, according to Robert Pack, vice […]

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Highlights of computing plan draft >

January 20th, 2000

A long-anticipated comprehensive plan for improving Pittsburgh campus computer usage calls for Pitt to spend $9.6 million over the next three years. Titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," a draft of the plan has been distributed to several University Senate committees, the Dean's Council and academic units, according to Robert Pack, vice […]

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Henson case arguments now before Common Pleas judge >

January 20th, 2000

The latest round of legal briefs were filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas recently by attorneys for Pitt and the seven complainants in the "Henson case" — a controversial civil suit over the University's denial of health benefits to same-sex partners of faculty and staff. Last month, Pitt asked Common Pleas Court […]

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Extra health, safety precautions taken during stadium demolition >

January 20th, 2000

Health and safety officials at UPMC Health System and Pitt are taking extra precautions during the demolition of Pitt Stadium and subsequent construction of the new convocation center on the stadium's site. UPMC established a task force of staff from the offices of Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Support Services, Construction Management, Infection Control, Security, […]

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Contract extended for AD Pederson >

January 20th, 2000

The University has ex- tended the contract of Athletics Director Steve Pederson, as a reward for his job performance and to make sure he stays at Pitt. Pederson and Pitt senior administrators won't disclose details of the extension, except to call it "competitive" in terms of compensation and duration. Since his hiring in October 1996, […]

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Asian Studies/AIU seminar targets pre-college teachers >

January 20th, 2000

Three weeks into what has been trumpeted as the Asian Century, U.S. high schools and middle schools still tend to teach history, geography, economics and world culture from a Western point of view, many educators agree. To help swing pre-college curricula in a more easterly direction, Pitt's Asian studies program is joining with the Allegheny […]

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OBITUARY: Charles Gray Watson >

January 20th, 2000

A memorial service for Charles Gray Watson, a Pitt clinician and surgery professor since 1968, will be held this Sunday at 11 a.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. The service also will honor his father and fellow surgeon, James Rose Watson, who died three months ago. Charles Watson, 63, died of respiratory failure at UPMC Presbyterian […]

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