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Volume 32 Issue 13

BPC endorses info technology plan, including optional fee for improved remote access >

March 2nd, 2000

The University Senate budget policies com- mittee (BPC) has endorsed the basic recommendations of Pitt's new information technology (IT) plan — including the proposed optional fee for better remote computer access. The committee at its Feb. 25 meeting did make a few suggestions. BPC wants the plan to better address the needs of part-time faculty […]

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OBITUARY: Enid Goldberg >

March 2nd, 2000

Enid Goldberg, dean of the School of Nursing from 1973 to 1991, died Feb. 22, 2000. She was 74. The fourth dean of the school, Goldberg received three degrees from Pitt's School of Nursing — a bachelor's in nursing education (1950), a master's in nursing education (1953), and a doctorate (1968). She also received a […]

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Pitt to get $52.2 million NIH grant >

March 2nd, 2000

Pitt will receive a $52.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant — one of the largest in the University's history — to lead a nationwide study of how best to treat coronary heart disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes. About 90 percent of the 10.3 million Americans currently diagnosed with diabetes have Type […]

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ON TEACHING: H. David Brumble >

March 2nd, 2000

It's Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. and H. David Brumble is fidgeting in his chair. Jiggling his foot. Rising to pace across his 5th floor Cathedral of Learning office. "I always get antsy about an hour before class," the English professor confides. "I'm itching to get down there and get started because I've got all of […]

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3 administrative searches reach semi-finalist stage >

March 2nd, 2000

Searches for five upper- level administrators at Pitt are progressing. Pitt is seeking a dean of the School of Education, a vice provost and dean of students, and a director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Those three positions are expected to be filled by July 1. The University also is hiring new […]

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Discussion of UPMC dominates Pitt's 2nd appropriations hearing >

March 2nd, 2000

HARRISBURG — The Passavant Hospital Foundation, formed when Passavant merged into the UPMC Health System in 1997, publicly suggested last year that the hospital might be better off leaving the health system. The foundation went so far as to hire lawyers and accountants to gather evidence that UPMC Health System was on shaky financial ground. […]

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