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Volume 32 Issue 18

Pitt settles with former football player >

May 18th, 2000

The University has settled out of court with a former Pitt football player who is a quadriplegic because of a practice injury. On March 23, 1996, Demale Stanley, then a wide receiver from Belle Glade, Fla., crashed into a padded cement wall at the Cost Center. The next day, on orders from his coaches, Stanley […]

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Commencement 2000 >

May 18th, 2000

"Your driving force should always be wonder, which I define as curiosity and doubt," Herbert W. Boyer told degree recipients at the University's 2000 commencement ceremony April 30. "Wonder is what sets us apart from all other life forms." Boyer was the featured speaker at the Mellon Arena where Pitt conferred nearly 6,000 degrees, including […]

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Goldberg memorial service scheduled >

May 18th, 2000

A memorial service for Enid Goldberg, former dean of the School of Nursing, will be held Monday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. in Heinz Chapel. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Members' Lounge of the University Club. Goldberg, who was dean of the nursing school from 1973 to 1991, died Feb. […]

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Pitt gets $10 million for diabetes research center >

May 18th, 2000

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) has awarded a $10 million grant to Pitt and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to establish a research center for gene therapy approaches to curing Type 1 diabetes. The grant and establishment of the JDF Center were expected to be announced at a news conference this morning at Children's […]

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Correction >

May 18th, 2000

Thomas Anderson is chairperson of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science. In the April 27 University Times story on the department's web site, another faculty member was listed as chairperson.

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Love Bug's bite here only a nibble for most >

May 18th, 2000

The Love Bug virus that infected millions of computers worldwide apparently didn't do much damage at Pitt. The virus did force the University to temporarily shut down some of its e-mail network servers in order to disinfect them as well as users' computers. An unknown number of units here lost files after the virus — […]

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Hershey, Redmond re-elected to University Senate officer positions >

May 18th, 2000

Nathan Hershey has been re-elected president of the University Senate. He will begin his third consecutive one-year term, the maximum allowed under Senate bylaws, on July 1. Hershey ran against fellow Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) professor Gordon MacLeod. Re-elected as vice president was Carol K. Redmond, also of GSPH, who outpolled Sean Hughes […]

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Census data on race is flawed, experts say >

May 18th, 2000

Although the 2000 U.S. census is expected to collect more information than any census in the past on the racial make-up of the U.S. population, that data is fraught with flaws in its accuracy and completeness, according to three experts. For the first time, U.S. residents are able to identify themselves as members of more […]

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The highs, lows of average faculty, staff salaries at Pitt >

May 18th, 2000

Among the 290 full professors in Pitt's School of Medicine last year, the average nine-month contract salary was $129,851. Meanwhile, the four technical, skilled and service workers in the School of Education earned average salaries of $15,211 for 12 months' work. Those highs and lows appear in a recent report by Pitt's Office of Institutional […]

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