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Volume 32 Issue 19

OBITUARY: Norman Austern >

May 25th, 2000

Norman Austern As a nuclear physicist and a lover of literature, music, history, philosophy and archeology, Pitt professor Norman Austern applied his brainpower to the quest for knowledge. As death approached, Austern made sure that his brain would continue contributing in that quest. He willed the organ — ravaged by his long struggle with Parkinson's […]

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Amidst some laughter, Detre Hall is dedicated >

May 25th, 2000

Amidst some laughter, Detre Hall is dedicated Under Thomas Detre's leadership, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic abandoned its traditional, psychoanalytic approach to treating mentally ill patients in favor of new drug-based and neurological therapies. One of Detre's early proteges, current UPMC Health System President Jeffrey Romoff, remembers a street corner confrontation with a disgruntled Freudian […]

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Correction >

May 25th, 2000

Correction Alan Meisel has been elected to represent the School of Law on Faculty Assembly. The University Senate office provided incorrect information on the law school's representative to the University Times for publication in the May 11 issue.

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LRDC's Lesgold named dean of education >

May 25th, 2000

Lesgold named dean of education After a national search, Pitt has named an internal candidate as School of Education dean. Alan Lesgold, executive associate director of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and professor of psychology and intelligent systems, will take over as dean July 1. Among his priorities for the school, Lesgold cited […]

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Kresge funds new product incubator lab >

May 25th, 2000

Kresge funds new product incubator lab The Kresge Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to fund a lab in the School of Engineering's New Product Incubator. The foundation also will donate an additional $250,000 if the school raises $1.2 million in endowment funds for maintenance of the facility. The grant will fund the Kresge Rapid […]

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Coach's salary topped chancellor's in FY99, according to IRS reporting form >

May 25th, 2000

Coach's salary topped chancellor's in FY99, according to IRS form As Pitt head football coach, Walt Harris received $289,602 in salary, $17,644 in University contributions to his employee benefit plans, and $11,142 for expenses and other allowances during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1999, according to an IRS form that Pitt filed this […]

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UPMC starts diabetes self-management program >

May 25th, 2000

Diabetes self-management program started by UPMC UPMC South Side will begin a Diabetes Self-Management Program, an initiative that will provide persons who have diabetes with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve and maintain good health and help prevent complications. The program will be offered free for the month of June; after that, there will […]

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University lists five highest paid firms >

May 25th, 2000

University lists five highest paid firms In addition to disclosing salary information, the University's IRS Form 990 lists the five firms that received the most money from Pitt during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1999. Four of those firms were paid for computer consulting. Pitt paid $1,013,651 to Pittsburgh firm Keanne, Inc. to […]

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Shooting victim sets up scholarship with proceeds from benefit >

May 25th, 2000

Shooting victim sets up scholarship with proceeds from benefit A former Pitt student has asked that some of the proceeds from a golf outing in his honor go to fund a School of Engineering scholarship. Kevin Cecil, who was shot, apparently at random, near the Pitt campus in July 1995, has asked that 25 percent […]

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