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Volume 32 Issue 20

UPG cookbook sales benefit scholarships >

June 8th, 2000

UPG cookbook sales benefit scholarships From hearty tortellini soup to salsa meatballs, from crab supper pie to low-fat chocolate banana cake, more than 125 recipes from members of the Greensburg campus community have been compiled in a new cookbook. Published by the Greensburg campus Staff Association, the UPG Community Cookbook offers 80-plus pages on preparing […]

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Cancer center pavilion to honor physician >

June 8th, 2000

Cancer center pavilion to honor physician The Shadyside Hospital Foundation of UPMC Shadyside has given $5 million to the Hillman Cancer Center to help develop the William M. Cooper, M.D., Ambulatory Pavilion. The pavilion will be located at the Hillman Cancer Center, slated to open in 2002, and will be a "one-stop shop" for centralized […]

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Equipment donated to SIS >

June 8th, 2000

Equipment donated to SIS Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) recently received a Frame Relay switch donated by North Pittsburgh Telephone Company (NPT). Frame Relay is a digital technology that sends data over a telephone network in packets or clusters. It is widely used by businesses for transmitting information at speeds up to 1.544 megabits […]

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Assembly says committee should look at same-sex health benefits >

June 8th, 2000

Assembly says committee should look at same-sex health benefits Previous resolutions by faculty and student governance groups have not persuaded Pitt's administration to offer health benefits to employees' same-sex partners. But Faculty Assembly is giving it one more try by asking Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and the Board of Trustees to create "a joint committee of […]

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Web site launched for alumni >

June 8th, 2000

Alumni Relations launches web site to serve Pitt grads Pitt graduates can now access the web site, Alumni Online Community, a service of the Office of Alumni Relations. The site features an alumni online directory, career center, marketplace, personal home pages and chat rooms. The service, free to all Pitt degree-holders, provides a virtual campus […]

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BPC wants 5.2% hike in faculty salary pool >

June 8th, 2000

BPC wants 5.2% hike in faculty salary pool The University Senate budget policies committee (BPC) has recommended a 5.2 percent increase in the pool of money for faculty salaries for the fiscal year that begins July 1. That may be an unrealistically high percentage, Pitt's chief financial officer told BPC at a recent meeting. "A […]

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Corrections >

June 8th, 2000

Corrections * The Center for Molecular and Materials Simulation is a joint venture of the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The May 25 University Times incorrectly reported that the center was a single-school project. The efforts to create the labs associated with the center were headed by Kenneth Jordan, […]

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Area studies programs retain national designation >

June 8th, 2000

Pitt area studies programs retain education department designation The U.S. Department of Education has designated four Pitt area studies programs as National Resource Centers (NRCs) for another three years. The redesignation carries with it an award of approximately $3.5 million for the Asian Studies Program, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Russian […]

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