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Volume 38 Issue 18

Assembly approves 12-year facilities plan >

May 11th, 2006

Pitt’s proposed 12-year master facilities plan moved one step closer to final approval last week, even as details of the plan are being kept under tight wraps from the press and the general University community. Robert Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources management who is a member of the committee that wrote the […]

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Hillman Cancer Center benefit raises $8.2 million >

May 11th, 2006

At last week’s annual gala benefiting the Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh community leaders, Broadway performers and celebrities celebrated with more than 1,000 supporters, raising $8.2 million in sponsorships and contributions for patient care and cancer research. That total included $2 million from the Arnold D. Palmer Charitable Trust for a new initiative in cancer prevention; […]

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BusinessWeek ranks CBA No. 50 >

May 11th, 2006

BusinessWeek Magazine’s first ranking of undergraduate business programs has rated Pitt’s College of Business Administration No. 50 in its ranking of 61 schools. The rankings included 31 public and 30 private university programs. Compared with other public universities, Pitt’s business program came in at No. 21. The newly released rankings are based on a survey […]

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Obituary: Mark Perlman >

May 11th, 2006

Emeritus University Professor Mark Perlman, who was among his generation’s most accomplished economists, died May 3, 2006, following a short illness. He was 82. The son of famous economist Selig Perlman, the Madison, Wis., native, entered the University of Wisconsin in 1941. He interrupted his education to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War […]

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Auditor general to review Pete construction documents >

May 11th, 2006

State Auditor General Jack Wagner has asked for a preliminary review of internal documents involving the construction of the Petersen Events Center, which was overseen by the state Department of General Services (DGS). But that action is not to be misconstrued as the beginning of an investigation, according to Steve Halvonik, communications spokesperson for Wagner’s […]

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Obituary: Former sociology faculty Jerome Laulicht, Bernhardt Lieberman, Omar Khayyam Moore >

May 11th, 2006

Three former Pitt sociology professors have died in recent months. *Jerome Laulicht Associate professor emeritus Jerome Laulicht, 70, died of a cerebral hemorrhage March 3, 2006, at the Cleveland Clinic. Laulicht came to the University in 1967 as an associate professor and director of the Research Office of Sociology at Pitt. In 1969, he received […]

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Law clinic’s work changes Medicare transplant policy >

May 11th, 2006

It’s official. Three years of work by Pitt’s Health Law Clinic on behalf of a diabetic woman in need of a pancreas transplant has resulted in a Medicare policy change with nationwide impact. Pitt associate professor of law Stella Smetanka, who heads the health law clinic, has led students in a legal fight to change […]

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