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Volume 30 Issue 3

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is now UPMC Health System >

September 25th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System has a new name: UPMC Health System. The system's board of directors approved the change Sept. 18. The new name will be used as an umbrella term to refer to the system's network of hospitals as well as its growing number of subsidiaries, including physician practices, insurance products, […]

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Nondiscrimination policy statement >

September 25th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability or […]

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Officials looking at how Pitt, UPMC Health System will relate >

September 25th, 1997

Officials from Pitt, the UPMC Health System and the soon-to-be-unified faculty practice plan of the School of Medicine are gathering information for use in restructuring the way the three organizations do business with one another, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council Sept. 15. But contrary to a report at this month's Faculty Assembly meeting, there […]

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Chancellor regrets UPBC wasn't informed about new scoreboard >

September 25th, 1997

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg offered a qualified apology last week for failing to consult with — or even inform — the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) before the University bought the new video replay board at Pitt Stadium. University Senate leaders and faculty who serve on UPBC haven't questioned the business advantages of the $1,055,000 […]

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Margaret Mary "Peg" Corbett >

September 25th, 1997

Margaret Mary "Peg" Corbett, secretary in the Department of Library and Information Science, died suddenly Sept. 14, 1997, while on vacation in Nags Head, N.C. Corbett, 54, had served as secretary to the department chairperson and to the doctoral program since 1990. Except for a stint at Honeywell, Inc. from 1981 to 1986, Corbett spent […]

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Bio sciences professor wins Packard fellowship >

September 25th, 1997

Jeff Lawrence, assistant professor in biological sciences, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Given by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (David is co-founder of computer giant Hewlett-Packard) the fellowship provides $100,000 per year for five years. The fellowship is given to young researchers who have shown unusual creativity. Lawrence is […]

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Francis Sargent Cheever >

September 25th, 1997

Former Pitt Health Sciences senior administrator Francis Sargent Cheever, 88, died of pneumonia on Sept. 19, 1997, in his home in Westwood, Mass. Cheever served as medical school dean from 1958 to 1969, as vice chancellor, Schools of the Health Professions, 1967 – 1974; president of the University Health Center, 1970 – 1974, and professor […]

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Greensburg campus schedules fall festival >

September 25th, 1997

Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) and the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will sponsor a fall festival Oct. 4 and 5. The festival will start on Oct. 4 with a sit-down dinner and performance of the melodrama "The Drunkard" at 7 p.m. in the Chambers Hall Dining Room. The cost is $12. Oct. 5 events include a classic […]

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Barbara Deskins >

September 25th, 1997

Barbara Deskins, a retired associate professor in Pitt's Department of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, died Sept. 9, 1997, of liver cancer. She was 67 years old. During her tenure at Pitt, Deskins developed undergraduate courses in food science, social and cultural determinants of food behavior and nutrition in the life cycle. On the graduate and […]

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Pitt's Day of Caring 1997 >

September 25th, 1997

More than 300 Pitt faculty and staff took part in this year's United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 10, according to Day of Caring coordinator Steve Zupcic. In the belief that Pitt benefits when its neighbors prosper, the focus of this year's event was on areas adjacent to the University. Volunteers worked on projects […]

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