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Volume 30 Issue 13

Pitt ranks second in state in overall R&D funding for science, engineering >

March 5th, 1998

Pitt is ranked second in Pennsylvania in terms of overall federal research and development funding for science and engineering, according to a new report to Congress by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The report, released this week, shows that Pitt received 23 percent of the federal dollars allocated to R&D at […]

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Candidates for other Senate officer positions announced >

March 5th, 1998

In addition to choosing a new president, University Senate voters will elect a new vice president and secretary for 1998-99. For vice president, current Senate secretary Debora A. Rougeux, a University Library System reference archivist/cataloguer, is running against Arlene W. Caggiula, an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. […]

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Brain Awareness Week meeting planned >

March 5th, 1998

National Brain Awareness Week is being celebrated March 16-22. Pitt is kicking off the week with a town meeting on March 16 in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium, 6:30-9 p.m. Prominent local researchers will discuss the importance and relevance of clinical and basic neuroscience research being conducted in Pittsburgh. Some of the areas that will […]

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State awards University $1 million for three Link-to-Learn projects >

March 5th, 1998

The state has awarded $1 million to Pitt for its Link-to Learn projects. Link-to-Learn is Gov. Tom Ridge's initiative to help schools acquire and upgrade computers, train teachers to use technology effectively and develop a collection of community-based networks called the Pennsylvania Education Network (PEN). The program aims to ensure that Pennsylvania remains competitive in […]

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Medical informatics training positions added to program >

March 5th, 1998

Pitt's Health Sciences Library System and Center for Biomedical Informatics announce the addition of two funded training positions in health sciences librarianship and medical informatics to its medical informatics training program. The program will offer a yearlong educational opportunity to two individuals who have earned an MLS degree and who have special interests or experience […]

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Faculty agree to revive FASM, seek meeting with chancellor >

March 5th, 1998

Some 70 medical faculty members met Feb. 26 at the Graduate School of Public Health to discuss alleged ills within the School of Medicine — among them, a deterioration in shared governance, threats to the school's academic mission related to the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) centralized practice plan, and the Pitt administration's failure to […]

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Administrators discuss unified practice plan >

March 5th, 1998

Before an attentive, close-packed — and audibly skeptical — audience of some 500 medical faculty members Feb. 19, officials from Pitt and the proposed University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) centralized practice plan said academic values will be among their top priorities in negotiating a new financial relationship between the University, UPP and the UPMC Health […]

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Employees will see small hikes in vision, dental insurance plans >

March 5th, 1998

Beginning July 1, the nearly 3,100 faculty and staff members who buy vision insurance through Pitt will be asked to pay more per month for the benefit. But employees may need sharp eyes to see the difference. Monthly premium hikes in the plan will range from just 45 cents to $1.39. The monthly rate for […]

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