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Volume 30 Issue 15

Sophomore wins prestigious Putnam math competition >

April 2nd, 1998

Pitt sophomore Ovidiu Savin outscored more than 2,500 mathematics undergraduates from more than 400 colleges and universities in North America to achieve the highest official ranking in the 58th William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition held in December. The Putnam competition, which began in 1938, is the most prestigious undergraduate mathematics event of its kind. Savin […]

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Pitt, UPMC, practice plans agree to pay $17 million to settle charges of overbilling for Medicaire, Medicaid >

April 2nd, 1998

Pitt, the UPMC Health System and the 18 clinical practice plans affiliated with the University's School of Medicine have agreed to pay $17 million to the federal and state governments to settle charges that Pitt physicians overbilled Medicare and Medicaid between 1990 and 1996. The physicians' Medicare/Medicaid billings during those years totaled approximately $250 million. […]

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Pitt team heading to College Bowl nationals >

April 2nd, 1998

Pitt's College Bowl Team has won the regional championships and will compete for the national title April 17-19 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Pitt beat George Washington University, Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown in the regional championships. The Pitt team includes captain Eric Stein-hauser, a freshman chemical engineering/philosophy major; Niladri Das, a freshman majoring […]

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It's a match! >

April 2nd, 1998

It's an annual tradition — Match Day, the suspenseful, exhilarating day when medical school grads learn where they will do their first-year residencies. The process begins with students visiting hospitals for interviews, then listing the institutions where they would prefer to work. Hospitals, in turn, rank the students. A national residency matching program takes the […]

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Pitt police plan two more mini-stations >

April 2nd, 1998

Campus police hope to open a temporary mini-station in Sutherland Hall to help head off an upsurge in upper campus crime related to construction of the University's convocation center, Pitt Police Chief Deborah Furka said at yesterday's Staff Assembly. "We know it's going to become increasingly active because of the construction that's going to be […]

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Seating capacities, other complaints about Pitt classrooms being reviewed >

April 2nd, 1998

A sign outside 218 Cathedral of Learning says the classroom can hold 30 people. But students and instructors say the room can comfortably fit only 25. The discrepancy lies with the fact that the signs are based on City fire code occupancy limits, which themselves are based on square footage and not on human comfort […]

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Elizabeth Saffer >

April 2nd, 1998

Elizabeth Saffer, who worked at Pitt with cancer researcher Bernard Fisher from 1954 until 1992 and was a major contributor here in clinical studies and research on breast cancer, died March 11, 1998, of a stroke. She was 82 and a lifelong Pittsburgher. Saffer won academic distinction at Peabody High School and majored in chemistry […]

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