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Volume 31 Issue 1

UPJ's Saylor fund continues to grow >

September 3rd, 1998

The fourth annual Paul H. Saylor Memorial Golf Tournament, held Aug. 17 at the Somerset Country Club, raised more than $21,000 for scholarships at the Johnstown campus. The money will provide financial aid for students in engineering technology. This year's contributions brought the overall total of the fund to more than $131,000, making the Saylor […]

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GSPH turns 50 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt faculty, staff, administrators and students celebrated the Graduate School of Public Health's golden anniversary Sept. 1 with a party on the school's lawn and the unveiling of a commemorative banner. The event kicks off a year-long celebration to honor individuals who excelled in and changed the face of public health, as well as to […]

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Mattison to resign as GSPH dean, accepts March of Dimes post >

September 3rd, 1998

Donald R. Mattison, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), will leave Pitt Dec. 1 to become medical director of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He will work at the foundation's national office in White Plains, N.Y. "We were delighted to be able to get Don," said Dick Freeman, chairperson of […]

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Pitt open house Sept. 12 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt will hold an open house on Saturday, Sept. 12, for anyone interested in hearing about its 10-year building plan. The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons Room, Cathedral of Learning. Representatives from Housing, Athletics, Facilities Management, Parking and Transportation, Public Safety and Community Relations will participate. […]

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Pitt, UPMC announce new agreement >

September 3rd, 1998

UPMC Health System has pledged more than $1 billion to the University over the next 10 years, about the same amount UPMC provided to Pitt during the last decade. The UPMC money will support Pitt clinical programs and will include "substantial" discretionary funds for promising areas of Health Sciences education and research, Pitt and UPMC […]

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Ballots distributed to faculty on proposed Senate changes >

September 3rd, 1998

University Senate members have until Sept. 22 to vote on a proposal to ensure that each Pitt school, campus and library system is directly represented on the two main Senate groups: Faculty Assembly and Senate Council. Currently, Assembly and Council members are elected from four academic areas — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the […]

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John David Crawford >

September 3rd, 1998

John David Crawford, 44, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, died Aug. 23, 1998, at UPMC Montefiore of Burkitt's Lymphoma, a form of lymph cancer. Crawford was an internationally recognized researcher in theoretical physics, specializing in plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. Colleagues described him as an outstanding teacher and popular lecturer […]

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Nursing ranks 8th in research grants >

September 3rd, 1998

With research grants and fellowships totaling more than $2 million, the School of Nursing ranks eighth in the number of research grants received from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The school placed ninth in overall NIH funding among nursing schools across the United States for fiscal year […]

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Mattie B. Addis >

September 3rd, 1998

Retired associate professor of social work Mattie B. Addis died Aug. 16, 1998, of complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure. She was 75. Addis graduated summa cum laude from Kentucky State College in 1944, earning a bachelor's degree in sociology and history. She completed her master's in social administration at Case Western Reserve in […]

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