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Volume 31 Issue 12

3 UPCI physicians listed among top women's cancer specialists >

February 18th, 1999

Three University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center (UPCI) doctors are listed among the country's top 100 women's cancer specialists by Good Housekeeping magazine in its March 1999 issue. Robert Keenan, associate professor of surgery, division of cadiothoracic surgery, director of the lung transplantation program and head of UPMC's emphysema surgery team; Chandra Belani, associate professor of […]

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STEVE PEDERSON >

February 18th, 1999

ONE ON ONE: STEVE PEDERSON With the University in the largest expansion phase in its history, Pitt's AD faces some difficult decisions. Steve Pederson was named Pitt's 10th athletics director Oct. 28, 1996, after serving for two years as the associate athletics director at the University of Nebraska. At Nebraska, Pederson oversaw one of the […]

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Starzl named one of millennium's 1,000 most important people >

February 18th, 1999

A University of Pittsburgh faculty member is among the 1,000 most important people of the millennium, according to a new book. Organ transplantation pioneer Thomas E. Starzl — professor of surgery and director of a Pitt transplantation institute named after him — was ranked No. 213 by the authors of "1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking […]

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Minority graduation rates just 1 factor in planning process here, provost says >

February 18th, 1999

Minority students' graduation rates and grade point averages are among the factors that Pitt considers in its annual planning and budgeting process — but they're ju st some of the factors, Provost James Maher emphasized recently. And while schools with plans deemed inadequate by the Provost's office stand to lose as much as 5 percent […]

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Starzl named one of millennium's 1,000 most important people >

February 18th, 1999

A University of Pittsburgh faculty member is among the 1,000 most important people of the millennium, according to a new book. Organ transplantation pioneer Thomas E. Starzl — professor of surgery and director of a Pitt transplantation institute named after him — was ranked No. 213 by the authors of "1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking […]

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Pitt, UPJ custodians resume talks >

February 18th, 1999

Talks between University negotiators and union officials representing Johnstown campus service workers resumed Feb. 4 after a six-week hiatus. But both sides reported continued frustration at the lack of progress. The 52 Johnstown service workers are members of Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO. They have been working on a series of […]

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Dedication >

February 18th, 1999

An off-campus wing of the University's Office of Child Development (OCD) was dedicated at an open house Feb. 10. OCD-East, located at the Penn Plaza Apartments in East Liberty, houses the office's training center and family and community service projects such as Early Head Start, Partnerships for Family Support and Family Service Systems Reform. Pictured […]

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Maurice Falk Fund endows chair in honor of outgoing president >

February 18th, 1999

The Maurice Falk Medical Fund has donated $1.5 million to endow the Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice in Pitt's School of Social Work and Graduate School of Pub lic Health. In announcing the grant, Sigo Falk, chairman of the Falk Medical Fund Board, said that the fund was intended to "honor […]

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