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Volume 31 Issue 19

CLAS receives $200,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

CLAS receives $200,000 grant The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) a two-year, $200,000 general support grant. According to CLAS director Billie R. DeWalt, the grant will enhance the long-term strength and stability of the 35-year-old center and its programs; help to attract the brightest students and […]

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Pitt, Port Authority optimistic that free-ride plan will continue >

May 27th, 1999

Pitt, Port Authority optimistic that free-ride plan will continue Both Port Authority Transit and University officials are optimistic that Pitt I.D. holders will continue to ride buses and light-rail vehicles free of charge throughout Allegheny County, despite published reports to the contrary. But Pitt's annual fee may rise from the current $1.5 million to as […]

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Pitt's School of Nursing initiates recognition program >

May 27th, 1999

Pitt's School of Nursing initiates recognition program Pitt's School of Nursing is sponsoring a first Cameos of Caring awards gala on Oct. 28 as a way of honoring local nurses for excellence in nursing care. One nurse from each of 22 southwestern Pennsylvania hospitals will be honored for acting as a role model for the […]

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Salaries of Pitt officers, highest paid faculty reported >

May 27th, 1999

Salaries of Pitt officers, highest paid faculty reported Pitt's five highest paid professors during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1998, were again from the School of Medicine, according to an IRS form that the University filed this month. The professors were: Robert B. Herberman, professor of medicine/pathology and associate vice chancellor for Health […]

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Injury control center gets grants >

May 27th, 1999

Injury control center gets grants Researchers from UPMC Health System's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) have received two grants, one to initiate a study and the other to continue an ongoing program. A $185,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund an 18-month study of injuries and violence against pregnant women. […]

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Nov. 24 is deadline in UPJ suit >

May 27th, 1999

Attorneys for Pitt and for Johnstown campus Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis have begun preparing their cases in a sex and race discrimination lawsuit that Hollis filed against UPJ and its president. At a conference on Monday, U.S. District Judge D. Brooks Smith gave the two sides until Nov. 24 to prepare their cases. Hollis […]

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UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room >

May 27th, 1999

UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room The future of the standard operating room is here, as surgeons at the UPMC Health System have begun integrating the Hermes Control System into their regular routine. Hermes, a system that operates on voice and hand-held touch screen commands, expands the use of voice control technology in […]

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Nordenberg to be profiled by PCN >

May 27th, 1999

Nordenberg to be profiled by PCN Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will be the subject of an hour-long profile on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). The program, part of PCN's "Profiles" series about prominent Pennsylvanians, will debut May 30 at 10 p.m. It will repeat May 31 at 10 a.m. and at various times over the next […]

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AIDS prevention plan goes on-line >

May 27th, 1999

AIDS prevention plan goes on-line The Pennsylvania Prevention Project at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has put the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Community HIV Prevention Plan on the Internet at its award-winning web site, http://www.stophiv.com. Developed by a 40-member committee from across the state, the plan provides guidelines people must follow when using state and […]

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Chancellor, other Pitt staff, faculty serve on disability task force >

May 27th, 1999

Chancellor, other Pitt staff, faculty serve on disability task force Members of the University community are participating in a regional effort to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Named Disability Agenda 2000, the group consists of leaders and citizens throughout Allegheny County, divided into 14 subgroups, or sectors, covering a broad spectrum […]

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