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Volume 29 Issue 17

Four UCIS program redesignated as national resource centers >

May 1st, 1997

Four programs in Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) have been redesignated as National Resource Centers (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs, which have held the NRC designation for 25 years, include the Asian Studies Program, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and […]

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Tissue engineering research funds available >

May 1st, 1997

The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has research funding available for product-driven research in the field of tissue engineering. Funding is available in amounts up to $50,000 for one-year projects. The application deadline is May 15. Applications are available by contacting PTEI at 383-9703, fax 383-9710 or e-mail at ptei@nauticom.net. PTEI is a strategy to […]

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UPG search down to 3 >

May 1st, 1997

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Greensburg campus has narrowed the list of candidates to three unranked finalists whose names will be presented to Provost James Maher on May 13. According to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search, the names will not be released until they have been […]

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Pitt works out deal with WTAE for commercials >

May 1st, 1997

If you're a WTAE-TV Action News watcher, you've probably seen the recent series of commercials showcasing Pitt's contributions to the community. If you're the budget-conscious type, you may have wondered: So how much is this costing the University? The answer seems to be: not a whole lot, or at least not as much as it […]

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Committee examining relationship between Pitt, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System >

May 1st, 1997

If you can offer insights into the relationship between Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS), a new University Senate committee wants to talk with you — confidentially, if you'd prefer. The committee is studying whether the University's academic mission is compatible with the business goals of UPMCS, which is a separate […]

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City still has no timetable for Bigelow block construction >

May 1st, 1997

It has been almost two months since the compromise between the city and Pitt over Bigelow Boulevard was struck, but a timetable for construction still has not been set. Instead of closing Bigelow between Forbes and Fifth avenues, as the University had wanted, the compromise calls for the street to be narrowed from 60 to […]

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Pitt, UPMCD, UPMCS: Keeping it all straight is difficult >

May 1st, 1997

The relationships between Pitt, its University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division (UPMCD) and the separate corporation called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) are so complex that even Pitt's Board of Trustees was fuzzy about them. So last year, the board's health sciences committee undertook a special project to trace the histories of […]

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