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Volume 29 Issue 20

Pitt to invest in technology transfer projects based on faculty research >

June 12th, 1997

Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the board's investment committee has approved the borrowing by the University of up to $5 million to help support technology transfer projects based on the research of Pitt faculty. According to the loan resolution, passed June 9, projects for which the money will be used are designed to […]

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Symposium celebrates national designation of Parkinson's center >

June 12th, 1997

In 1817, British physician James Parkinson published a paper describing what he called "the shaking palsy" and what later became known as Parkinson's disease — a slow-developing but irreversible degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. In the early 1960s, researchers finally identified the fundamental defect behind the […]

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Alzheimer's & Parkinson's: A link? >

June 12th, 1997

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disor- der that progressively robs people of control over their movements. In the majority of cases, it doesn't affect thinking or memory. Alzheimer's disease is likewise a progressive neurological disorder. But normally it takes away its victims' memories and thinking powers without impairing their motor skills. And yet… "It turns […]

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Bradford campus names VP for Business >

June 12th, 1997

Linda Hendy, executive director of auxiliary operations at Utah State University, has been named vice president of Business Affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). She will assume her post July 10. At UPB, Hendy will be responsible for managing the bookstore, food services, housing, student center financial operations, the University Inn, and UPB's licensing and […]

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FY98 budget being sent to board this week; no specifics disclosed >

June 12th, 1997

Administrators refused to reveal details of the proposed fiscal year 1997-98 Pitt budget the University is mailing (or, in some cases, hand-delivering) this week to trustees. But Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said Monday that the budget's proposed salary and tuition numbers would "likely be close to what the UPBC [University Planning and Budgeting Committee] has recommended": […]

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UPT physical therapy assistant program accredited >

June 12th, 1997

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hasgranted accreditation to the physical therapist assistant (PTA) program at Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT). APTA ccreditation is required before a school's graduates can sit for the state licensing examination. UPT admitted its first PTA class in 1995 and recently graduated […]

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