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Volume 29 Issue 20

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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Hart re-elected SAC president >

June 12th, 1997

In a surprise move, Staff Association Council (SAC) at its meeting yesterday, June 11, re-elected Brian Hart to a third term as its president. Hart was selected over Rich Colwell, SAC's vice president for steering, in a secret ballot. It was the first such ballot for SAC in about five years, according to several members. […]

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UPG administrator helps to revive the story of his war-torn Italian hometown >

June 12th, 1997

The first house to go was that of the miller, Vincenzo Martinelli. As the villagers watched from the opposite side of the Aventino River, the house shook for the briefest of instants, and then disappeared in a deafening roar of dust and smoke. Vincenzo, a prisoner of war in some distant land, did not witness […]

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Group hopes to finalize faculty early retirement proposal June 13 >

June 12th, 1997

The ad hoc committee that has been working since January on a new early retirement plan for tenured faculty hopes to finalize its proposal at a meeting tomorrow, June 13. If that happens, committee members said, they will forward the plan to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg ASAP. Nordenberg told Senate Council on Monday that he will […]

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Center focuses on global change's health effects >

June 12th, 1997

Researchers estimate that the Earth's mean temperature will rise anywhere from 1.8 to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 50-100 years. Although those figures may not seem like very much, such a change is enough to upset ecosystems balances and potentially affect the health of humans, according to H. Gregg Claycamp, associate professor of environmental […]

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Health Sciences senior VC will also serve as medical school dean >

June 12th, 1997

Pitt's next senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences will also be dean of the School of Medicine. Chancellor Mark Norden-berg announced his decision to combine the jobs in his June 6 Campus Update letter to the University community. "This organizational model is one that has been effectively employed at other institutions and should add […]

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