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Volume 38 Issue 22

Engineering profs put students to real-world test >

July 6th, 2006

VANDERGRIFT — Like many of western Pennsylvania’s steel towns, this tiny community (population 5,400) is seeking to reinvent itself. Unlike most, it has turned to sustainable design and green construction principles as its hope for the future. And, Pitt engineering professors and their students are part of the plan. The School of Engineering and its […]

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Free sessions on hearing health care offered >

July 6th, 2006

UPMC’s Department of Audiology is offering free hearing health care educational sessions. Each session consists of three classes at Eye and Ear Institute, 203 Lothrop St. Summer sessions are 5-8 p.m. July 13, and 12:30-3 p.m. Aug. 10. Participants may attend one, two or all three classes during each session: • “Understanding Your Hearing Loss.” […]

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Campaign goal upped to $2 billion >

July 6th, 2006

With high expectations of reaching its $1 billion fundraising campaign goal months ahead of schedule, Pitt is celebrating — by doubling it. Pitt’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution June 23 establishing a new goal of $2 billion, making Pitt’s one of only 14 university capital campaigns nationally that have raised or are trying to […]

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Obituary: Eugene S. Wiener >

July 6th, 2006

Eugene S. Wiener, professor of pediatric surgery at the School of Medicine and executive vice president and chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, died unexpectedly at his home in Squirrel Hill June 29, 2006. He was 66. Wiener had a long-standing interest in the management of children with cancer. His involvement included serving […]

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Appropriation hiked 4.7 percent >

July 6th, 2006

Pitt’s state appropriation for fiscal year 2007 will be more than $164.6 million, a 4.7 percent increase over last year. Adding in the four former health science line items now funded under the Department of Welfare budget, Pitt will receive nearly $183 million in state funding, making FY07 the first time the appropriation has surpassed […]

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Federal action spells relief for UCIS centers >

July 6th, 2006

Four University Center for International Studies (UCIS) programs have been re-designated for four years as National Resource Centers (NRCs) in their respective world areas by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. UCIS learned this week that its NRC Title VI funding will total more than $4 million over […]

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Sbragia named 1st Nordenberg chair >

July 6th, 2006

Alberta Sbragia, professor of political science and director of Pitt’s Center for Western European Studies and of the European Union Center of Excellence here, has been named the inaugural holder of the Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Chair. Nordenberg announced the appointment June 23. Sbragia joined Pitt’s faculty in 1974, the same year she received […]

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