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Volume 38 Issue 22

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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State-wide articulation agreement okayed >

July 6th, 2006

The perennial question, “Will these credits transfer?” may soon become obsolete for college students in Pennsylvania. The state legislature has approved a plan to establish a universal credit equivalency system to make it easier for students to transfer credits for core courses between institutions of higher education within Pennsylvania and to alleviate the expense and […]

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No decision on use for University Club >

July 6th, 2006

The fate of the University Club is still up in the air. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said June 23 that Pitt continues to evaluate uses for the University Club, the 82-year-old, eight-story building at 123 University Place that Pitt purchased in May 2005 for $3.1 million. That purchase included one-acre of property with a 50-space parking […]

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Cappy re-elected chair of trustees >

July 6th, 2006

Board of Trustees chair Ralph J. Cappy and vice chair Suzanne W. Broadhurst were re-elected to one-year terms in their respective positions during the board’s June 23 meeting. Cappy is chief justice of Pennsylvania; Broadhurst is director of corporate giving for Eat ‘n Park Hospitality Group. Elected as the board’s other vice chair was Robert […]

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Taking a look at race, crime & communities:

Why are there racial differences in convictions? >

July 6th, 2006

What accounts for the racial imbalance in the number of arrests and convictions in the U.S. criminal justice system? What do recent trends in crime rates say about the effectiveness of incarceration as a deterrent to serious crime? What do those trends predict for the near future? Two prominent local researchers weighed in on these […]

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