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Volume 37 Issue 15

Senate plenary explores better doctor-patient relationships >

March 31st, 2005

The days of Marcus Welby, M.D., TV’s medical icon of the 1960s and ’70s, are gone forever. “Back in the ‘old days,’ we as patients could go in to see our physician and talk about our activities, chat about what our grandchildren were doing, cover other areas of our family life,” said the keynote speaker […]

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Obituary: Rebecca Frances “Penna” Drew Taylor >

March 31st, 2005

Former long-time associate dean of student affairs at Pitt’s School of Medicine Rebecca Frances Drew Taylor died of pneumonia March 22, 2005, at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville. She was 87 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Taylor, a Pittsburgh native who used the name Dr. Frances Drew for most of her […]

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GSPH celebrates 50 years >

March 31st, 2005

By the end of World War II, Pittsburgh was a booming industrial city deserving of its nickname, “steel capital of the world.” The city also deserved its moniker as “the smoky city,” which in the 1940s was more a source of pride than concern. Older Pittsburghers remember that the street lights in Downtown were kept […]

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Voter registration deadline >

March 31st, 2005

April 18 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for voter registration for the Pennsylvania primary. The primary election will be held May 17. Eligible voters not registered, whose legal name or address has changed, or who want to change their party affiliation must submit a voter registration form to the Board of Elections in the […]

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SHRS turns 35 >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s youngest Health Sciences school is a baby no more, as this academic year marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). Established by then-Chancellor Wesley Posvar on Jan. 1, 1969, the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) as it was originally known, was launched with the […]

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Senate announces election candidates >

March 31st, 2005

This year’s candidate slates for Faculty Assembly and for membership on the University Senate’s 15 standing committees are set. Newly elected members to Faculty Assembly serve the first year of their three-year terms on the Assembly; during their second and third years, they serve on both the faculty-only Assembly and on Senate Council, which includes […]

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Pitt will reimburse internationals’ fee >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt now will reimburse students and researchers from foreign countries who have to pay a new $100 federal fee to work or study here. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee was instituted Sept. 1, 2004, to pay for the increased costs of maintaining information on international students and exchange visitors. SEVIS was […]

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