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Volume 35 Issue 1

U.S. News recognizes UPMC >

August 29th, 2002

For the fourth consecutive year, UPMC Health System has been placed on U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals 2002 Honor Roll as one of the "Best of the Best" hospitals in the United States. UPMC Health System hospitals placed 16th out of 1,978 eligible hospitals in the United States. UPMC Presbyterian placed in […]

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Professors join regional faculties >

August 29th, 2002

Following are members of the new crop of full-time faculty at Pitt's four regional campuses, based on information provided by each campus. Bradford The Bradford campus has hired three new full-time permanent faculty as assistant professors: Marius G. Buliga, mathematics; Gregory L. Page, psychology, and Becky M. Seefeldt, nursing. Buliga comes from the math department […]

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Pharmacy gets substance abuse grant >

August 29th, 2002

The School of Pharmacy has received a three-year grant totaling $400,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol programs to address alcohol and substance abuse by young people between the ages of 12 and 25 and the community at large. In 2000, the Pennsylvania Department of Health estimated that the number […]

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Gay adoption ruling = tuition benefits for employees' dependents >

August 29th, 2002

Thanks to the state Supreme Court, some gay and lesbian Pitt employees now have an additional fringe benefit: Tuition remission for their dependent children. The court ruled last week that gays and lesbians in Pennsylvania may adopt the children of their partners. If such a child is a dependent of a qualified Pitt employee and […]

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Bradford scholarships established >

August 29th, 2002

Several new scholarships have been established recently at Pitt's Bradford campus. * Members of the Bradford campus Staff Association have donated $5,000 to establish the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association Scholarship. The Staff Association, which is comprised of 117 full- and part-time employees, created the scholarship to benefit students who have a financial need. Pitt-Bradford Staff Association […]

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ON THE RIVER >

August 29th, 2002

Before moving to Pittsburgh from Portland, Ore., this summer, Amy Evans could hardly have been described as a fire-breathing promoter of dragon boating, a 2,000-year-old sport that originated in China. She had paddled in Portland for just one season — four years ago — on the 40-foot-long, canoe-like boats, which feature fierce-looking dragon heads on […]

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Service center gets new identity >

August 29th, 2002

The service center in the Litchfield Towers Lobby has a new identity. Panther Central is now the name for the facility where faculty, staff and students get their photo I.D.s and where students can go with issues pertaining to housing and dining services. The service center was first established a year ago to provide a […]

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Origin of dragon boats >

August 29th, 2002

Dragon boat racing is a Chinese tradition that commemorates Qu Yuan — poet, scholar, diplomat and adviser to the King of Chu during China's turbulent Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). Threatened by Qu Yuan's policies of rooting out corruption and forging an alliance with the neighboring state of Qi, his enemies embarked on a devious […]

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OBITUARY: Rob Clifton >

August 29th, 2002

As a committed Christian and a scholar whose interests included quantum theory and the philosophy of physics, Rob Clifton was fascinated by the interface between science and faith. "He was a fan of C.S. Lewis and liked to examine how the scientific greats — Newton, Einstein — regarded faith," said his wife, Marilyn. "He also […]

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Budget is main concern in year ahead, Senate leaders say >

August 29th, 2002

What's the hot issue on the University Senate's agenda for the new academic year? To paraphrase a campaign mantra from the Clinton years: It's the budget, stupid. "The budget is going to be a huge issue again this year," said Senate President James Cassing. "Money is tight, state funding is down, tuition is way up, […]

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