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Volume 35 Issue 4

A glimpse into the past: Prof writes psychology dept. history >

October 10th, 2002

Academic departments are like living organisms, evolving according to the personalities that inhabit them as well as internal and external circumstances, a Pitt professor emeritus says. “This is particularly true for the Department of Psychology,” according to Merle J. Moskowitz. Following his retirement from teaching and administration, Moskowitz has been writing the last of four […]

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UPMC alters Oakland plans but construction of Pitt biomedical science tower moving ahead >

October 10th, 2002

In June 2001, UPMC Health System and Pitt announced a seven-year, $600 million Oakland medical campus renewal project with much fanfare. The plans included construction of three major new facilities, two by UPMC and one by Pitt. UPMC’s plans have been altered radically as the result of an August deal to purchase St. Francis Hospital […]

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Upon request, Pitt will forward e-mail of faculty who die, resign >

October 10th, 2002

When faculty members die, resign or otherwise leave Pitt, the University normally terminates their Pitt e-mail accounts within two weeks. But if account owners (or surviving family members and colleagues) request an extension, e-mail may continue to be forwarded for up to one year from the account of a terminated faculty member. Such an extension […]

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LRDC to co-manage NSF project >

October 10th, 2002

The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) will co-manage a five-year, $35 million National Science Foundation-funded project to reform math and science education nationwide. Pitt will join with the University of Wisconsin to form Systemwide Change for All Learners and Educators (SCALE). The partnership includes four urban school districts serving approximately 900,000 students — Los […]

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Hillman Cancer Center opens >

October 10th, 2002

During its first 17 years in the war against cancer, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has conducted gene therapy trials, discovered protein markers for human prostate, bladder and colon cancers, and developed and clinically tested the first synthetic peptide vaccine against advanced cancers, among many other achievements. Prior to a news conference yesterday […]

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WPIC schedules programs on depression >

October 10th, 2002

UPMC Health System’s Depression Prevention Program will present a special program on National Depression Screening Day today, Oct. 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m. “Depression: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know,” debuts as the first in a series of health information presentations on depression in the Gillespie Room of the Carnegie Library in Oakland. Presenters will […]

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