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Volume 35 Issue 4

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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IA’s Carter resigns as Pitt's chief fund raiser >

October 10th, 2002

Carol Carter resigned as the University’s chief fund raiser on Tuesday. Pitt gave no reason for her resignation, which was effective immediately. It came four months after the University announced that it had exceeded its $500 million “Discover a World of Possibilities” campaign goal and that it planned to raise another half-billion dollars by June […]

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Presby wins national award >

October 10th, 2002

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has been named a 2002 Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation. It is the only hospital in the Pittsburgh area to win this award and it is the fourth year in a row that the hospital has been named to the list. The award placed UPMC Presbyterian among the […]

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Pitt seeks health insurance bids >

October 10th, 2002

Pitt is asking vendors to get creative with their bids for the University’s health insurance business. Pitt’s exclusive contract with UPMC Health Plan expires June 30, 2003. The University recently sent RFPs (requests for proposals) to the major players in western Pennsylvania’s health insurance market: UPMC Health Plan, Aetna, Health America and Highmark. Proposals are […]

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UPJ alcohol task force wins award

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October 10th, 2002

The Alcohol Task Force at Pitt’s Johnstown campus has been named a Governor’s Highway Safety Award winner. The task force, a division of the Student Affairs Committee, is comprised of UPJ staff, faculty and students. The award is in recognition of anti-alcohol abuse television commercials developed by the task force. Each of the 30-second spots […]

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Some long-term staff lose jobs in units' attempts to absorb cuts >

October 10th, 2002

At least some of the $8 million in cuts mandated from this year’s budget are being made by eliminating long-term staff, two social work staffers learned recently. In July, Pitt’s administration announced that $8 million would be trimmed University-wide from the fiscal year 2003 budget. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said at the time that some Pitt […]

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Correction >

October 10th, 2002

Correction In the recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s best colleges, Pitt’s Johnstown campus was ranked 4th in the northern region among public schools in the comprehensive colleges — bachelor’s category. An incorrect ranking was listed in the Sept. 26 University Times.

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Pitt could see more attempts by legislators to "micro-manage" >

October 10th, 2002

Last year, a Pennsylvania legislator proposed an amendment to the University’s state funding bill that would have required Pitt to reimburse the state for legal expenses incurred by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission due to actions taken by Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic. The amendment was aimed at punishing the clinic for representing groups fighting the Mon-Fayette […]

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