Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 35 Issue 6

How to avoid the flu and what to do if you get it >

November 7th, 2002

As soon as the weather changes and the temperatures drop, flu season is not far behind. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention estimate that 35 million-50 million Americans will come down with the flu this season. Of those, more than 20,000 will die from the flu and its complications, according to CDC […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Endowment investments fall 10.9% over two years >

November 7th, 2002

Pitt’s endowment investments fell in value by almost 11 percent over the last two fiscal years, mainly because of plunging U.S. stock prices. For the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2002, Pitt’s endowment investments declined by 5.3 percent. However, the endowment’s total value actually increased from $1.10 billion to $1.15 billion. That’s because […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Daniel named to new position >

November 7th, 2002

Jack L. Daniel has been named vice provost for undergraduate studies and dean of students, part of a restructuring in the Provost’s office that will reduce the number of vice provost positions from six to five. Daniel has been vice provost for academic affairs since 1992 and has served as interim dean of students since […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Endowment losses will not affect income distribution >

November 7th, 2002

Pitt’s endowment investment losses last year will not reduce the amount of endowment income — about $50 million — that the University administration had planned to distribute to schools this year to support academic programs, Pitt’s chief budget officer says. Each year, the University spends income equal to 4.25 percent of the endowment’s average market […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Chemical library of molecules funded >

November 7th, 2002

One of the more time-consuming tasks scientists face in discovering new pharmaceuticals and other chemicals is creating compounds prior to testing. Pitt will give researchers across the country a head start by creating a chemical library of more than 50,000 molecules through a five-year, $9.6 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Faculty members want access to Baierl Center exercise facilities >

November 7th, 2002

In June, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council that only students — not faculty and staff — would be permitted to exercise at the Petersen Events Center’s new Bill Baierl Student Recreation Center, at least during the center’s first few months of operation. But Nordenberg said Pitt employees might be allowed to use the Baierl […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Interstitial lung disease center dedicated >

November 7th, 2002

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Pitt’s School of Medicine dedicated the Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease last month. Made possible through a gift from the Simmons family, the center was established to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with interstitial lung disease, provide leadership in […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Pitt signs 2nd Sennott Square tenant >

November 7th, 2002

Pitt has signed a second tenant for the ground floor space in Sennott Square. New Balance Pittsburgh, an athletic shoes and sports apparel store, is expected to open by mid-January, according to owner Chuck Gordon. Gordon also owns Gordon’s Shoes, a Pittsburgh institution since 1885. New Balance joins Panera Bread as commercial tenants of the […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Pitt-Bradford gets grant for IT courses >

November 7th, 2002

The Verizon Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Pitt’s Bradford campus to deliver information technology (IT) courses via interactive television from the Pittsburgh campus to students and local industry employees at Bradford. The non-credit IT courses are offered by the College of General Studies’ Computer Learning Center, which provides IT skills courses to business and […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6

Pitt provides pockets of wireless access, but remains hard-wired >

November 7th, 2002

In May 2000, the University issued a comprehensive three-year information technology (IT) plan, and wireless technology barely got a mention. Although in the interim Pitt has taken some steps toward making wireless technology available, don’t expect it to take over the campus, a Pitt official says. “The IT plan said that we’d look into wireless […]

Feature,Volume 35 Issue 6