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Volume 35 Issue 9

Engineering gets diversity funds >

January 9th, 2003

A $50,000 gift to Pitt’s School of Engineering will underwrite scholarships and create a fund to develop diversity programs within the school. Robert Agbede, president and CEO of Advanced Technology Systems Inc., made the donation. Agbede earned a B.S. and M.S. in mining engineering from Pitt in 1979 and 1981, respectively. The gift will be […]

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Social work dean Davis to head University’s new center on race >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt has established a new center to address “America’s defining social problem” — race relations. The new Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), an interdisciplinary center housed in the School of Social Work, provides “an extraordinary opportunity to do good,” according to Social Work Dean Larry E. Davis, the center’s director. The center is […]

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Seminars set for participants in 2003 marathon >

January 9th, 2003

To help runners prepare for the 2003 UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon on May 4, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., is presenting UPMC Sports Medicine’s annual free marathon training seminar series. All seminars will be 10 a.m.-noon in the LHAS Auditorium at UPMC Montefiore. A final preparations seminar will be held on May 3, […]

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Pitt gets brain injury grants of $3.9 million >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt has received two grants totaling $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will support research aimed at developing and testing the latest innovations in rehabilitation technology and discovering more effective pharmaceutical treatments for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). These grants make Pitt the leader in TBI research and rehabilitation in […]

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Obituary — Corrinne M. Barnes >

January 9th, 2003

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 31 in Heinz Chapel for Corinne M. Barnes, professor emeritus of pediatric nursing at the School of Nursing, who died on Nov. 19, 2002. She was 74. Barnes received her bachelor’s in nursing education from Pitt in 1960, a master’s in nursing care of children […]

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The cost of health care: How much and who pays? >

January 9th, 2003

Three health care industry experts agree that the cost of health care in the United States is “out of control.” Contributing factors to an overall increase of 13.7 percent in health care premiums nationally between 2001 and 2002 alone include more than 40 million uninsured Americans, the growing cost of medical research and high-tech health […]

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Obituary — Willard William Korth >

January 9th, 2003

Willard W. Korth, emeritus associate professor in the School of Education, died Dec. 12, 2002, of renal failure due to diabetes. He was 74. A native of Pierce, Nebraska, Korth came to Pitt in 1970 as associate professor of science education and associate director of Pitt’s earth science program. In addition to his teaching duties […]

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