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Volume 35 Issue 10

English tapped for national study of doctorate >

January 23rd, 2003

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced this month that Pitt’s English department is one of six English departments nationwide selected to participate in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID). CID, a multi-year research and policy project aimed at improving doctoral education at American universities, selected 32 partner departments nationwide in chemistry, […]

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Pins & needles >

January 23rd, 2003

Can acupuncture help relieve common menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients and survivors? When Susan M. Cohen joined Pitt’s nursing faculty last fall, she came with the belief — as well as with scientific evidence from recent clinical trials to back it up — that acupuncture could relieve the bothersome discomfort associated with menopause. Cohen, […]

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Minority health center gets $6 million grant >

January 23rd, 2003

The Center for Minority Health in the Graduate School of Public Health at Pitt received a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The grant will establish a center of excellence designed to support community partnerships, outreach, research and training needed to eliminate racial and […]

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Same sex benefits case back in court >

January 23rd, 2003

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attacking the constitutionality of a 1999 law that exempts Pennsylvania’s state-related universities (including Pitt) and state-owned schools from municipal ordinances requiring them to provide health benefits. In a brief filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court earlier this month, Pitt lawyers had cited the state act, among other […]

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Pitt sets up nanoscience center >

January 23rd, 2003

From building microscopic scaffolds for cells to grow into tissue to creating entire computers on a microchip, the promise of nanotechnology has engrossed much of the scientific community worldwide. Pitt has launched a research institute to coordinate and develop nanoscale technology. Provost James V. Maher introduced the Institute of NanoScience and Engineering last month during […]

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Pitt campaign hits $550 million >

January 23rd, 2003

Pitt’s ongoing fundraising campaign, the largest in the University’s history, reached another milestone by topping $550 million in donations and pledges, officials announced this week. The announcement of the $550 million milestone includes a commitment from the Giant Eagle Foundation for a donation of $1.4 million, the 100th gift of $1 million or more during […]

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OBITUARY: Henry Theodore Bahnson >

January 23rd, 2003

Henry T. Bahnson, professor of surgery and retired chairman of the surgery department at Pitt’s School of Medicine, died at his home in Fox Chapel Jan. 10, 2003, following complications from a stroke he suffered two weeks earlier. He was 82. Bahnson was professor of surgery and department chairman at the medical school between 1963 […]

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Some employees join challenge to chancellor >

January 23rd, 2003

Pitt employees have joined students in pledging money to the “Chancellor Challenge,” a protest/fundraiser to benefit the Pitt Program Council’s Endowed Book Fund — but only if Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg donates at least 14 percent of his new $390,000 salary to that fund. Pitt’s Institutional Advancement office announced this week that Nordenberg and Provost […]

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OBITUARY: Lawrence J. Lunardini Jr. >

January 23rd, 2003

Lawrence J. Lunardini Jr., who worked for more than three decades in Pitt budget, finance and other administrative offices, died Jan. 10, 2003, from complications related to emphysema. He was 74. Lunardini earned a business degree at Pitt and began work here as an accountant in the late 1950s. He held progressively higher-ranking positions and […]

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Nordenberg donated at least $100,000 to Pitt >

January 23rd, 2003

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Provost James V. Maher each recently committed $50,000 to Pitt’s capital campaign, raising their total campaign contributions to at least $100,000 each, the University’s Office of Institutional Advancement revealed this week. Each man’s $50,000 contribution “will be used in ways that directly benefit Pitt students, principally through scholarships,” wrote Interim […]

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