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Volume 35 Issue 14

PNC chairman discusses corporate ethics >

March 20th, 2003

According to James E. Rohr, his company, PNC Financial Services Group, has no ethical or corporate accountability problems. Unlike some corporations that focus only on shareholders’ profits, PNC’s “core mission” is to serve four interwoven constituencies: shareholders, customers, employees and the community, Rohr said, a goal that helps ensure accountability checks and balances. “If you […]

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DRAMATIC improvement >

March 20th, 2003

Pitt will re-open its newly restored Charity Randall Theatre, formerly known as the Foster Auditorium in the Stephen Foster Memorial, with festivities April 4 and 5. The $2 million reconstruction and upgrade of the auditorium is the first since the historic building (original construction cost: $550,000) opened in 1937 to honor composer and Pittsburgh native […]

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Publications win district awards >

March 20th, 2003

Publications produced by Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs won 11 District II CASE Accolades Awards, the largest number won by any university this year. Two regional campus publications also won district awards. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is the professional organization for advancement professionals who work […]

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No decision yet on health care options >

March 20th, 2003

The rates that staff and faculty will have to pay for Pitt health insurance after June 30 still have not been set, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Ronald W. Frisch said yesterday. “There are some things we’re asking the vendors for that we don’t have acceptance on yet. There are some things that the vendors […]

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Drue Heinz Literature Prize awarded >

March 20th, 2003

West Coast author Suzanne Greenberg has won the 2003 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which honors collections of short stories. Greenberg’s manuscript, “Speed-Walk and Other Stories,” was selected from nearly 300 entries and will be published this fall by the University of Pittsburgh Press, which administers the award. Greenberg, associate professor of English at California State […]

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Speakers discuss Rx for health insurance ills >

March 20th, 2003

If history is any guide, eventually the U.S. stock market will bounce back and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s coffers will be more flush than they are today, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg observed at the beginning of yesterday’s University Senate plenary session on University health benefits. “But there is no such encouraging pattern when it comes […]

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Office of Child Development relocates >

March 20th, 2003

Pitt’s Office of Child Development (OCD) — for the first time in 15 years — has all its components under one roof. OCD’s new location is at Lexington Technology Park, 400 N. Lexington Ave., Point Breeze. OCD is a public-private, regional resource and management facility that contributes to the welfare of children, youth and families […]

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Changes made in Pitt's endowment allocation >

March 20th, 2003

Pitt’s endowment increased in value by 4.3 percent during fall 2002, the last quarter for which numbers have been tabulated. But even with the fourth-quarter upsurge, the endowment’s value fell by 8.43 percent during calendar year 2002, to $1.07 billion. That was down from a market value of $1.15 billion as of last June 30, […]

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UPMC wins 2 awards >

March 20th, 2003

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has received two achievement awards from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to protect patients, hospital staff and the general community against bioterrorism. The HAP achievement awards program recognizes health care professionals who have developed innovative, adaptable projects that enhance patient satisfaction and […]

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