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Volume 35 Issue 19

On-line admissions here increase dramatically >

May 29th, 2003

The number of on-line applications to both Arts and Sciences (A&S) graduate programs and Pitt undergraduate programs is skyrocketing, reflecting the national trend away from paper applications. But because graduate applicants tend to be independent adults while undergraduate hopefuls usually need guidance from their families, electronic applications elicit different feelings among admissions specialists here. Associate […]

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BST3 construction closes Fifth Avenue lane >

May 29th, 2003

This week, Oakland traffic and transportation changes on and around Fifth Avenue commenced, as workers started staging and construction of Pitt’s Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3) at a site between Darragh and Lothrop streets. The north lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed from west of the entrance to Children’s Hospital — starting at the […]

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Education major endorsed >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt’s movement science major, housed in the School of Education, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) endorsement as part of the ACSM University Connection Endorsement Program. The movement science curriculum covers the knowledge, skills and abilities expected of an ACSM health and fitness instructor. It also meets the standards of the National […]

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Art a constant in doctor’s life >

May 29th, 2003

A recent School of Medicine’s 60-year reunion doubled as an informal art show for Class of 1943-B’s Ralph Kniseley, whose 45 donated paintings adorn the halls and conference rooms of Falk Library of the Health Sciences in Scaife Hall. The May 16 reunion reception at Falk Library marked the first time the Oak Ridge, Tenn., […]

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Medicine’s Class of ‘43 trade war stories >

May 29th, 2003

Reunions are for scattered classmates to gather and, as the expression goes, “swap old war stories.” For the recent 60-year reunion of the Pitt School of Medicine’s Class of 1943, this was not just a cliché. Macy Levine, for example, recalled waiting anxiously aboard a ship just prior to the atomic blasts on Hiroshima and […]

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“Revenue-producing” sports actually do >

May 29th, 2003

For the first time in years, Pitt can remove the quotation marks from around the words “revenue-producing” when describing its football and men’s basketball programs. The two teams generated more money than they cost the University during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2002, according to an in-house study required by the NCAA. By […]

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5 highest paid Pitt employees all med school profs >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt’s five highest-paid employees last year were all School of Medicine professors. They included: • James D. Luketich, an associate professor in the surgery department — $1,167,917 in salary and $20,572 in employer contributions to benefit plans. • L. Dade Lunsford, professor and chairperson of neurological surgery — $823,731 in salary and $24,460 in contributions […]

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