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Volume 35 Issue 20

NIH rankings for Pitt Health Sciences schools >

June 12th, 2003

The recently released National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding figures for fiscal year 2002 show Pitt at No. 8 nationally, with 801 total awards for more than $308 million. (Johns Hopkins University is No. 1, with 1,204 NIH awards totaling $510 million.) Of Pitt’s amount, 93 percent is funding for the Schools of the Health […]

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Colwell elected SAC president >

June 12th, 2003

Staff Association Council (SAC) elected new officers yesterday. Rich Colwell, who was serving as vice president for steering, was elected president. The new vice president for steering is Carol Neuner, co-chair of the salary and job classification committee, and the new treasurer is Carol Hodgkiss, chair of the benefits committee. Elections committee chair Elizabeth Homonai […]

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Chancellor’s affirmative action award announced >

June 12th, 2003

In nominating Paula K. Davis for the 2003 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award, third-year medical student Leon McCrea called the School of Medicine’s assistant dean for student affairs and minority programs “an adviser, mentor, friend and confidante” to minority students. “Dean Davis has created a space within the hallowed halls of the medical school where it […]

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Pitt plans to look at options for blocking “spam” >

June 12th, 2003

Sick of checking your e-mail, only to find dozens of messages offering special deals on Viagra, refinancing your mortgage and kicking your cigarette addiction? If unwanted e-mail — “spam” — is clogging your in-box, you’re not alone. E-mail is becoming an endangered mode of communication, some computer system managers say, because users increasingly can’t be […]

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East meets West in Bradford professor’s art >

June 12th, 2003

The dichotomy of Eastern and Western views on ethics and life seems forever a gulf unbridged. But for Pitt-Bradford assistant professor Kong Ho, the two divergent cultures merge in his life, and, hence, in his artwork. “For years, like many other artists of my generation, I have been content to refer to myself as a […]

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Web portal service available >

June 12th, 2003

Computing Services and Systems Development announced that the University’s web portal service for faculty and staff, my.pitt.edu, is now available to permit employees to customize their viewings of Pitt’s various web sites and services as well as commonly used Internet-based services, such as Google. My.pitt.edu has been available for students since August. Faculty, staff and […]

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