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Volume 35 Issue 20

OBITUARY: Carol Ann Hoffmann >

June 12th, 2003

Carol Ann Hoffmann, associate curator of the Ford E. and Harriet R. Curtis Theatre Collection in Hillman Library, died June 4, 2003, following a brief illness. She was 53. Hoffmann had been employed at Pitt since 1996, when she was appointed administrative assistant to the then-chair of the Department of Library and Information Science, Edie […]

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Mayor defends tax proposals >

June 12th, 2003

Pittsburgh’s universities and hospitals are vital “economic engines” helping to power the local economy — but they’re not paying their fair share of taxes for city services, Mayor Tom Murphy told a skeptical audience of about 50 Pitt professors, staff and administrators at the June 3 Faculty Assembly meeting. “It is clear that the University […]

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OBITUARY: Nancy O’Brien-Bleil >

June 12th, 2003

Nancy O’Brien-Bleil, manager of advanced training and user services in the Office of Institutional Advancement, died suddenly May 31, 2003, of an apparent heart attack. She was 61. “What people are commenting most about was how optimistic and positive Nancy always was,” said her supervisor, Margaret A. Duronio, associate vice chancellor for advancement services. Duronio […]

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Faculty win Mott Prize >

June 12th, 2003

Pitt faculty members Yuan Chang and Patrick S. Moore have been awarded the Charles S. Mott Prize, bestowed annually by the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation (GMCRF) for the most recent outstanding contribution to the cause or prevention of cancer. The husband-and-wife team is from the School of Medicine where Chang is professor of pathology […]

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ONE ON ONE: GSPH Dean Bernard Goldstein >

June 12th, 2003

Statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveal that in the last two years Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has more than tripled its rate of increase (40.9 percent) in NIH funding over the other top public health schools. For FY2002, NIH research grant funding totaled $44 million, as compared to $38.32 […]

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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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