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Volume 35 Issue 23

University’s appropriation delayed until lawmakers resolve state’s revenue picture >

July 24th, 2003

Pennsylvania legislators aren’t likely to approve a fiscal year 2003-04 appropriation bill for Pitt, and forward it to the governor’s desk, until they have resolved the overall revenue problem for the state. And that includes answering the thorny question of whether to legalize slot machines. “I think the earliest [that Pitt’s appropriation bill will be […]

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Building engineers voice concerns about new assignment system >

July 24th, 2003

Pitt’s building engineers, critical of a recently implemented system that radically changes their work assignments, have gone public with their concerns. The 31 engineers, speaking through a group of a half-dozen representatives, said that both safety and efficiency are reduced under the new system implemented March 10 by Pitt’s Office of Facilities Management. That system […]

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Scaife Survivors: Long-term service results in long-term friendship >

July 24th, 2003

They call themselves “The Scaife Survivors”: 15 current Pitt staff employees and three former staffers who boast of a whopping 490 years of combined service to the University. At one time or another, each Survivor has worked in the medical school’s Department of Medicine, most of which is housed in Scaife Hall — hence, the […]

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AP journalist describes difficulties of war coverage >

July 24th, 2003

“If I were going to give anyone advice on being a journalist, it would be that the most important thing is to realize how much you don’t know,” said Associated Press editor and reporter Ted Anthony in a lecture here Monday. Prior to Sept. 11, 2001, Anthony confessed, he knew “virtually nothing” about the Muslim […]

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NIH awards $1.5 million training grant to McGowan Institute >

July 24th, 2003

This week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a grant of more than $1.5 million to Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine to establish a training program for bioengineers that is the first of its kind at an academic medical center. The Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) program targets students pursuing […]

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UCIS gets grant to study minorities’ participation in international education >

July 24th, 2003

Pitt’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has received funding for the first year of a two-year national study, “The Institutional Context of Underrepresented Minorities in International Education: Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities.” The $107,891 grant is from the U.S. Department of Education under the International Research and Studies Program of Title VI of the […]

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UPMC places high in national ranking >

July 24th, 2003

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been placed on U.S. News & World Report magazine’s America’s Best Hospitals 2003 Honor Roll as one of the “best of the best” hospitals in the United States. UPMC hospitals placed 15th out of 6,003 eligible hospitals in the United States. UPMC […]

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