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Volume 37 Issue 22

Vote expected soon on Pitt appropriation >

July 7th, 2005

The state legislature could increase Pitt’s educational and general (E&G) appropriations by 2.5 percent to $154.15 million for fiscal year 2006, which began July 1. As the University Times went to press Wednesday afternoon, the legislature still was deliberating the commonwealth’s budget. Passage of the budget and the non-preferred appropriations (including Pitt’s) is expected soon, […]

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Semester at Sea captain dies >

July 7th, 2005

Antonios Kritikos, captain of the Semester at Sea (SAS) program’s ship, the MV Explorer, died of an apparent heart attack July 4 during the summer voyage. He was 59 and had served as captain on three prior SAS voyages. The ship made its scheduled stop at St. Petersburg, Russia, yesterday (July 6) according to SAS […]

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Endowed chair honors Nordenberg >

July 7th, 2005

Thanking Pitt’s Board of Trustees and others for keeping a $2.4 million secret, board chair Ralph J. Cappy surprised Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg by announcing an endowed University chair in Nordenberg’s name. At the June 24 trustees meeting, Cappy said that trustees, board members of the Pitt Alumni Association and other Pitt alumni and friends […]

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UCSUR names Manners award winners >

July 7th, 2005

Pitt’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has awarded the fifth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards, established in memory of the center’s assistant director who died in 2000 at age 49. The awards, according to UCSUR director Richard Schulz, are intended to “continue the trend begun by Steve Manners, which was […]

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Chancellor details decade of progress >

July 7th, 2005

In his annual state-of-the-University report to Pitt trustees, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg veered from his usual one-year progress summary to review highlights of Pitt’s accomplishments over the past decade. “The period from 1995 to 2005, at least in American history, will long be remembered for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This decade also brought […]

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Corrections >

July 7th, 2005

Corrections In the June 23 University Times, part of Provost James Maher’s description of damage done to the MV Explorer was mischaracterized. The provost said the ship suffered dramatic damage to the hull; there was a distorted section 30 feet high and 15 feet wide, he added. Also, the faculty advisory committee reviewing the Semester […]

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Pitt is 7th in NIH funds >

July 7th, 2005

According to recently released figures by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2004, Pitt ranks No. 7 nationally in NIH funding among educational institutions with affiliates, the same overall ranking as last year. Affiliates consist of a group of associated institutions in the geographical area where university faculty have appointments and direct […]

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Capital campaign tops $800 million >

July 7th, 2005

Pitt has topped the $800 million mark in its $1 billion capital campaign. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg announced the milestone at the June 24 Board of Trustees meeting, as part of his summary of the University’s accomplishments since 1995, when he was named interim chancellor (and later chancellor). The fundraising effort hopes to raise $1 […]

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Four new trustees elected to board >

July 7th, 2005

Pitt’s Board of Trustees re-elected as chair Ralph J. Cappy, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, for a one-year term. The board also elected four new members and re-elected eight members at its June 24 meeting. In addition, Cappy announced the appointment by Gov. Ed Rendell of a new commonwealth trustee. (See other Board of Trustees stories, […]

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Pitt prof promotes Strayhorn’s music >

July 7th, 2005

When Gregory Morris stopped and thought really hard — the kind of thinking a documentary filmmaker encouraged during an 8-hour interview last year — he broke down and cried remembering the days after the death of his uncle, Billy Strayhorn, the famed Pittsburgh jazz musician whose name is synonymous with Duke Ellington’s. Strayhorn, a pianist, […]

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