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Volume 33 Issue 1

Neurodegenerative disease institute gets Scaife grant >

August 31st, 2000

Trustees of the Scaife Family Foundation and the Scaife Charitable Foundation have donated $10.8 million to support the construction of facilities for the University's planned Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and to continue a related seed grant program supporting research activities prior to the construction. The leadership grant, among the largest foundation grants ever […]

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Pitt's faculty recruits for 2000-2001 include established stars, promising junior professors >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt's full-time faculty, some 3,200 members strong, includes 350-plus new faces this academic year. In his July 26 University Update, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg lauded what he called a recent series of "remarkable recruitment successes, which have included established academics attracted to the opportunities available at Pitt, as well as talented individuals accepting their first faculty […]

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University Times moves to Public Affairs >

August 31st, 2000

The University Times has been moved administratively to the Office of Public Affairs. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg notified the University Times editor of the move, which was effective Aug. 1. Robert Hill, executive director for Public Affairs, will serve as publisher of the newspaper. The University Times advisory board, which has been dormant for several years, […]

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HUD gives Pitt grant for work in neighborhoods >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt will receive a $399,702 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve neighborhoods near campus. The three-year grant, announced Tuesday, is one of 16 first-time grants awarded nationwide through HUD's Community Outreach Partnership Centers program. The grants are aimed at helping colleges and universities to "harness their physical and […]

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Scholarship established at Bradford >

August 31st, 2000

A new scholarship at the Bradford campus will benefit students from Allegany, Olean and Portville, N.Y. The Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laskey Memorial Scholarship has been established by Louis and Rose Marie DiSorbo of Allegany in honor of Rose Marie's parents. "My parents always believed in the youth of the area," said DiSorbo. "They strongly […]

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University representatives tell legislators reasons for schools' financial struggles >

August 31st, 2000

Officials from Pennsylvania's public universities told state representatives recently that their schools are barely keeping pace with costs — despite prospering endowments, hundreds of millions of dollars annually in research grants and private gifts, and recent tuition increases at nearly double the inflation rate. One reason the universities are struggling financially is that the share […]

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SIS program gets AT&T gift >

August 31st, 2000

The telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) recently received a $100,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said, "The success of our telecommunications program would not be possible without the support of industry partners like AT&T." "Pittsburgh is a vital market for AT&T Wireless Services, and we are committed to […]

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Changes mark CGS dean's first year >

August 31st, 2000

It's been just a year since a new dean took over the College of General Studies (CGS), but already the college is feeling the effects. Applications and enrollment are up. New programs are in place, including a certificate program in Information Systems Design, a collaboration with the Bidwell Training Center, Inc. vocational training organization, and […]

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Health Sciences produces web calendar >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt sponsors a bewildering variety of Health Sciences lectures, seminars, grand rounds and other public events. How can anyone keep track of them all? The most comprehensive electronic source is the Health Sciences Web calendar (www.health.pitt.edu/webcalendar). The continually updated Web site posts detailed information on events sponsored by Pitt's six Health Sciences schools as well […]

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