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Volume 33 Issue 8

Public Affairs staff win PR awards >

December 7th, 2000

Work by staff members in Pitt's Office of Public Affairs has garnered six awards from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Entries in the annual competition are judged by other PRSA chapters on a 100-point scale. Considered are creativity, research, planning, execution and results. Awards traditionally presented are Renaissance Awards, for […]

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Compensation committee to meet >

December 7th, 2000

Pitt trustees are expected to approve pay raises today for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and seven other University officers. The trustees' compensation committee, which is authorized to approve the compensation (salaries plus benefits) of top Pitt officials, is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. The meeting, at 159 Cathedral of Learning, is open to the public. […]

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Photo collection donated to UPB >

December 7th, 2000

Pitt's Bradford campus has received a large collection of photographs and negatives taken by the late photographer W. Forres Stewart, who spent much of his life photographing Bradford and its residents. Stewart's son, Ron, presented the collection in memory of his father, who died in Bradford last year. The gift represents the bulk of W. […]

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Regional campuses launch capital campaigns >

December 7th, 2000

Pitt's four regional campuses are hold- ing capital campaigns as part of the general University effort kicked off in October. Pitt is hoping to raise $500 million by July 2003 to support its academic mission, research programs and facilities needs. Funds raised by the regionals will be counted as part of the University's campaign, but […]

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OBITUARY: Katherine Ann Smith >

December 7th, 2000

Long-time Provost's office employee Katherine A. Smith died Dec. 2, 2000, at her home in Wilkinsburg after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 62. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Dec. 7, at the Spriggs-Watson funeral home, 720 North Lang Ave., Point Breeze. Smith came to Pitt in 1981 and served […]

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University to commission study of outdoor space on campus >

December 7th, 2000

Pitt will commission a study of its exterior space utilization, a University Senate committee was told this week. According to Ana Guzman, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, Pitt expects to hire Michael Yahres, a planning consultant from Virginia, to formulate a master plan for outdoor space utilization on its 132-acre Oakland campus. The University […]

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Search launched for dean of nursing >

December 7th, 2000

Pitt has launched its search for a new School of Nursing dean. The search committee met for the first time on Nov. 22. It plans to submit the names of finalists for the dean's job to Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences, by the end of the spring term. Levine has said […]

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ONE ON ONE with Janine Wedel: GSPIA scholar reveals how misguided U.S. economic aid hurt post-communist Russia >

December 7th, 2000

"Only a few years ago, American policymakers were confidently predicting that a regimen of privatization and market reform would in due course transform Russia into a stable and prosperous democracy," Janine R. Wedel wrote in the spring issue of The National Interest. As "Bill and Boris" hugged and mugged for the cameras, a cozy new […]

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Levine says medical faculty were told about new research incentive plan >

December 7th, 2000

The dean of Pitt's School of Medicine has denied an allegation that faculty weren't given the chance to comment on a new, school-wide plan to financially reward researchers who attract external grants. Arthur S. Levine, who is senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences in addition to being medical dean, told Senate Council on Dec. 4 […]

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GSPH researchers collaborating with counterparts on Tobago >

December 7th, 2000

Researchers at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) are working with their counterparts in the Caribbean island of Tobago to study and treat prostate cancer there. They also are searching for the genetic variable that protects West African descendants from osteoporosis, teaching public health workers about AIDS education programs, and studying domestic violence, alcohol […]

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