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Volume 33 Issue 9

Measures taken to alleviate Pitt computer networking problems >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's computer network problems have been countered significantly in recent weeks, including improving the stability and efficiency of a popular instructional software program, according to an official in the Provost's office. Plagued by network disruptions and system failures throughout the fall term, the administration ordered an analysis of network use and engaged a three-pronged strategy […]

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Computer science dept. receives $100,000 gift to fund equipment >

January 11th, 2001

A Pitt alumna has given the first gift to the University that will endow equipment in the planned Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC). Deborah Jeanne Gillotti has pledged $100,000 to the Department of Computer Science, which will be housed in the new academic building. Scheduled to open in 2002, MPAC will be a six-story facility on […]

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ONE ON ONE with Stephen Thomas: Public health professor sees progress toward eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities >

January 11th, 2001

Gazing from a window at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) at the hospitals and Health Sciences schools that dominate the Oakland skyline, Stephen B. Thomas observes: "In those buildings are some of the world's leading health researchers. And yet, in neighborhoods that are almost literally in the shadows of those buildings, people are […]

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Children's book drive slated Jan. 15-Feb. 9 >

January 11th, 2001

The Pitt Volunteer Pool, in conjunction with Jumpstart Pittsburgh and the Greater Pittsburgh Alliance of Black School Educators, is collecting children's books to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The drive will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 9. Jumpstart Pittsburgh is an AmeriCorps literacy program that pairs Pitt student volunteers with inner-city […]

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GSPH gets grant to study racial, ethnic differences in adult health service use >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt has received a $1.27 million federal grant to study racial and ethnic differences in health status and the use of health services among adults. The grant is one of nine awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to address ethnic and racial health disparities. […]

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Gift funds GSPIA 2-year pilot program in ethics >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has received a $75,000 gift from LaVonne and Glen Johnson to fund a two-year pilot program on ethics and accountability in public and nonprofit organizations. The gift is the first step by the Johnsons to establish a trust for GSPIA that will permanently support a program […]

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GSPH to study differences between chronically ill elderly blacks, whites >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has received a $1.85 million federal grant to study differences in health and self-care among chronically ill elderly blacks and whites in western Pennsylvania, and the effects of these differences. The study will compare long-term changes in self-care behaviors of African-Americans and Caucasians, aged 65 and older, who […]

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UPMC Health Plan representative available on-campus by appointment >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt employees who are subscribers to the UPMC Health Plan can consult with a health plan representative by appointment the third Thursday or Friday of each month. A health plan customer service representative will be available in Craig Hall, second floor, to field questions from UPMC Health Plan participants. The by-appointment-only schedule replaces the walk-in […]

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Trustees approve FY01 salaries for Pitt's senior administrators >

January 11th, 2001

Doing away with bonuses for Pitt senior officers, the Board of Trustees compensation committee on Dec. 7 raised Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg's salary to $325,000 this year. Trustees also approved, at Nordenberg's recommendation, raises for seven other Pitt officers. See list on this page. The new salaries are retroactive to July 1, the beginning of […]

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