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Volume 33 Issue 19

News & Information director takes La Roche job >

May 31st, 2001

Ken Service, Pitt director of news and information, has been named to the newly created job of vice president for institutional relations at La Roche College, effective July 1. He will direct La Roche's communications, marketing, public affairs, development, and government and community relations programs. Service, who has served on the college's board of trustees […]

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UPT to offer first 4-year degree this fall >

May 31st, 2001

The Titusville campus will offer the first four-year degree program in UPT's 38-year history. Students will be able to earn a bachelor's degree in business beginning this fall. According to Melanie Anderson, UPT assistant professor of business and director of continuing education, the four-year business degree program is a cooperative effort between Pitt's Bradford campus […]

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Pitt has agreement to use Norton AntiVirus software >

May 31st, 2001

Pitt has entered a one-year licensing agreement with Symantec Corporation for the Norton AntiVirus software, according to the University's technology web site [www.pitt.edu/technology.html]. The University previously contracted with McAfee.com Corp. The new agreement will allow the University to continue to distribute antivirus software to members of its community without charging a fee. Software covered by […]

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Pitt will study health benefits for same-sex partners of employees; suit against University is on hold >

May 31st, 2001

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has appointed a 12-member committee to consider whether the University should extend health benefits to partners of gay and lesbian faculty and staff. According to a May 29 Pitt announcement, "The group will report its findings and recommendations to the chancellor at the conclusion of the study." No further details were available. […]

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NASA device used for remote volcano monitoring >

May 31st, 2001

The first images generated by NASA's Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) show that the instrument is an ideal tool for remote volcanic monitoring, according to Pitt researcher Michael Ramsey. Ramsey, director of Pitt's Image Visualization and Infrared Spectroscopy laboratory and an associate professor of geology and planetary science, is part of a […]

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Events that led to formation of committee >

May 31st, 2001

Last week, Pitt and the American Civil Lib- erties Union announced an agreement where-by a special committee will consider whether the University should extend health benefits to employees' same-sex partners. The group will report its findings and recommendations to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. Meanwhile, Pitt and the ACLU have suspended litigation in the case. The following […]

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PNC Foundation grant supports innovative cancer research >

May 31st, 2001

Innovative research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) will be supported through a grant from the PNC Foundation. The PNC Foundation Innovation Award consists of a $150,000 grant to be divided over three years and awarded to individual investigators or teams of investigators at UPCI, said Mia Hallett, vice president and manager of […]

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