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Volume 34 Issue 1

Dunbar-Jacob named dean of nursing school >

August 30th, 2001

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, a faculty member here for 17 years and founding director of Pitt's Center for Nursing Research, has been appointed dean of the School of Nursing. She succeeds Dean Ellen Rudy and Interim Dean Lynda Davidson. "Dr. Dunbar-Jacob's accomplishments as an educator, researcher, and leader along with her record of service to the nursing […]

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Pitt plans events to honor K. Leroy Irvis >

August 30th, 2001

The life and times of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House K. Leroy Irvis will be celebrated on the Pittsburgh campus Sept. 13 and 14. All events are free and open to the public. Irvis, Pitt emeritus trustee, is the first African American to hold the position of Speaker of the House in any state […]

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Budget policies urges 5% hike in next year's faculty salary pool >

August 30th, 2001

As Pitt prepares its state appropriation request for the next fiscal year, a University Senate committee is again calling on the administration to close the gap between professors' salaries here and the average faculty pay among Pitt's fellow members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In an Aug. 28 letter to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, […]

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UPMC wins "wired" honors >

August 30th, 2001

UPMC Health System has again been named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the United States by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. UPMC has been recognized each of the three years the magazine has been sponsoring the awards. The designation is based on a […]

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Dykstra to leave post in Commonwealth Relations >

August 30th, 2001

Ann M. Dykstra, Pitt director of Com monwealth Relations for seven years, will leave at the end of September to become an administrator at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. She will be executive assistant to Dickinson's president and secretary of the college. "I'll be more focused on higher education administration than I am in my […]

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Parking office has courtesy stickers >

August 30th, 2001

Courtesy parking stickers for registered Pitt carpool and vanpool participants now are being issued at the University's Parking Office, 204 Bracken-ridge Hall. For more information, call 4-4034.

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Some Day of Caring projects still in need of Pitt volunteers >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt staff and faculty volunteers again will be lending a hand in the community for the 11th annual Day of Caring Sept. 21. More than 500 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected to work in surrounding neighborhoods and at local and regional agencies as part of this year's Pitt-United Way campaign. In […]

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Pitt's faculty recruits: New faces on campus >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt's full-time faculty includes 434 new faces this academic year, most of them in the medical school. Associate Chancellor Vijai Singh, who reviews Pitt faculty letters of appointment for the chancellor, said: "We've recruited some outstanding people, not just in the School of Medicine but throughout the University. These include very accomplished senior people, most […]

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University Press: Like its counterparts, it's awash in a sea of change >

August 30th, 2001

Looking out on Forbes Avenue from her new office on the 5th floor of the Eureka Building, Cynthia Miller says, "It's wonderful to have windows!" Miller, director of the University of Pittsburgh Press, and her staff of 15 moved into the 5th floor suite last month from windowless offices across the street. However, when looking […]

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Seed money available from new Pitt program stressing global issues >

August 30th, 2001

A new Pitt program will award seed money grants of $25,000 to support international research conferences and workshops here on global issues. The Global Academic Partnership (GAP) program is designed to strengthen interdisciplinary research and foster development of new courses here on global themes such as international security and conflict resolution, while encouraging scholarly ties […]

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