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Volume 34 Issue 1

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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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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UPJ gets $50,000 contribution >

August 30th, 2001

The Johnstown campus last week announced a gift of $50,000 from AmeriServ Financial, the largest independently owned bank headquartered in the Johnstown region. The gift, part of UPJ's $8 million capital campaign, will partially endow a scholarship and provide an annual education award. To date, the Johnstown campus has raised $6.6 million toward its goal. […]

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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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CGS unveils new program for older students >

August 30th, 2001

Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS) recently unveiled its Third Age Learning Community, an expanded program for people age 55 and older. The program incorporates the former College Over Sixty program as well as additional educational opportunities for this age group. Why the name change? "We were looking for a term other than 'senior' or […]

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Wesley Posvar, 15th chancellor of University, dies >

August 30th, 2001

Wesley Wentz Posvar, who served as Pitt's chancellor for nearly 24 years beginning in 1967, died July 27, 2001, of a heart attack. He was 75. In addition to being Pitt's 15th chancellor, Posvar was a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force, a Rhodes scholar and a seasoned combat pilot. He is credited with […]

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Health Sciences schools collaborate to offer MS, certificate in clinical research >

August 30th, 2001

In two years, 31 health care professionals are expected to add another degree to go along with their M.D.s, Ph.D.s and Pharm.D.s — a master of science or a certificate in clinical research from Pitt. The program, a collaboration among the schools of the Health Sciences, will teach a diverse group of individuals including doctors, […]

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