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Volume 34 Issue 1

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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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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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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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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Athletics offers tickets on-line >

August 30th, 2001

The athletics department has established an on-line service center that allows purchase of single-game football tickets for the six home games scheduled this fall at Heinz Field. The on-line center is accessible at www. pittsburghpanthers.com. Plans for the web site include options for renewing season tickets and for purchasing single-game tickets for the upcoming men's […]

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