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Volume 34 Issue 2

Pharmacology prof is driving force behind Indian performing arts center >

September 13th, 2001

Since coming to Pitt in 1962, Balwant N. Dixit has risen from the rank of research fellow to full professor of pharmacology. He has served as a department chairperson, associate dean and (from 1976 to 1978) acting dean of the School of Pharmacy. But among lovers of classical Indian music and dance, Dixit is best […]

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Major renovation underway for Pitt theatre's main stage >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt theatre arts chairperson Attilio "Buck" Favorini beams when he describes it. "This is a dream I've had for 30 years," he says, referring to the major restoration of the department's mainstage and lobby area in Stephen Foster Memorial. The $2 million project — the most ambitious in the theatre's 64-year history — is expected […]

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Dickson Prize in Medicine awarded >

September 13th, 2001

Robert G. Roeder, a pioneer in the discovery and characterization of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of gene transcription, received the 2001 Dickson Prize in Medicine yesterday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with his presentation, "Regulation of Transcription in Human Cells: Complexities and Challenges." Roeder's lecture was part of Science2001 — A Research Odyssey, the Sept. 12-14 […]

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OBITUARY: Michael Francis Jiménez >

September 13th, 2001

Michael Francis Jimenéz, assistant professor of history here since 1993, died Sept. 1, 2001, of kidney cancer. He was 53. Widely known for his interpretations of 19th- and 20th-century Colombian history, Jimenéz also published numerous essays on the history of Latin America. His major work, "Struggles on an Interior Shore," will be published posthumously by […]

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Posvar memorial set for Sept. 24 >

September 13th, 2001

A memorial service for Wesley Wentz Posvar, who served as Pitt's chancellor for nearly 24 years, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in Heinz Chapel. A reception in Posvar Hall's 1st floor galleria will follow. Posvar, who retired from his post in 1991, died July 27 of a heart attack. He was […]

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SAC plans flea market fund-raiser >

September 13th, 2001

Provost James V. Maher has asked the committee searching for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) to recommend finalists to him by March 1. Pitt's administration hopes to have a new dean in place by July 1 to succeed Toni Carbo, who announced last spring that she was planning to resign […]

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"Smart card" to contain health records >

September 13th, 2001

A small plastic card with an embedded microchip — dubbed the Healthcare Passport — is being introduced to some 300 UPMC Health Plan members. The so-called smart card is capable of processing information and storing numerous pages of a patient's vital health and demographic information that will enable better care, quicker retrieval of medical information […]

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