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Volume 34 Issue 2

Emergency blood drives >

September 13th, 2001

There has been tremendous response by blood donors to this week's tragedies, Pitt Volunteer Pool coordinator Steve Zupcic said. But he noted that the need for blood is expected to continue in the weeks and months ahead. "In light of this, we encourage all members of the University community to participate in our previously scheduled […]

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Social work gets one of largest Pitt grants ever – $20.5 million >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt's School of Social Work has received a $20.5 million grant to coordinate training for child welfare professionals throughout the state and improve services to at-risk children and families. The grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and the U.S. Administration for Children and Families will underwrite the first year of a three-year, statewide […]

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Senate group considers urging another review of UPB system >

September 13th, 2001

Is it time for another comprehensive review of the University Planning and Budgeting System? The system, now in its 10th year, is intended to involve faculty and staff in developing budgets and long-range plans for their schools (and, in some schools, large departments) through unit-level planning and budgeting committees (PBCs). The system's bylaws mandated an […]

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Middle States visit rescheduled for November >

September 13th, 2001

As part of Pitt's current accreditation review, an evaluation team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools will meet with hundreds of administrators, faculty, staff and students during its visit to the University on Nov. 12 and 13. The evaluation team, chaired by Rochester University President Thomas Jackson, has reviewed a Pitt self-study […]

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Open hearing planned for SIS dean search >

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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Pitt drops 1 place in U.S. News rankings of PhD-granting public universities >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt tied for 39th among the nation's Ph.D.-granting public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual America's best colleges issue, a drop of one spot from last year's rankings. Tied with Pitt in the 39th slot among public institutions were Clemson, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the […]

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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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