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Volume 34 Issue 11

Medical school gets grant to study wheelchair users >

February 7th, 2002

The medical school's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has received a five-year, $1.75 million grant to study upper limb pain in wheelchair users who have suffered spinal cord injuries. The grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research will fund the first multi-site study of its kind. It will research the causes […]

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President makes a Pitt stop >

February 7th, 2002

President George W. Bush barnstormed into town Tuesday, toured several UPMC Health System laboratories, reiterated his pledge to focus on homeland security, praised the region's efforts in guarding against and preparing for bioterrorist attacks and nicknamed Pittsburgh "Knowledge Town." The local visit included a 20-minute address to an invitation-only crowd at the Masonic Temple, where […]

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Governor recommends 5% cut for Pitt >

February 7th, 2002

Gov. Mark Schweiker has proposed cutting the state subsidies of Pitt and its fellow state-related universities — Penn State, Temple and Lincoln — by 5 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Pitt's appropriation would fall to $169.5 million, down from the $178.5 million budgeted for the current fiscal year and the $177.4 […]

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Action on environmental law clinic criticized, defended >

February 7th, 2002

A week after a University Senate committee issued a report concluding that Pitt's administration infringed on the academic freedom of the law school's Environmental Law Clinic, senior administrators on Feb. 4 defended their actions in the clinic controversy. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Provost James Maher disputed "both the factual presentation and the conclusion" of the […]

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Chancellor announces outstanding teachers, researchers >

February 7th, 2002

Winners of the 2002 chancellor's awards for distinguished teaching and research were announced by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg at Senate Council this week. Names of the winners of the chancellor's award for public service were not available as the University Times went to press. Teaching award recipients are: Donald Goldstein, Graduate School of Public and International […]

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Report on domestic partner benefits expected by end of term >

February 7th, 2002

The committee studying whether Pitt should extend health benefits to employees' domestic partners won't issue any interim reports prior to giving its final findings and recommendations to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. Faculty Assembly had approved a resolution last month, requesting an interim report from the committee by Feb. 26, the scheduled date of the next Assembly […]

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ONE ON ONE: Stephen Russo >

February 7th, 2002

In a sports-mad region famous for Hall of Fame quarterbacks, pro teams with state-of-the-art athletics facilities and nationally ranked college teams, a new development to the sports scene has emerged: the role of the sport psychologist, who helps athletes cope with the stress and pressure of competition. Stephen A. Russo directs the recently created sport […]

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University okays employee-paid long-term care insurance

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February 7th, 2002

Pitt will offer staff and faculty a new, optional benefit beginning in July: group long-term care insurance. The employee-paid plan will cover costs of institutional and in-home assistance such as nursing care for participating employees, typically in old age. Pitt's Human Resources office plans to hold an open enrollment for the long-term care plan this […]

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Examining the role of Student Affairs in students' education >

February 7th, 2002

In January 1997, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg moved the Office of Student Affairs administratively from the chancellor's office to the Office of the Provost. In announcing the change, the chancellor wrote, "Few units are more critical to our educational mission than the Office of Student Affairs…. Most of our overall educational goals can be achieved only […]

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