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Volume 34 Issue 13

Chancellor won't speculate about pay hikes for next year >

March 7th, 2002

Following last week's legislative hearings in Harrisburg, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg wouldn't speculate about Pitt salary increases for this summer. But he told the University Times: "We recognize that the progress of the University is tied to the talent and the hard work of the people at Pitt, and we will do everything that we can […]

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UPT signs pact with LECOM >

March 7th, 2002

Officials of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy and Pitt's Titusville (UPT) campus have established an affiliation giving qualified UPT students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in five years. UPT President Michael A. Worman said,"This agreement assures students that, if they perform well academically, they will be […]

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Long-term care plan available >

March 7th, 2002

While long- and short-term disability plans compensate employees for lost pay, they don't cover costs of nursing home or in-home care — which average $46,000 and $12,000 per year, respectively, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. Nearly half of Americans receiving long-term care are under the age of 65, researchers have found. Beginning […]

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UCIS names winners of 1st GAP grants >

March 7th, 2002

The first group of grants from the Global Academic Partnership (GAP) has been announced by Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS). GAP was launched last fall to strengthen interdisciplinary research on, and curriculum development in, global themes at Pitt while enhancing the University's international scholarly ties and raising its international profile. The partnership provides […]

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Pitt capital campaign has raised $472 million of $500 million goal >

March 7th, 2002

As of Jan. 31, Pitt's capital campaign had raised $472 million in gifts and pledges toward its $500 million goal, the University's chief fundraiser said last week. The campaign, midway through its fifth year, continues through June 30, 2003. Of the $472 million raised by the end of January, 40 percent was from foundations, 32 […]

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March 12 forum to focus on Fort Pitt bridge project >

March 7th, 2002

Pitt's Parking, Transportation and Services is sponsoring an information forum on the impact of the upcoming Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel construction project. The session will be held March 12, noon – 1 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Officials from PennDOT and the Port Authority will field questions on the project. PennDOT […]

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ADMISSIONS CRUNCH: It's that time of year when Admissions staff have the tough job of selecting the last few hundred students for the fall freshman class. >

March 7th, 2002

Each weekday afternoon at this time of year, a staff member from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid gathers up a stack of violet-colored folders and takes them to 226 Alumni Hall. That is the meeting place of Pitt's Marginal Admissions Review Committee (MARC) and the folders contain application materials from students judged by […]

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Technology to replace bar codes available, prof says >

March 7th, 2002

The technology that eventually will replace bar codes as product identifiers is available today, according to Marlin Mickle, Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor in Pitt's School of Engineering. Richard E. Billo, a former Pitt professor now at Oregon State University, and Mickle demonstrated the technology in summer 2000 using commercially available radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, […]

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ADMISSIONS CRUNCH: Who gets in, who gets referred: Some case studies >

March 7th, 2002

ACCEPT The applicant attended a "no rank," or NR, high school (a school that does not rank its students). His school sends 98 percent of its graduates to college. MARC judged this student to be clearly acceptable for admission to the Pittsburgh campus based on the following factors: * His grade point average compared favorably […]

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Pharmacy ranks in top 10 in NIH research funding >

March 7th, 2002

For the second consecutive year, the School of Pharmacy ranks in the top 10 among the nation's schools and colleges of pharmacy when measured by research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Funding from the NIH is viewed as a benchmark for a school's research programs because of the competitive and rigorous peer-review […]

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