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Volume 32 Issue 10

UPB scholarship fund set up >

January 20th, 2000

A Bradford campus alumnus who loved history is now part of Pitt-Bradford history thanks to a scholarship fund set up by his parents. Gene and Louise Salvucci of Bradford have established the John F. Salvucci Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son, who attended Pitt-Bradford from 1978 to 1984. Louise Salvucci said that John, […]

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Pitt's Generations Together receives governor's award >

January 20th, 2000

Pitt's Generations Together has received the Governor's Silver and Gold Award for its work in uniting young people with the older population in programs and activities that benefit both parties. The Silver and Gold Awards were created by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to commemorate the "International Year of Older Persons — Toward a Society […]

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International center set up here to study traditional Chinese medicine >

January 20th, 2000

Some of the 21st century's breakthrough drugs for treating cancer and neurological diseases could be derived from traditional remedies developed in China over the last 3,000 years. That's the hope among researchers at a new center to be based at Pitt and the UPMC Health System. The International Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Center will use […]

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Draft of computing plan calls for spending $9.6 million over 3 years >

January 20th, 2000

A long-anticipated comprehensive plan for improving Pittsburgh campus computer usage calls for Pitt to spend $9.6 million over the next three years. Titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," a draft of the plan has been distributed to several University Senate committees, the Dean's Council and academic units, according to Robert Pack, vice […]

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Highlights of computing plan draft >

January 20th, 2000

A long-anticipated comprehensive plan for improving Pittsburgh campus computer usage calls for Pitt to spend $9.6 million over the next three years. Titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," a draft of the plan has been distributed to several University Senate committees, the Dean's Council and academic units, according to Robert Pack, vice […]

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Henson case arguments now before Common Pleas judge >

January 20th, 2000

The latest round of legal briefs were filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas recently by attorneys for Pitt and the seven complainants in the "Henson case" — a controversial civil suit over the University's denial of health benefits to same-sex partners of faculty and staff. Last month, Pitt asked Common Pleas Court […]

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Extra health, safety precautions taken during stadium demolition >

January 20th, 2000

Health and safety officials at UPMC Health System and Pitt are taking extra precautions during the demolition of Pitt Stadium and subsequent construction of the new convocation center on the stadium's site. UPMC established a task force of staff from the offices of Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Support Services, Construction Management, Infection Control, Security, […]

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Contract extended for AD Pederson >

January 20th, 2000

The University has ex- tended the contract of Athletics Director Steve Pederson, as a reward for his job performance and to make sure he stays at Pitt. Pederson and Pitt senior administrators won't disclose details of the extension, except to call it "competitive" in terms of compensation and duration. Since his hiring in October 1996, […]

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