Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 32 Issue 12

Trustees expected to outline 5-year institutional goals >

February 17th, 2000

Pitt trustees soon will unveil institutional goals for the next five years. At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Board of Trustees plans to publicly release and discuss a report, "The University of Pittsburgh, 2000-2005," which spells out areas for emphasis and improvement here. It's a follow-up to a set of goals that trustees announced in […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Med school breaks into top 10 of NIH funding >

February 17th, 2000

There was good news for the University's medical research community in the Jan. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). An article in the NEJM shows that Pitt's School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University's medical school were the only two academic medical centers in the country to break into the […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Administration responds to questions about new information technology plan >

February 17th, 2000

The provost and members of his senior staff are making the rounds to various University groups to provide an overview and answer questions about Pitt's new information technology (IT) plan. A draft of the plan, titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," was distributed last month to all University Senate committees, the Dean's […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Construction, renovation projects totaling $23.5 million approved >

February 17th, 2000

The property and facilities committee of Pitt's Board of Trustees Feb. 14 approved six construction and renovation projects totaling $23.5 million, including a new home for the University's artificial organ development program. The McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, which has been housed at the University's Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering since 1992, will move […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Pitt dormitory sprinkler project exceeds fire code requirements >

February 17th, 2000

HARRISBURG — Even though Pittsburgh's fire code doesn't require it, the University last May launched a five-year, $15 million project to install sprinklers in every dormitory room on campus. "All of our dormitories meet the city code. All of our residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors. All of them have sprinklers in common areas […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Conversion to IMAP >

February 17th, 2000

Beginning April 1, IMAP will become the only centrally supported e-mail service available to Pitt e-mail users. VMS, UNIX and POP e-mail services will be discontinued here. Students, faculty and staff still using those services must switch their e-mail accounts to IMAP by April 1. Last month, Pitt's Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) office […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Angry in the office? >

February 17th, 2000

Your boss is unfair. You can't stand some of the people in your office. You're constantly under deadline pressures. You feel stressed out. Stress leads to anger, which can lead to health-threatening anxiety. What should you do? Start by cultivating your "emotional intelligence," advises Clifford Cohen. "Most employees are more than intelligent enough to handle […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

Help available for those struggling with relatives' problems of aging >

February 17th, 2000

Families taking care of Alzheimer's patients are the real heroes of this world, according to a Pitt professor of psychiatry. "It's like raising a newborn, but they're not cute, they don't grow up and they only get worse," says Jules Rosen, who holds a faculty appointment at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Rosen led a […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12

OBITUARY: George A. Jeffrey >

February 17th, 2000

The founder and first chairperson of Pitt's Department of Crystallography George A. Jeffrey died Feb. 13, 2000. He was 84. Jeffrey was educated in his native England at the University of Birmingham, earning a B.Sc. in 1936, a Ph.D. in 1939 and D.Sc. in 1953. He came to Pitt as a Fulbright visiting professor in […]

Feature,Volume 32 Issue 12