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Volume 32 Issue 13

Pitt to get $52.2 million NIH grant >

March 2nd, 2000

Pitt will receive a $52.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant — one of the largest in the University's history — to lead a nationwide study of how best to treat coronary heart disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes. About 90 percent of the 10.3 million Americans currently diagnosed with diabetes have Type […]

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ON TEACHING: H. David Brumble >

March 2nd, 2000

It's Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. and H. David Brumble is fidgeting in his chair. Jiggling his foot. Rising to pace across his 5th floor Cathedral of Learning office. "I always get antsy about an hour before class," the English professor confides. "I'm itching to get down there and get started because I've got all of […]

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3 administrative searches reach semi-finalist stage >

March 2nd, 2000

Searches for five upper- level administrators at Pitt are progressing. Pitt is seeking a dean of the School of Education, a vice provost and dean of students, and a director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Those three positions are expected to be filled by July 1. The University also is hiring new […]

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Oral arguments March 3 in same-sex benefits case >

March 2nd, 2000

Attorneys representing both sides in the lawsuit seeking extension of Pitt health benefits to employees' same-sex partners will square off Downtown tomorrow, March 3. Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County Judge Robert C. Gallo is scheduled to hear oral arguments at 9:30 a.m. in 708 City-County Building from lawyers for Pitt and for seven current […]

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UPCI's Herberman says more tobacco money should go toward medical research in state >

March 2nd, 2000

Of the $11 billion that Pennsylvania is ex- pected to receive as its share of the national settlement with tobacco companies, Gov. Ridge has proposed that 10 percent should fund medical research in Pennsylvania. That's not enough, according to Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. At a Feb. 18 hearing […]

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Ridge proposes breakdown of state's share of tobacco settlement funds >

March 2nd, 2000

Over the next 25 years, Pennsylvania's share of the national settlement with tobacco makers is expected to total $11 billion. It's estimated that the money will be distributed in annual payments ranging from $397 million to $459 million, beginning this year and continuing through the year 2025. Gov. Ridge and the state General Assembly are […]

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Great Americans Day more than a holiday at Pitt's Johnstown campus >

March 2nd, 2000

While the University has moved observance of Great Americans Day to March, the traditional holiday also is marked at the Johnstown campus. UPJ hosted its third annual Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum Feb. 18 with a lecture on Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most influential American women of the 20th century. The forum is a […]

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