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Volume 30 Issue 13

Pitt ranks second in state in overall R&D funding for science, engineering >

March 5th, 1998

Pitt is ranked second in Pennsylvania in terms of overall federal research and development funding for science and engineering, according to a new report to Congress by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The report, released this week, shows that Pitt received 23 percent of the federal dollars allocated to R&D at […]

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Open enrollment info detailing rate hikes to be mailed next week >

March 5th, 1998

Next week, Pitt's Human Resources office will mail packets of materials to faculty and staff outlining: * Changes in Pitt medical insurance for next year. * The monthly rates employees will be charged for different types of coverage. * Summaries of employees' current University benefits selections. * Forms that faculty and staff must fill out […]

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Brain Awareness Week meeting planned >

March 5th, 1998

National Brain Awareness Week is being celebrated March 16-22. Pitt is kicking off the week with a town meeting on March 16 in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium, 6:30-9 p.m. Prominent local researchers will discuss the importance and relevance of clinical and basic neuroscience research being conducted in Pittsburgh. Some of the areas that will […]

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House hearing focuses on non-budget issues >

March 5th, 1998

HARRISBURG — Pitt and two of its neighbors — Schenley High School and Milliones Middle School — have joined forces to seek funding for a new program aimed at encouraging local young people to pursue careers in the health sciences. Testifying before the state House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said the […]

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Medical informatics training positions added to program >

March 5th, 1998

Pitt's Health Sciences Library System and Center for Biomedical Informatics announce the addition of two funded training positions in health sciences librarianship and medical informatics to its medical informatics training program. The program will offer a yearlong educational opportunity to two individuals who have earned an MLS degree and who have special interests or experience […]

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Law dean, 3 other administrators to resign >

March 5th, 1998

Peter M. Shane will resign as law school dean July 1 and remain as a full professor on the school's faculty. Shane has been dean since August 1994. "For a number of personal and professional reasons, I concluded that another person could be a more effective advocate for the law school at the present time," […]

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Legislator questions outside faculty work >

March 5th, 1998

HARRISBURG — A member of the state Senate appropriations committee argued at a Feb. 24 hearing that Pitt should not get "one more cent" of state money until it sets policies governing faculty who do outside work — using University resources — that conflicts with the interests of state residents. William Slocum, R-Warren, is angry […]

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Contest for University Senate presidency: Hershey vs Paulston >

March 5th, 1998

Privately, some Pitt ad ministrators cringed when Gordon MacLeod defeated incumbent Keith McDuffie in last year's election for University Senate president. Both men are affable even in debate, but McDuffie was seen as being less antagonistic toward the administration. MacLeod, a public health professor and former state secretary of health, has frequently denounced actions of […]

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Candidates for other Senate officer positions announced >

March 5th, 1998

In addition to choosing a new president, University Senate voters will elect a new vice president and secretary for 1998-99. For vice president, current Senate secretary Debora A. Rougeux, a University Library System reference archivist/cataloguer, is running against Arlene W. Caggiula, an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. […]

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State awards University $1 million for three Link-to-Learn projects >

March 5th, 1998

The state has awarded $1 million to Pitt for its Link-to Learn projects. Link-to-Learn is Gov. Tom Ridge's initiative to help schools acquire and upgrade computers, train teachers to use technology effectively and develop a collection of community-based networks called the Pennsylvania Education Network (PEN). The program aims to ensure that Pennsylvania remains competitive in […]

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