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Volume 30 Issue 22

Trustees okay FY99 budget >

July 9th, 1998

The Board of Trustees on June 25 approved a $865.1 million Pitt operating budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, along with a $55.3 million capital budget. Tuition will increase by 4 percent next fall, the lowest percentage hike at Pitt in nearly a decade. Full-time tuition for in-state undergraduates in the College […]

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Cleaning up >

July 9th, 1998

A dozen members of the Staff Association Council (SAC) spent about two hours of their own time on June 24 picking up litter and trash on South Bouquet and Dawson streets as part of the city-sponsored Adopt-a Block Program. The city provided a special trash pickup and erected a sign at the corner of South […]

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New Pitt program helps students along right "pathway" to careers >

July 9th, 1998

Pitt is introducing a new career-develop- ment strategy at this summer's freshman orientation sessions. Beginning two weeks ago, the Office of Placement and Career Services (P&CS), began implementing the Pitt Pathway. The pathway is a conceptual model outlining a common advisory framework for career-service providers University-wide. The University's career resources include staff of the Counseling […]

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Assembly may recruit law students to act as volunteer legal advisers >

July 9th, 1998

Newly elected University Senate president Nathan Hershey hopes to recruit Pitt law students as volunteer legal advisers to the Senate. Historically, Senate leaders occasionally have sought and received free legal advice from Pitt law professors. But recent issues — last year's debate over details of an early retirement incentive plan for tenured faculty; current negotiations […]

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Licensing income from faculty-developed technologies grows >

July 9th, 1998

During the fiscal year that ended June 30, Pitt earned $4.8 million in licensing income from technologies and inventions developed by its faculty, up from about $1 million in each of the two previous fiscal years. Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management, said the University administration hopes to increase technology transfer income […]

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Medical school reps, administration to meet about new practice plan >

July 9th, 1998

Will the planned University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan be owned outright by UPMC Health System? If so, will Pitt medical professors affiliated with UPP become employees of UPMC? Will UPMC forbid Pitt professors from offering medical education to people associated with schools and institutions that UPMC regards as corporate competitors? Those are among […]

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UPMC surgeons transplant first cells to reverse brain damage in stroke victim >

July 9th, 1998

Surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian have performed the world's first cell transplant aimed at reversing brain damage from stroke. During the June 23 operation, surgeons injected 2 million healthy, lab-produced human nerve cells deep into the brain of Alma Cerasini, 62, of Pennsbury Village. Cerasini, a former healthcare worker, suffered a major stroke in September that […]

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