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Volume 31 Issue 4

One of many final events for retiring senior vice chancellor >

October 15th, 1998

Even loyal Senate Council attendees admit the meetings can be a bit — dry? ponderous? — with their debates over bylaw revisions, cost attribution studies and other less-than-scintillating agenda items. But Thomas Detre, Pitt senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences (and thus, an administrative member of Council) since December 1984, could always be counted on […]

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Professorship for arthritis research set up >

October 15th, 1998

Timothy M. Wright has been named the inaugural recipient of the Margaret Jane Miller Endowed Professorship for Arthritis Research. Wright is chief of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology and associate professor of medicine. The endowed professorship was established by Russell P. Miller in honor of his wife, who died in July 1997 of […]

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Vendors to be told of Faculty Assembly's desire to boycott Nabisco on campus >

October 15th, 1998

Campus food service vendors have been told that Pitt's Faculty Assembly doesn't want them serving Nabisco products here. Whether vendors pay attention to the Assembly is up to them. Pitt's administration won't impose sanctions if they continue to sell Oreos, Ritz crackers or other Nabisco products on campus, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said. Last month, Faculty […]

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Press poet nominated for national award >

October 15th, 1998

Alicia Suskin Ostriker was one of five authors nominated as a finalist for a 1998 National Book Award for Poetry by the National Book Foundation. Her volume of poems, "The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998," will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in November as part of the Pitt Poetry Series. […]

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Diane E. Ford >

October 15th, 1998

Diane E. Ford died on Oct. 10, 1998, after a long battle against ovarian cancer. She came to the University in 1985 as administrative secretary to the director of the University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission. In 1987, after the successful completion of the Bicentennial celebration, she joined the Office of the Secretary. Ford was elected […]

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Kay memorial set >

October 15th, 1998

A memorial service for English professor Carol Kay will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in 2M56/2P56 Forbes Quad. A reception will follow. Kay, a faculty member here since 1989, died Sept. 12, 1998, of severe aplastic anemia. She was 51. Her husband, Jonathon Arac, is a faculty member in English.

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Hurd W. Safford >

October 15th, 1998

Hurd W. Safford, professor emeritus of chemistry, died on Sept. 7, 1998, after an extended illness. He was 83. Safford graduated with a B.S. in ceramics engineering from Alfred University in 1936. He later entered Pitt's graduate chemistry program in order to do research with noted glass chemistry expert (and department chair), Alexander Silverman. Following […]

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UCIS gets grant to create WWW database interface >

October 15th, 1998

Finding international affairs organizations and specialists world-wide will soon be much easier with the help of a new effort at Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS). A two-year, $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will enable UCIS to create a World Wide Web database interface that includes 3,500 detailed entries on institutions active in […]

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Garden created for heart patients >

October 15th, 1998

A garden for the enjoyment of patients with heart disease and those who are awaiting a heart transplant opened last month at UPMC Presbyterian. The Spinola Family Patient Garden is endowed by Frank and Mary Jo Spinola of Wexford, whose daughter Andrea was kept alive by an artificial heart for 131 days before she received […]

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UPMC, Quest join forces on lab services >

October 15th, 1998

Quest Diagnostics Inc. and UPMC Health System have joined forces to provide improved access to laboratory services for physicians and patients throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Quest Diagnostics is one of the nation's leading providers of diagnostic testing, information and services to physicians, hospitals, patients, managed care organizations, employers and government agencies. UPMC hospitals, physicians, […]

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