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Volume 31 Issue 14

Pitt, city schools introduce kids' safety program >

March 18th, 1999

Pitt, city schools introduce kids' safety program Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death in young people, and more than 100,000 people in the United States each year are permanently disabled because of brain and spinal cord injuries. Pitt's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) and the department of neurological surgery have teamed […]

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1999 marathon runners guaranteed spot in 2000 race >

March 18th, 1999

1999 marathon runners guaranteed spot in 2000 race The UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon will offer guaranteed advance entry for the 2000 edition of the race, which will accompany the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Marathon, to a ll runners who register for the 1999 edition of the marathon or marathon relay to […]

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April 15 deadline to apply for prostate cancer research funding >

March 18th, 1999

April 15 deadline to apply for prostate cancer research funding April 15 is the deadline to apply for funding for pilot research projects in prostate cancer. The Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute is providing up to $20,000 for one-to-two-year grants to support funding, tissue and cell resources, and […]

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Trustees expected to okay move out of Pitt Stadium >

March 18th, 1999

Trustees expected to okay move out of Pitt Stadium Trustees today are expected to authorize the replacement of Pitt Stadium with a convocation center, student recreation center and student housing, providing Pitt can make arrangements to use the Steelers' new North Side stadium. Pitt's Board of Trustees is meeting in special session at 11 a.m. […]

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Report documents Pitt's financial health >

March 18th, 1999

Report documents Pitt's financial health If Pitt's revenues dried up overnight, the University could live off its expendable reserve funds and stay in business for a little over a year without laying off employees. That's better than Penn State and Temple, which could live off their reserves for only about six months. But it's not […]

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Provost vows not to cut UPJ faculty if curriculum review, plan are completed >

March 18th, 1999

Provost vows not to cut UPJ faculty if curriculum review, plan are completed JOHNSTOWN — During a two-day visit to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) to address complaints that Pitt's central administration has chronically underfunded the campus, Provost James Maher offered the following deal: Pitt won't cut the campus's faculty — and will […]

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Alan C. Rankin >

March 18th, 1999

Alan C. Rankin, a key aide to Pitt Chancellor Edward Litchfield who went on to become president of Indiana State University, died Feb. 24, 1999, in Terre Haute, Ind. He was 84. Robert C. Alberts, in his book, "Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh, 1787-1987," wrote that Chancellor Litchfield relied heavily on Rankin, […]

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Medical faculty committee approves proposed UPP employment agreement >

March 18th, 1999

Medical faculty committee approves proposed UPP employment agreement After months of poring over documents and haggling with administrators of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan, a committee of medical professors has endorsed a proposed UPP employment agreement. Pitt full-time faculty whose clinical work generates income for UPP will be required to sign such […]

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