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Volume 31 Issue 18

COMMENCEMENT 1999 >

May 13th, 1999

COMMENCEMENT 1999 'Nobility of purpose is the cardinal element of high self-esteem," Thomas E. Starzl told degree recipients at the University's 1999 commencement ceremony May 3. "This self-assessment may surface daily, be an unwelcome visitor in the depths of the night, or be acknowledged only at the moment of death. But it is always there." […]

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Text of Thomas E. Starzl's address to the Class of 1999 >

May 13th, 1999

Text of Thomas E. Starzl's address to the Class of 1999 Class of 1999: It has been a half-century since I sat out there, where you are today. I wondered then, as you must be wondering now, what waited for me beyond the commencement milestone. Your presence here today means that you have already succeeded […]

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GSPH observes 50th by honoring 51 contributors to public health >

May 13th, 1999

GSPH observes 50th by honoring 51 contributors to public health In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Pitt's Gradu- ate School of Public Health (GSPH) honored 51 individuals associated with the school who have made a significant contribution to public health over the past half century. The honorees were recognized at the GSPH convocation events and […]

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Priority seating fee policy angers faculty >

May 13th, 1999

Priority seating fee policy angers faculty Like a beleaguered um- pire, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has promised to step in to resolve a scuffle between University Senate leaders and the athletics department over priority seating fees for home foot ball games. Since the 1980s, the athletics department has charged extra fees for seats in priority sections […]

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Pitt scores add up in math competition >

May 13th, 1999

Pitt scores add up in math competition Pitt sophomore Dragos Ghioca outscored 2,569 mathematics undergraduates from nearly 420 colleges and universities to rank 10th in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. Pitt ranked first among all public colleges and universities in the United States and 13th overall in the Putnam team competition. Ghioca is […]

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Outstanding >

May 13th, 1999

Outstanding Richard Pratt, a longtime member and current chairperson of the University Senate budget policies committee, was honored f or outstanding service as a Senate member by Senate President Nathan Hershey. In announcing the award at the May 10 Senate Council meeting, Hershey called Pratt conscientious, tenacious, polite, constructive, sincere and possessed of a good […]

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