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Volume 29 Issue 6

UPG, Katz searches in early stage; >

November 7th, 1996

A search committee has been appointed to find a replacement for George Chambers, retiring president of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The 13-member committee is chaired by Robert Pack, vice provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management on the Pittsburgh campus. Pack said members of the committee will meet some time during the week of Nov. […]

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Health & Human Services honors Magee >

November 7th, 1996

Magee-Womens Hospital has been designated one of six National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each center was chosen for the way it integrates health care services with research, education and health care professional training. "This national recognition is a reaffirmation of our 85-year-old commitment to […]

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Marshall Poetry Prize winner named >

November 7th, 1996

"Chickamauga" by Charles Wright was named the winner of this year's Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize on Oct. 28. "The Art of Drowning" by Billy Collins, a part of the Pitt Poetry Series published by the University Press, had been a finalist for the $10,000 prize. The Marshall prize was established in 1975 by the New […]

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Kevin Cecil fundraising efforts continue >

November 7th, 1996

Students pledged to Sigma Chi fraternity have dedicated the proceeds from this year's "Derby Days" to help former Pitt student Kevin Cecil, who was paralyzed in a shooting last year. Sigma Chi hopes to raise $100,000 with its activities, including a concert at The Attic today, Nov. 7. The Oakland Business and Civic Association is […]

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Pitt's medical school gets largest percentage increase in NIH funds >

November 7th, 1996

In 1985, 1.3 cents of every dollar that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to medical schools went to Pitt. By 1995, Pitt's share had risen to 2.3 cents on the dollar, a 77 percent increase — the largest such NIH "market share" gain by any medical school, according to an analysis by the […]

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Changes in NIH Research Funding1 to Medical Schools Share as Percent of Current Dollars Awarded to All Medical Schools, 1985-1995 >

November 7th, 1996

Current Dollars Awarded to All Medical Schools, 1985-1995 Rank Institution 1985 Share 1995 Share Change 1 University of Pittsburgh 1.30% 2.31% 1.01% 2 Jefferson Medical College of TJU 0.26 1.08 0.82 3 Washington University 2.65 3.26 0.61 4 University of North Carolina 1.62 2.18 0.56 5 University of Colorado 1.20 1.67 0.47 6 Case Western […]

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Trustees schedule closed retreat to discuss capital campaign plans, administrative efficiency report >

November 7th, 1996

Plans for a major capital fund-raising campaign, a report on Pitt administrative efficiency and an update on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) System will be among the discussion topics at a day-long retreat by the Board of Trustees Nov. 23. The on-campus meeting will be closed to the public. Board chairperson J. Wray […]

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Marketing of Pitt technologies, inventions expected to generate 1,000 jobs in local start-up firms >

November 7th, 1996

Over the next five years, Pitt intends to create 1,000 jobs locally through start-up companies and joint ventures that will market technologies and inventions developed at the University. That goal would expand to creating 10,000 jobs during the next 10 years as those companies mature, said Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management. […]

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Planting memorial trees: a growing trend >

November 7th, 1996

Four more trees were recently added to the campus landscape by families wishing to honor deceased relatives with Pitt or Oakland connections. A cluster of three dogwood trees was dedicated in memory of Harry Anthony III, former director of research at Mellon Institute, on the Forbes Avenue side of Heinz Memorial Chapel on Oct. 24. […]

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