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Volume 39 Issue 1

Bridge funding to NIH freeze >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt will help counteract an expected freeze in the key federal biomedical research funding stream with short-term “bridge funding.” The funding seeks to keep afloat research projects that likely will not be renewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is facing a static budget. Under President Bush’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year […]

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MLIS program reaccredited >

August 31st, 2006

The committee on accreditation of the American Library Association (ALA) announced recently that Pitt’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the School of Information Sciences received continued accreditation which will be in effect until 2013. The ALA, which has been accrediting intuitions of higher education since 1924, accredits 61 programs at 56 […]

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Pitt rises in US News ranking >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt tied for 57th — up one spot from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, marking the sixth year in a row the University has risen in this national category. Pitt tied with Boston University and Ohio State University. Pitt […]

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Prostate cancer screenings available >

August 31st, 2006

UPMC Cancer Centers and Pitt’s Department of Urology are offering free prostate cancer screenings Sept. 19 and 21, 5-7 p.m., at the Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Ave., Suite 209. During the next 10 years, the total number of men in the United States diagnosed with prostate cancer is expected to increase by 40 percent […]

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Pitt ranking “at a glance” >

August 31st, 2006

U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 “best colleges” edition also features “your school at a glance” quick facts, including a breakdown of the undergraduate student body. For fall 2005 enrollment at Pitt, 85 percent of students come from Pennsylvania; 89 percent of students are full time; 52 percent of students are female (total women: 8,823; […]

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UPT quilt given to Tanzanian hospital >

August 31st, 2006

A quilt created by Pitt-Titusville student accounts manager Kathleen Plyler, is on display at Nyakahanga Hospital in Tanzania in commemoration of five years of collaboration between the University and the hospital. The work includes an original African wax batik purchased by UPT faculty during a 2005 trip. UPT anthropology and biology professor Linda Winkler delivered […]

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How Pitt ranks vs. Pa. schools >

August 31st, 2006

A comparison of select Pennsylvania institutions from data in U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 “best colleges” edition: • Acceptance rate: Pitt accepted 53 percent (up from 49 percent in last year’s U.S. News data) of its applicants for fall 2005’s entering class (of 18,153 total applicants); Penn State, 62 percent (29,904 applicants); Carnegie Mellon, […]

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Obituary: Eduardo F. Lozano >

August 31st, 2006

Eduardo Lozano, well known developer of Pitt’s collection of Latin American books, died Aug. 25 following a lengthy illness. He was 81. A librarian, painter and poet, Lozano, of Point Breeze, is remembered by colleagues as a renaissance man dedicated to his books and his art. A native of Argentina, Lozano came to Pitt in […]

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Pitt ranks No. 37 globally >

August 31st, 2006

In a recently released web-based ranking feature titled “The Complete List: The Top 100 Global Universities,” Newsweek International has listed Pitt 10th among U.S. public universities and 37th among all universities worldwide. For its top 100 ranking, Newsweek International stated that it took 50 percent of its individual scores from equal parts of three measures […]

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Obituary: Susan A. (Junker) Steele >

August 31st, 2006

Susan A. Steele, whose career at the University spanned more than 17 years, died July 30, 2006, after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 57. A native of Pittsburgh, Steele began her career at Pitt in 1989 when she joined the Office of Institutional Advancement, formerly the Office of University Relations […]

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