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Volume 35 Issue 1

Pitt's faculty recruits: New faces on campus >

August 29th, 2002

More than 300 new professors have joined the Pitt faculty since last year, most of them in the medical school. The following is a sampling of new Pittsburgh campus faculty members, as noted by deans, directors and department chairs. Those administrators and the University Times want to emphasize that this is only a sampling and […]

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OBITUARY: Ruthann Adams Mangelsdorf >

August 29th, 2002

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Heinz Chapel for former University staff member Ruthann Adams Mangelsdorf. Mangelsdorf, who retired from the University in 1999 after 40 years of service, died Aug. 23, 2002. She was 62. Mangelsdorf joined the University in 1959 as a research technician in […]

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Professors join regional faculties >

August 29th, 2002

Following are members of the new crop of full-time faculty at Pitt's four regional campuses, based on information provided by each campus. Bradford The Bradford campus has hired three new full-time permanent faculty as assistant professors: Marius G. Buliga, mathematics; Gregory L. Page, psychology, and Becky M. Seefeldt, nursing. Buliga comes from the math department […]

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MEMORIAL: Norman P. Hummon >

August 29th, 2002

A memorial service will be held for Norman P. Hummon, professor of sociology, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in Heinz Chapel. A reception will be held immediately after the service in 2M/2P56 Posvar Hall. Hummon died Aug. 17, 2002. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 209 […]

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Gay adoption ruling = tuition benefits for employees' dependents >

August 29th, 2002

Thanks to the state Supreme Court, some gay and lesbian Pitt employees now have an additional fringe benefit: Tuition remission for their dependent children. The court ruled last week that gays and lesbians in Pennsylvania may adopt the children of their partners. If such a child is a dependent of a qualified Pitt employee and […]

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ON THE RIVER >

August 29th, 2002

Before moving to Pittsburgh from Portland, Ore., this summer, Amy Evans could hardly have been described as a fire-breathing promoter of dragon boating, a 2,000-year-old sport that originated in China. She had paddled in Portland for just one season — four years ago — on the 40-foot-long, canoe-like boats, which feature fierce-looking dragon heads on […]

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Origin of dragon boats >

August 29th, 2002

Dragon boat racing is a Chinese tradition that commemorates Qu Yuan — poet, scholar, diplomat and adviser to the King of Chu during China's turbulent Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). Threatened by Qu Yuan's policies of rooting out corruption and forging an alliance with the neighboring state of Qi, his enemies embarked on a devious […]

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Budget is main concern in year ahead, Senate leaders say >

August 29th, 2002

What's the hot issue on the University Senate's agenda for the new academic year? To paraphrase a campaign mantra from the Clinton years: It's the budget, stupid. "The budget is going to be a huge issue again this year," said Senate President James Cassing. "Money is tight, state funding is down, tuition is way up, […]

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SAC installs new officer, members >

August 29th, 2002

The Staff Association Council (SAC) launched a new year July 31 with the installation of a new officer and new members. At the annual SAC orientation luncheon, 13 new members began serving two-year terms. New members are: Christina Bennett, Institutional Review Board; Sean Bridgen, CAS Advising; William Contos, Housing; Trisha Crowe, Career Services; Steven Feinert, […]

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Interim Bradford president named >

August 29th, 2002

Pitt alumnus William A. Shields, president emeritus of Rockford College in Illinois and former president of the College of Great Falls in Great Falls, Mont., has been named interim president of Pitt's Bradford campus, effective Sept. 1. From 1992 until this past May, Shields served as president of Rockford College, where he oversaw a $20 […]

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