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Volume 35 Issue 10

OBITUARY: Lawrence J. Lunardini Jr. >

January 23rd, 2003

Lawrence J. Lunardini Jr., who worked for more than three decades in Pitt budget, finance and other administrative offices, died Jan. 10, 2003, from complications related to emphysema. He was 74. Lunardini earned a business degree at Pitt and began work here as an accountant in the late 1950s. He held progressively higher-ranking positions and […]

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Pins & needles >

January 23rd, 2003

Can acupuncture help relieve common menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients and survivors? When Susan M. Cohen joined Pitt’s nursing faculty last fall, she came with the belief — as well as with scientific evidence from recent clinical trials to back it up — that acupuncture could relieve the bothersome discomfort associated with menopause. Cohen, […]

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Same sex benefits case back in court >

January 23rd, 2003

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attacking the constitutionality of a 1999 law that exempts Pennsylvania’s state-related universities (including Pitt) and state-owned schools from municipal ordinances requiring them to provide health benefits. In a brief filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court earlier this month, Pitt lawyers had cited the state act, among other […]

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Pitt campaign hits $550 million >

January 23rd, 2003

Pitt’s ongoing fundraising campaign, the largest in the University’s history, reached another milestone by topping $550 million in donations and pledges, officials announced this week. The announcement of the $550 million milestone includes a commitment from the Giant Eagle Foundation for a donation of $1.4 million, the 100th gift of $1 million or more during […]

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Some employees join challenge to chancellor >

January 23rd, 2003

Pitt employees have joined students in pledging money to the “Chancellor Challenge,” a protest/fundraiser to benefit the Pitt Program Council’s Endowed Book Fund — but only if Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg donates at least 14 percent of his new $390,000 salary to that fund. Pitt’s Institutional Advancement office announced this week that Nordenberg and Provost […]

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Nordenberg donated at least $100,000 to Pitt >

January 23rd, 2003

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Provost James V. Maher each recently committed $50,000 to Pitt’s capital campaign, raising their total campaign contributions to at least $100,000 each, the University’s Office of Institutional Advancement revealed this week. Each man’s $50,000 contribution “will be used in ways that directly benefit Pitt students, principally through scholarships,” wrote Interim […]

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Computer sleep mode saves $$$ >

January 23rd, 2003

While screen-saver icons of flying toasters and swimming goldfish make computers fun to look at when not in use, they do absolutely nothing to conserve energy. Pitt administrators have launched a campaign to alert computer users about a simple to obtain — and free — alternative. As part of a larger Pitt effort to conserve […]

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Service workers’ contract extended >

January 23rd, 2003

Pittsburgh campus service workers are now working under a contract extension. Their three-year pact expired Dec. 31, and union representatives have begun negotiations with Pitt on a new contract, according to a union official. The 350 campus custodians, which includes cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of the Service […]

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