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Volume 33 Issue 1

10th annual Day of Caring set for Sept. 6 >

August 31st, 2000

Staff and faculty volunteers again will be lending a hand in the community for the 10th annual Day of Caring Sept. 6. More than 500 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected to work in surrounding neighborhoods and at local and regional agencies as part of this year's Pitt-United Way campaign. The formal […]

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Neurodegenerative disease institute gets Scaife grant >

August 31st, 2000

Trustees of the Scaife Family Foundation and the Scaife Charitable Foundation have donated $10.8 million to support the construction of facilities for the University's planned Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and to continue a related seed grant program supporting research activities prior to the construction. The leadership grant, among the largest foundation grants ever […]

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University Times moves to Public Affairs >

August 31st, 2000

The University Times has been moved administratively to the Office of Public Affairs. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg notified the University Times editor of the move, which was effective Aug. 1. Robert Hill, executive director for Public Affairs, will serve as publisher of the newspaper. The University Times advisory board, which has been dormant for several years, […]

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Scholarship established at Bradford >

August 31st, 2000

A new scholarship at the Bradford campus will benefit students from Allegany, Olean and Portville, N.Y. The Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laskey Memorial Scholarship has been established by Louis and Rose Marie DiSorbo of Allegany in honor of Rose Marie's parents. "My parents always believed in the youth of the area," said DiSorbo. "They strongly […]

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SIS program gets AT&T gift >

August 31st, 2000

The telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) recently received a $100,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said, "The success of our telecommunications program would not be possible without the support of industry partners like AT&T." "Pittsburgh is a vital market for AT&T Wireless Services, and we are committed to […]

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Health Sciences produces web calendar >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt sponsors a bewildering variety of Health Sciences lectures, seminars, grand rounds and other public events. How can anyone keep track of them all? The most comprehensive electronic source is the Health Sciences Web calendar (www.health.pitt.edu/webcalendar). The continually updated Web site posts detailed information on events sponsored by Pitt's six Health Sciences schools as well […]

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The Class of 2004 has arrived. >

August 31st, 2000
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OBITUARY: Mike Sajna >

August 31st, 2000

As a boy, Mike Sajna roamed the woods around his family's home in tiny Standard Shaft, Pa., pretending to be Natty Bumppo from James Fenimore Cooper's "Leather-Stocking Tales." After graduating from California State University of Pennsylvania in 1973, Sajna retraced the footsteps of his new hero, Ernest Hemingway. Sajna spent a summer in Spain and […]

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Pitt's faculty recruits for 2000-2001 include established stars, promising junior professors >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt's full-time faculty, some 3,200 members strong, includes 350-plus new faces this academic year. In his July 26 University Update, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg lauded what he called a recent series of "remarkable recruitment successes, which have included established academics attracted to the opportunities available at Pitt, as well as talented individuals accepting their first faculty […]

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Raises to show up in September pay >

August 31st, 2000

Staff and faculty salary raises will show up in end-of-September paychecks, retroactive to July 1. This year's 4.5 percent increase in the pool of money for salary increases will be allocated as follows: 2 percent distributed to responsibility centers for maintenance of salaries of employees judged to be doing satisfactory work, 2 percent distributed to […]

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