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Volume 33 Issue 1

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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HUD gives Pitt grant for work in neighborhoods >

August 31st, 2000

Pitt will receive a $399,702 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve neighborhoods near campus. The three-year grant, announced Tuesday, is one of 16 first-time grants awarded nationwide through HUD's Community Outreach Partnership Centers program. The grants are aimed at helping colleges and universities to "harness their physical and […]

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University representatives tell legislators reasons for schools' financial struggles >

August 31st, 2000

Officials from Pennsylvania's public universities told state representatives recently that their schools are barely keeping pace with costs — despite prospering endowments, hundreds of millions of dollars annually in research grants and private gifts, and recent tuition increases at nearly double the inflation rate. One reason the universities are struggling financially is that the share […]

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Changes mark CGS dean's first year >

August 31st, 2000

It's been just a year since a new dean took over the College of General Studies (CGS), but already the college is feeling the effects. Applications and enrollment are up. New programs are in place, including a certificate program in Information Systems Design, a collaboration with the Bidwell Training Center, Inc. vocational training organization, and […]

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High schoolers take Pitt courses through variety of programs here >

August 31st, 2000

If students on campus are looking younger these days, it might be because some of them are. As part of its community service mission, Pitt has more than 80 educational outreach programs that serve the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Although these serve clients of all ages, from kindergartners to seniors, the largest number of the programs […]

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