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Volume 33 Issue 4

New scholarship established at UPB >

October 12th, 2000

World War II hero Anthony "Bib" DeLucia's memory will live on through a newly established scholarship at Pitt's Bradford campus. DeLucia's brothers, Elmer and Augie, with help from area veterans, have initiated the Anthony "Bib" DeLucia Memorial Scholarship, which will benefit undergraduate students. Augie DeLucia is a retired Bradford campus employee. "We truly appreciate that […]

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Nursing’s Rudy plans to step down as dean >

October 12th, 2000

Ellen P. Rudy, dean of Pitt's School of Nursing since 1991, will step down at the end of the current academic year. She has served as dean and professor here since arriving from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, where she held the Edward J. and Louise Mellen endowed chair in […]

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OBITUARY: Steven D. Manners >

October 12th, 2000

Steven D. Manners, a researcher and administrator at Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) for the last 26 years, died Sept. 15, 2000, of complications of Fourniers' gangrene. He was 49. Hired as a programmer and analyst at UCSUR in 1974, Manners eventually rose to the rank of assistant director. But according […]

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University working on computer network problems, but trouble is expected to continue, provost warns >

October 12th, 2000

Problems with the University's network services likely will continue through the academic term, Pitt's provost and chancellor both acknowledged. Provost James V. Maher told Senate Council this week that he was acutely aware of the network's recent failings. "I'm very concerned about it. I'm going to do everything I can to get a good explanation […]

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Clarification >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt employees who are subscribers to the UPMC Health Plan point-of-service self-referred option or comprehensive option must notify the UPMC customer service group of scheduled hospital admissions and certain scheduled outpatient surgical procedures prior to the procedures. For patients who fail to pre-notify, there is a $200 penalty. An article in the Sept. 28 University […]

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Capital campaign kick-off approaches >

October 12th, 2000

On the eve of the formal launching of Pitt's capital campaign, the chancellor gave a brief preview this week to members of Senate Council. Mark A. Nordenberg said that over the past three years, during the "silent phase" of the campaign, Pitt has raised enough money to fund 120 endowed scholarships and fellowships, 20 endowed […]

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Allegheny Observatory Open House Set for Nov. 3 >

October 12th, 2000

This year's Allegheny Observatory open house is Nov. 3. The open house is the one night each year when all three observatory telescopes are available to the public. Additional telescopes will be set up on the lawn. Visitors also will be offered a slide presentation and a self-guided tour. Reservations are required and can be […]

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Agreement allowing some Pitt employees to retain certain Highmark doctors is finalized >

October 12th, 2000

A deal allowing Pitt employees who are subscribers to the UPMC Health Plan to retain certain Highmark doctors has been finalized. University Senate President Nathan Hershey announced the deal at the Oct. 10 Senate Council meeting. Hershey, who had been critical of the delay in reaching the agreement, said he hoped this resolved the matter. […]

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University's United Way campaign begins >

October 12th, 2000

Pitt's 2000 United campaign kicked off yesterday, Oct. 11, with the campaign theme "Living Proof. You're making a difference." The fund-raising effort's goal is to collect $625,000 by the conclusion of the campaign, Nov. 22. Last year, the University collected $600,802. Faculty and staff pledged $504,248; students pledged $75,000; retirees contributed $16,965, and special events […]

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