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Volume 33 Issue 4

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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SIS wireless information program gets NSF grant >

October 12th, 2000

A project to educate a wireless information systems workforce, submitted by the telecommunications program in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), will receive an estimated $391,204 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is administered through NSF's new $90 million Information Technology Research initiative. According to SIS faculty member and principal researcher Prashant […]

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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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Bradford campus receives second-largest bequest >

October 12th, 2000

The Bradford campus has received nearly $1 million from the estate of Alice M. Meisel, a Pitt alumna. Meisel's gift of more than $928,000 represents the largest bequest made to Pitt-Bradford in the history of the campus. It also is the second largest single gift from an individual. "The impact of Alice Meisel's philanthropic gift […]

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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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Health plan kits scheduled for mailing >

October 12th, 2000

UPMC Health Plan welcome kits will be mailed to participants' homes next week. The kit will be specific to an employee's medical plan selection and will include a detailed certificate of coverage, member handbook and other information, according to Pitt's Human Resources office. Participants who have not received their packets by the end of October […]

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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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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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Facilities Management staffer files discrimination lawsuit against Pitt >

October 12th, 2000

A long-term Pitt employee who has named University officials in an employee discrimination lawsuit has until Oct. 23 to file further briefs. In response to the allegations, lawyers for the Pitt officials entered a motion to dismiss all charges against them. Chiquita Lanier filed suit against the University and several Pitt officials in U.S. District […]

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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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