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Volume 33 Issue 9

Gift funds GSPIA 2-year pilot program in ethics >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has received a $75,000 gift from LaVonne and Glen Johnson to fund a two-year pilot program on ethics and accountability in public and nonprofit organizations. The gift is the first step by the Johnsons to establish a trust for GSPIA that will permanently support a program […]

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GSPH dean search down to 4 candidates >

January 11th, 2001

The search for a new dean of Pitt's Gradu- ate School of Public Health (GSPH) has narrowed to four candidates: * Bernard D. Goldstein, director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, jointly administered by Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. * Thomas A. Pearson, Albert D. Kaiser Professor […]

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UPMC Health Plan representative available on-campus by appointment >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt employees who are subscribers to the UPMC Health Plan can consult with a health plan representative by appointment the third Thursday or Friday of each month. A health plan customer service representative will be available in Craig Hall, second floor, to field questions from UPMC Health Plan participants. The by-appointment-only schedule replaces the walk-in […]

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Search starts for dean of social work school >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt has launched a national search for a new School of Social Work dean. The search committee plans a total of five meetings to hear constituents' recommendations for what to look for in a dean. Social work faculty members were invited to address the committee on Dec. 6. Three sessions for student groups — bachelor's, […]

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Tribute to Slesinger set for Jan. 17 >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's Department of Economics will hold a tribute to the late Professor Emeritus Reuben E. Slesinger on Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. in Heinz Chapel. Slesinger, who taught economics at Pitt for more than 60 years, died Oct. 30, 2000, at 84. Although he retired in 1986, Slesinger maintained a regular teaching schedule until the […]

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Measures taken to alleviate Pitt computer networking problems >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's computer network problems have been countered significantly in recent weeks, including improving the stability and efficiency of a popular instructional software program, according to an official in the Provost's office. Plagued by network disruptions and system failures throughout the fall term, the administration ordered an analysis of network use and engaged a three-pronged strategy […]

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OBITUARY: Joseph A. James >

January 11th, 2001

Public and International Affairs professor emeritus Joseph A. James died Dec. 23, 2000, of cancer. He was 77. He served on the faculty of GSPIA for more than 25 years, retiring in 1984. James helped to develop courses in financial administration and municipal management at GSPIA. He taught courses in fiscal management, intergovernmental relations, revenue […]

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ONE ON ONE with Stephen Thomas: Public health professor sees progress toward eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities >

January 11th, 2001

Gazing from a window at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) at the hospitals and Health Sciences schools that dominate the Oakland skyline, Stephen B. Thomas observes: "In those buildings are some of the world's leading health researchers. And yet, in neighborhoods that are almost literally in the shadows of those buildings, people are […]

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OBITUARY: Jack Matthews >

January 11th, 2001

Jack Matthews's professional credits at Pitt were impressive: professor and chairperson of the speech department from 1955 until his retirement in 1987; co-founder of the Cleft Palate Cranio-Facial Center, acting dean of the humanities division, 1967 to 1968; University Senate president, 1969 to 1972. But in remembering Matthews, who died on Dec. 18, 2000, friends […]

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