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Volume 33 Issue 9

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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GSPH gets grant to study racial, ethnic differences in adult health service use >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt has received a $1.27 million federal grant to study racial and ethnic differences in health status and the use of health services among adults. The grant is one of nine awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to address ethnic and racial health disparities. […]

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OBITUARY: Joseph A. Bianculli >

January 11th, 2001

School of Pharmacy Dean Emeritus Joseph A. Bianculli died Dec. 8, 2000, of heart failure. He was 89. "Dr. B.," as he was known by generations of pharmacists, was a graduate of Westinghouse High School. At Pitt, he earned a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1932, a B.S. summa cum laude in pharmacy in 1935 […]

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GSPH to study differences between chronically ill elderly blacks, whites >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has received a $1.85 million federal grant to study differences in health and self-care among chronically ill elderly blacks and whites in western Pennsylvania, and the effects of these differences. The study will compare long-term changes in self-care behaviors of African-Americans and Caucasians, aged 65 and older, who […]

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Trustees approve FY01 salaries for Pitt's senior administrators >

January 11th, 2001

Doing away with bonuses for Pitt senior officers, the Board of Trustees compensation committee on Dec. 7 raised Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg's salary to $325,000 this year. Trustees also approved, at Nordenberg's recommendation, raises for seven other Pitt officers. See list on this page. The new salaries are retroactive to July 1, the beginning of […]

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