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Volume 33 Issue 9

Campaign director leaves for Carnegie Institute job >

January 11th, 2001

Dee Jay Oshry has resigned as Pitt associate vice chancellor and director of the University's capital campaign to become associate vice president/development and campaign director at The Carnegie Institute. He assumed his new duties on Jan. 1. "The University of Pittsburgh campaign is in very solid shape at this point," Oshry said. Last fall's public […]

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Postal rate increase not expected to have major effect on costs here >

January 11th, 2001

Postal rates in some classifications went up this week, but a Pitt mailing services official says the increases will not have a major impact on mailing costs for the University. Gus Tytke, assistant director of University Mailing Services, said "Right now, we don't want to confuse anyone, because it is a complicated thing. But I […]

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$14.3 million grant funds gene therapy use in cardiovascular disease treatment >

January 11th, 2001

Pitt has received a $14.3 million, five-year grant to treat cardiovascular diseases using gene therapy. The grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) establishes the University's Cardiovascular Gene Therapy Center to oversee clinical and laboratory studies aimed at healing poorly functioning hearts and preventing long-term damage to blood vessels, among other projects. […]

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Long-term staff honored for service >

January 11th, 2001

40 years SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE Klinefelter, Edward D. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Ellis, Ethel M. ———————————————————————— 30 years OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR McCracken, Nancy R. Watkins, Gwendolyn L. Zupcic, Stephen P. OFFICE OF THE PROVOST Wykoff, Linda K. Crawford, James T. OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR Rosol, Michael R. Mack, David G. Traficante, Fiorello […]

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Computer science dept. receives $100,000 gift to fund equipment >

January 11th, 2001

A Pitt alumna has given the first gift to the University that will endow equipment in the planned Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC). Deborah Jeanne Gillotti has pledged $100,000 to the Department of Computer Science, which will be housed in the new academic building. Scheduled to open in 2002, MPAC will be a six-story facility on […]

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Children's book drive slated Jan. 15-Feb. 9 >

January 11th, 2001

The Pitt Volunteer Pool, in conjunction with Jumpstart Pittsburgh and the Greater Pittsburgh Alliance of Black School Educators, is collecting children's books to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The drive will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 9. Jumpstart Pittsburgh is an AmeriCorps literacy program that pairs Pitt student volunteers with inner-city […]

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