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Volume 33 Issue 13

University is well received at House appropriation hearing >

March 8th, 2001

HARRISBURG — Pitt's Feb. 28 hearing before the state House of Representatives appropriations committee sounded like it was scripted by University lobbyists. Legislators praised Pitt's accomplishments in research, teaching and community service, and its contributions to regional economic growth. They lobbed softball questions enabling Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to elaborate on Pitt requests for special line […]

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Capital campaign raises $14 million since Oct. kick-off >

March 8th, 2001

The five-year "Campaign for the University of Pittsburgh" has raised $370 million so far — an increase of $14 million since the campaign was announced to the public in October. The campaign goal is to reach $500 million by June 30, 2003. Pitt campaigners expect to raise $400 million by June 30 of this year, […]

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Alumni Association details 10-year growth >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's Alumni Association had no dues-paying members in 1990. By the year 2000, the association boasted 12,500 annual dues-paying members, 230 life members and a gleaming new alumni center in the Masonic Temple. In 1992, the Pitt Alumni Association awarded four student scholarships. Last year, it awarded 81. The association established its student recruitment program […]

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Police dept. split into 2 units >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt has split its public safety and police forces into separate departments in an efficiency improvement move, according to a Pitt official. Pitt Police Chief Deborah Furka was named director of the new Office of Public Safety. Timothy Delaney, who served as police commander, was named interim police chief. The new departmental structure, which went […]

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Proportion of tenured Pitt faculty continues to decline, report shows >

March 8th, 2001

A School of Education faculty member said the declining proportion of tenured faculty at Pitt represented "a set of missed opportunities in the past year" to reverse a trend. Mark Ginsburg, a member of the University Senate's tenure and academic freedom committee, reported on the latest faculty status statistics to Faculty Assembly Feb. 27. Citing […]

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Disabled student services notice should be part of every syllabus, Assembly urges >

March 8th, 2001

Faculty Assembly passed a resolution Feb. 27 recommending that a notification about disabled student services be included in course syllabi. Anne Medsger, chair of the Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee, introduced the resolution after investigating a complaint by a hearing-impaired student that a professor was reluctant to make any accommodations. Medsger said the resolution was intended […]

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Metaphors are way to communicate about technology, lecturer suggests >

March 8th, 2001

In round numbers, John Gage said, humans have been communicating orally for 60,000 years; writing things down for 6,000 years; producing mass printing for 600; sending messages over distances via telegraph for 160; using computers for 50; communicating via the Internet for 30; using the Java computer language for 4 years, and creating multiform network […]

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Pharmacy ranked in top 10 for NIH funding >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's School of Pharmacy has been ranked in the top 10 among the nation's schools and colleges of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. Funding from the NIH is viewed as a benchmark for a school's research programs because of the competitive and rigorous peer review process required to receive NIH funds. […]

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Lemieux donates $5 million to UPMC >

March 8th, 2001

Hockey legend and cancer survivor Mario Lemieux announced last month a $5 million gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation to UPMC Health System to create and establish the multi-disciplinary Mario Lemieux Centers for Patient Care and Research. The new centers are expected to benefit the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Magee-Womens Hospital and the McGowan […]

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FSAP opens new office >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) has opened a new main office for Pittsburgh campus employees at Suite M 059, 120 Lytton St. (behind the University Center Holiday Inn). FSAP will continue to maintain a satellite office in Suite 504, Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Ave. The four regionals also have FSAP offices near […]

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