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Volume 33 Issue 17

Engineering establishes product innovation center >

May 3rd, 2001

A center designed to take products from the idea stage through prototype development and into production was dedicated last month at Pitt's School of Engineering. The Swanson Center for Product Innovation, named for Pitt engineering alumnus John A. Swanson, opened April 18 in room B62 Benedum Hall. Swanson is founder of ANSYS, Inc. Internationally recognized […]

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2001 Commencement >

May 3rd, 2001

"The great tragedy of life is not in failing to reach all your goals, it's in having no goals for which you're reaching," David Satcher told degree recipients at the University's 2001 commencement ceremony. "It's not a calamity if you die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream," he said, quoting […]

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Pitt's geriatric medicine gets national honor >

May 3rd, 2001

Pitt's division of geriatric medicine has been designated a national Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine by the John A. Hartford Foundation. The designation is accompanied by a grant of $500,000. "With this designation, the division joins the ranks of a select group of centers, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale and UCLA," said Neil Resnick, […]

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Proposed change in salary raises policy prompts faculty debate >

May 3rd, 2001

Faculty Assembly on May 1 shot down a pro- posal aimed at closing the gap between faculty and administrative interpretations of Pitt's salary raise policy. The proposal boiled down to changing one word of the policy — basing inflation raises on "meritorious" rather than (as currently stated) "satisfactory" job performance — but it released a […]

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Obituary: Wesley C. Salmon >

May 3rd, 2001

(Editor's note: This obituary was written by Adolf Gr├╝nbaum, the Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy of Science at Pitt.) On Sunday, April 22, 2001, Wesley C. Salmon, University Professor Emeritus of philosophy, and professor emeritus of the history and philosophy of science at the University, was killed instantly in an automobile accident. His wife, Merrilee […]

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Shared governance is goal of newly elected Senate officers >

May 3rd, 2001

The University Senate's three newly elected officers say they will carry on the fight for faculty participation in running Pitt. "That's our primary goal, I'd say: institutionalizing shared governance," said economics professor James H. Cassing, who was elected to a one-year term as Senate president beginning July 1. Senate vice president-elect Thomas A. Metzger, an […]

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Obituary: Brian V. Jegasothy >

May 3rd, 2001

Brian V. Jegasothy, former chair of dermatology in the School of Medicine, died last month of cancer and Parkinson's disease. He was 58. A native of Sri Lanka, Jegasothy came to Pitt as professor of dermatology and chair of the department in 1987, a position he held until 1999. Prior to that he held appointments […]

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Elected Senate members announced >

May 3rd, 2001

Elected to Faculty Assembly and Senate Council for 2001-2004 were: Josephine L. Olson, of the Katz Graduate School of Business; John M. Close, dental medicine; Glenn M. Nelson, education; Michael J. Kolar, engineering; Francesca Savoia and John Twyning of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) humanities division; Frank Beatrous and Juan J. Manfredi, FAS […]

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All Pitt-FLEX forms due May 25 >

May 3rd, 2001

All employees must return their Pitt- FLEX open enrollment forms to the Human Resources benefits office, 200 Craig Hall, by May 25. The benefits forms cover life, accidental death and dismemberment, and dependent term life insurances; medical and prescription insurances; vision insurance; dental insurance, and flexible spending account options. All employees covered by Pitt's benefits […]

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