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Volume 33 Issue 17

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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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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Pitt to get portions of Frick archives >

May 3rd, 2001

The Helen Clay Frick Foundation and Pitt entered into an agreement last month that specifies the conditions for the University serving as the preferred access site for portions of the Frick Family Archives. Under the agreement, staff from the Frick collection will work with the University to identify those items in the Frick archives that […]

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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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Revising the curriculum: CAS considers changes in general education requirements >

May 3rd, 2001

The Greece of Plato and Pericles would seem to epitomize the glories of Western culture. But not in Pitt's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), where students may take courses on classical Greece to meet their non-Western cultures requirement. That's because CAS defines a "non-Western culture" as being one that is not part of modern […]

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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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Revising the curriculum: Faculty debate proposal to drop one natural sciences requirement >

May 3rd, 2001

At a time when the role of science — in everyday life as well as the public policy arena — is growing, should Pitt reduce the number of natural science courses that most of its undergraduates must pass in order to graduate? Not according to science professors who criticized the proposal during the April 24 […]

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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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