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Volume 33 Issue 17

Pre-registration for Stargate ends >

May 3rd, 2001

Pre-registration for some special offers for the new Stargate Internet access service ended this week. But certain discounts continue to be available to new Pitt subscribers. Pitt entered a preferred agreement with Stargate, a local Internet service provider (ISP), on Feb. 5.(See University Times, Feb. 8.) Under the agreement, all authorized Pitt subscribers receive remote […]

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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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Fund-raiser supports UPJ arts >

May 3rd, 2001

A fund-raiser to support the arts at the Johnstown campus raised $17,000 this winter. The eighth annual Winter Jazz concert helps grow the Blackington Endowment, which supports the campus's Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. To date, the jazz event has raised $177,000. Winter Jazz is made possible by Mark E. Pasquerilla, who since 1993 has underwritten […]

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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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Pitt a sponsor of Race for the Cure >

May 3rd, 2001

The ninth annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held Sunday, May 13, in Schenley Park starting at 8:45 a.m. The 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk raise money to promote breast cancer awareness and honor survivors. The race, the largest in western Pennsylvania, attracting some 32,000 runners and walkers last year, benefits […]

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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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Kidney stone clinic established >

May 3rd, 2001

More than one million Americans will be diagnosed with a kidney stone this year, and 50 percent of these patients will develop a second kidney stone within 10 years. UPMC Health System has established the UPMC Kidney Stone Center to help patients prevent recurrence through medical and lifestyle adjustments. The centralized, multi-disciplinary center was organized […]

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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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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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