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Volume 33 Issue 17

Pitt expert calls current hate crimes laws too narrow >

May 3rd, 2001

A year ago, Pittsburgh was racked by two apparently racially motivated fatal shooting sprees, calling attention locally to so-called hate crimes. Richard Baumhammers and Ronald Taylor, who have been charged in the separate incidents, are back in the news, with Baumhammers currently standing trial and Taylor awaiting trial. The 1998 headline-grabbing murders of Matthew Shepard […]

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Greensburg concludes internal campaign >

May 3rd, 2001

Last month, the Greensburg campus concluded its first internal campaign fund-raising effort since the mid-1980s with an overall participation rate of 76 percent. The 11-week campaign was part of the campus's $12.6 million "Investing in Excellence" capital campaign, set to continue until 2005. "We are very pleased with this extraordinary level of participation," said Greensburg […]

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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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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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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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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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