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Volume 33 Issue 22

Board of Trustees gets new chairperson: Dietrich >

July 12th, 2001

In his first interview as chairperson of Pitt's Board of Trustees, William S. Dietrich II: * Defended next fall's 7.5 percent tuition hike, the highest at Pitt since 1988. * Gave Chancellor Mark Nordenberg a strong vote of confidence. "I would not have taken this job in the first place had I not been very […]

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Lung cancer initiative gets $12 million grant >

July 12th, 2001

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has received a five-year, $12 million federal grant to study lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The award from the National Cancer Institute is called a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE). UPCI is one of only six centers to receive the […]

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With 2 years remaining, capital campaign has raised 82% of its $500 million goal >

July 12th, 2001

Pitt's capital campaign has raised nearly $412 million toward its $500 million goal, more than any other nonprofit institution in western Pennsylvania has ever raised, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the Board of Trustees on June 28. The University is completing the fourth year of its fundraising campaign, which continues through June 30, 2003. Nordenberg said […]

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Connolly assesses progress made during his tenure as board chairperson >

July 12th, 2001

During J.W. Connolly's six years as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Pitt senior administrators' pay raises far outstripped those of most faculty and staff, both in dollars and percentage increases. But Connolly — whose final term as board chairperson ended June 30 — believes Pitt has yet to institute a compensation system that appropriately […]

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Phone dialing changes go into effect July 12 >

July 12th, 2001

Starting today, Pittsburgh campus staff, faculty and students must change their telephone dialing habits at work as well as at home. Pitt is dropping the 1 from the old 9-1 dialing system needed to get an outside line from the Pittsburgh campus. The change coincides with a mandated change to 10-digit dialing for all local […]

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Student Affairs vice provost steps down >

July 12th, 2001

Sharon L. Johnson, vice provost for Student Affairs and dean of students since last July, has stepped down to assume a faculty appointment in the School of Education, according to Provost James V. Maher. The provost has named Vice Provost Jack L. Daniel interim dean of students, effective July 2. Robert Pack, vice provost for […]

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Pitt, Port Authority renegotiating contract >

July 12th, 2001

Port Authority of Allegheny County and Pitt officials met this month to renegotiate the contract for free rides for Pittsburgh campus I.D.-holders. But some details need to be worked out before the current contract expires July 31, both sides said. In a February letter, the Port Authority told University officials that it expected "an increase […]

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UPMC plans to market certain alternative medicine programs >

July 12th, 2001

UPMC Health System is world famous for breakthroughs in cutting-edge specialties such as organ transplantation and bioengineering. But the system also is moving ahead with its study and practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including some non-Western therapies that are centuries old. Expect to see a major marketing campaign this fall, promoting UPMC programs […]

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Acupuncture: Disagreeing over its merits >

July 12th, 2001

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is gaining acceptance among Western physicians, but one doctor's CAM can be another's sham. Take acupuncture, as a pointed example. Dating back thousands of years, the Chinese technique of puncturing the body with needles at key points is supposed to stimulate positive energy flow, relieving pain and curing allergies. It […]

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University establishes guidelines for development of web pages >

July 12th, 2001

As more people are getting more information via the Internet, Pitt's administration wants University web sites to present a consistent graphic image and content. This month, the Office of Public Affairs issued web design guidelines and recommendations for Pitt units, as part of a three-year initiative. As of July 1, new or substantially updated Pitt […]

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