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Volume 38 Issue 1

Observatory plans open house >

September 1st, 2005

The Allegheny Observatory will hold its annual open house 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23. The deadline for registration is Sept. 16. The event is free, but reservations are required: 412/321-2400. Open house is the only time when the observatory’s research instrument, the 30-inch Thaw refractor, is available to the public. Visitors also will be shown a […]

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Pitt moves up 7 spots in U.S. News annual rankings >

September 1st, 2005

Pitt tied for 58th among the nation’s Ph.D.-granting universities, and tied for 19th among such public universities, in the 2006 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, marking the fifth year in a row the University has risen in those two categories. Regarding the U.S. News annual rankings, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg commented, […]

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Pitt Arts program expands >

September 1st, 2005

Two new partnerships forged with the PITT ARTS program will provide Pitt students, faculty and staff with a broader taste of the city’s cultural offerings this year. PITT ARTS’ cheap seats program offers deeply discounted tickets to members of the Pitt community for some of the city’s most sought after cultural events. New partners this […]

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How Pitt stacks up with PA schools >

September 1st, 2005

A comparison of select Pennsylvania institutions from data in U.S. News and World Report’s 2006 “best colleges” edition: • Acceptance rate: Pitt accepted 49 percent (up from 46 percent in last year’s U.S. News data) of its applicants for fall 2004’s entering class (of 18,973 total applicants); Penn State, 58 percent (30,122 applicants); Carnegie Mellon, […]

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Exhibit celebrates women in medicine >

September 1st, 2005

Outstanding women in the medical professions are the subject of a new national traveling exhibition, with Pitt’s Falk Library in Scaife Hall as the first host. The National Library of Medicine is honoring women who have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine — including 10 women with Pitt connections — through a traveling multi-media […]

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A Pitt snapshot >

September 1st, 2005

U.S. News and World Report’s 2006 “best colleges” edition also features “your school at a glance” quick facts, including a breakdown of the undergraduate student body. At Pitt, 85 percent of students come from Pennsylvania; 87 percent of students reside in the U.S. northeast; 88 percent of students are full-time; 52 percent of students are […]

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UPB to host Rockwell exhibit >

September 1st, 2005

The Bradford campus will host an exhibition of 11 original pieces of artwork by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), whose work spanned six decades, graced more than 300 covers of The Saturday Evening Post and reflected small-town American life. The Rockwell exhibit is being loaned to Pitt-Bradford by two UPB alumni, Jack and Martha (Mackowski) Campbell, who […]

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Pitt joins non-profit group pledging money to aid city >

September 1st, 2005

This month, a new coalition of an unspecified number of city non-profit institutions signed a preliminary three-year agreement with Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy that calls for the participants to contribute money voluntarily to the city’s financially strapped coffers. Pitt spokesperson Robert Hill confirmed this week that the University is a member of the Pittsburgh Public […]

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UPMC garners national awards >

September 1st, 2005

UPMC has won a number of awards recently. • U.S. News & World Report’s 2005 Best Hospitals Survey placed UPMC 13th, higher than any other hospital in Pennsylvania. UPMC also was among the country’s 16 leading hospitals that earned a place on the magazine’s honor roll out of more than 6,000 eligible institutions. UPMC has […]

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