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Volume 38 Issue 1

Theatre season focuses on theme of memory >

September 1st, 2005

Theatre-goers can augment their theatrical recollection collection this season as the Pitt Repertory Theatre features plays and a companion multi-disciplinary seminar series centered on the theme of memory. “Flashbacks, narrators, mime, mystery, amazing revelations and, yes, ‘unforgettable’ characters will enrich your theatrical memory bank for many years to come,” says Attilio “Buck” Favorini, chair of […]

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Sept. 15 is new deadline for flex spending purchases >

September 1st, 2005

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently approved an extension period for participants in employee flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for health care and dependent daycare spending accounts. As a result, participants will have more time to spend funds that may remain in their FSA. Pitt participants were notified of the change by letter to their […]

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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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