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Volume 38 Issue 2

Prostate cancer screenings available >

September 15th, 2005

Prostate cancer is a serious health concern for American men, especially for African- American men who are nearly twice as likely to die from this disease as white men. During the next 10 years, the total number of men in the U.S. diagnosed with prostate cancer is expected to increase by 40 percent from approximately […]

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Regional campuses assist relief efforts >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt’s four regional campuses also have stepped forward with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Following are some examples of those efforts. Bradford Affiliates of Pitt-Bradford’s master of social work program and members of the Nontraditional Student Association are sponsoring Operation Blankets and Bears for youngsters affected by Hurricane Katrina. The groups are seeking new, gender-neutral teddy […]

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Correction >

September 15th, 2005

The “Changing Face of Medicine” exhibit, currently on display in Falk Library, will run through Oct. 14. An incorrect date was published in the Sept. 1 University Times.

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Schenley Plaza project on track >

September 15th, 2005

The Schenley Plaza conversion project is on schedule and on budget. The $10 million plaza project is converting the former surface parking lot between Carnegie and Hillman libraries into a public park area. The park is expected to be available for public use next spring, according to G. Reynolds Clark, Pitt vice chancellor for Community […]

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Pitt explores alternative to Semester at Sea >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt is looking into options for replacing the Semester at Sea (SAS) program. Provost James Maher provided an update to Senate Council this week at the request of University Senate President Irene Frieze, who said that SAS was the most frequently discussed subject on campus this summer. In June, Pitt ended its 24-year relationship with […]

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Fall brings PeopleSoft software system >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt faculty, staff and students, get used to it: PeopleSoft now is the only game in town for accessing and compiling student transaction information. With a couple exceptions, Pitt’s new PeopleSoft Student Administration system is up and running, replacing the ISIS system University-wide. The two-year project was completed Aug. 28, the day before fall term […]

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New Titusville president lays out his vision for the campus >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt’s Titusville campus — “the little engine that could,” according to its new president — will become a significant force in the Pitt system under an agenda proffered this month. President William A. Shields, who took over the helm at UPT Aug. 1, laid out his goals and vision for the future on Sept. 1 […]

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Pitt begins year-long athletics self study >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt announced this month that it will begin a yearlong, campus-wide self-study of its athletics program as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics certification program. The NCAA is an organization of more than 300 colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. The certification program’s purpose is to help ensure […]

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