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Volume 34 Issue 17

Change in evening class time begins next year >

May 2nd, 2002

Beginning in spring term 2003, undergraduate evening class times that formerly were scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. will start at 6 p.m., the University registrar said. According to Sam Conte, no later-evening classes will be scheduled except under special circumstances. Pitt traditionally has scheduled two evening classes with the second one beginning at 8:20 […]

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Majority of Pittsburgh Magazine's "best docs" are Pitt/UPMC physicians >

May 2nd, 2002

More than 250 physicians in 34 specialties from Pitt's School of Medicine and UPMC Health System hospitals are included in the list of "best doctors" published in the April issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. This accounts for 75 percent of the total number of physicians named in the list. The current listing is the result of […]

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Pitt re-names March holiday >

May 2nd, 2002

There'll be no more complaints at Pitt about honoring "great Americans" with a holiday in March. The University officially has renamed its day off during spring recess, Spring Holiday. Elizabeth Baranger, vice provost for Graduate Studies, said the name change is permanent. "The holiday will still be the Friday during spring recess," she said. Spring […]

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Pitt helps to sponsor Race for Cure >

May 2nd, 2002

The 10th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held May 12 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. Pitt is a sponsor of the race and is providing space in the Posvar Hall galleria for […]

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ENERGY: Facilities Management takes harder look at big-ticket item >

May 2nd, 2002

With utility bills running more than $14 million a year on the Pittsburgh campus, Pitt is getting serious about its comprehensive energy plans, according to the associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management. Citing what she referred to as "the intricacies of energy management," Ana Guzman reported last month on a multi-pronged approach to coping with […]

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Marathon run to raise cancer research funds >

May 2nd, 2002

Kevin McClatchy, CEO and managing general partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will run the UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5 to raise money for cancer research in memory of his friend, Patti Burns, long-time KDKA-TV news anchorwoman who died of lung cancer last year. The Patti Burns Memorial Cancer Fund will support […]

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If it's a lock, it's a safe bet Roy Watters can open it >

May 2nd, 2002

No safe is safe from Roy Watters, as he proved again last month. Watters, a master machinist whose fulltime job for 22 years has been making scientific instruments for Pitt's chemistry department, was named the second-fastest safecracker in the world during a contest at the Safe and Vault Technicians Association convention in Reno, Nev. The […]

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UPMC launches mobile learning lab >

May 2nd, 2002

UPMC Health System is launching a mobile learning laboratory for paramedics and emergency medicine physicians that combines state-of-the-art audiovisual and simulation technology. The UPMC Health Van will be used for paramedic training and disaster response as well as for community health screenings and medical coverage for special events. The van holds enough space for two […]

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China exaggerated economic growth, prof's research shows >

May 2nd, 2002

While neighboring countries have struggled to recover from the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, China has been claiming economic growth rates of 7 percent or better in recent years. But a Pitt economics professor says those claims are exaggerated — so much so, that China's growth since 1997 may have been only 40 […]

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Venture provides emergency medical help for boaters >

May 2nd, 2002

UPMC Health System recently announced a joint venture with StarMD, LLC, that enables emergency medicine physicians to provide direct assistance to recreational boaters of Trade Wind Yachts. The service offers recreational boaters first-aid equipment and puts them in immediate contact with an emergency medicine physician in the event of an emergency. The contacted physician uses […]

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