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Volume 34 Issue 19

Good news, bad news for 5th Avenue travelers >

May 30th, 2002

There's good news and bad news for Oakland commuters. The contra-traffic-flow bus lane on Fifth Avenue outbound from Downtown will be closed only for six-eight weeks this summer, instead of up to three years as was previously proposed. But all other traffic will be restricted to two lanes on a section of Fifth for the […]

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UCIS to study participation in international education >

May 30th, 2002

Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has received a $75,000 grant from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) for a one-year research project on participation in international education by underrepresented groups. The UCIS proposal, submitted last year, was one of six from U.S. institutions of higher education recently given grants by NSEP. The grants […]

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Pitt softball team has new home, some other teams still "wandering" >

May 30th, 2002

While Pitt's football team has a new home at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh's North Side, and the men's and women's basketball teams will be playing next season in the new Petersen Events Center, there are still a few nomad intercollegiate teams that were displaced when 75-year-old Pitt Stadium was torn down in 1999. One of […]

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Travelers advised about medication >

May 30th, 2002

Travelers should remember their prescriptions and related information, a Pitt expert cautions. "A trip can be instantly spoiled when you realize your medicine is lost," says Nicole Ansani, associate director of the Drug Information Center at Pitt's School of Pharmacy. Ansani offers the following tips: * Before a trip, make a list of the medicine […]

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Working abroad is worth exploring: Pitt staffer extols virtues of working overseas >

May 30th, 2002

What do stray cats, gun-toting hitchhikers, Albert Schweitzer, human teeth on display, a diplomatic reception for the king and queen of Greece, a pink elephant, and spectacular vistas of mountains and villages in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa have in common? They're all part of a new videotape produced by Pitt's E. […]

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Bradford to start teacher certification program >

May 30th, 2002

Pitt's Bradford campus has received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to certify teachers in 12 academic areas, the first time the campus has had its own teacher certification program. Pitt-Bradford has had a program to prepare students to become elementary teachers, said Clythera Hornung, assistant professor of education. To prepare students to be […]

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