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Volume 38 Issue 20

Disability law program established >

June 8th, 2006

It is estimated that close to 20 percent of the U.S. population, nearly 54 million people, have a disability. Pitt’s School of Law has developed a certificate in disability legal studies program to address the needs of these individuals and those who work with them. “Disability law pervades so many areas of life that it […]

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UPJ President Etheridge to retire >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt-Johnstown President Albert L. Etheridge will retire from his position June 30, 2007. Etheridge was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. before he became UPJ president in 1994. His decision to step down, he said, was “a matter of deciding that I’d had a very productive 12 […]

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Pitt recognized for commuter benefits >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt is among 72 schools in 26 states on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inaugural list of “Best Workplaces for Commuters From Colleges and Universities.” Collectively, these schools offered more than 568,000 employees commuter benefits that resulted in the annual saving of an estimated 30 million gallons of gasoline and $86 million in gasoline […]

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Boulevard bridge demolition delayed >

June 8th, 2006

A delay in the start of the demolition of the Boulevard of the Allies bridge over Forbes Avenue means that summer cruising for Oakland motorists should be free of significant new lane closures or detours, and the return of students for the fall term should be unencumbered by additional traffic problems. “Arrival Survival will not […]

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Student fees to increase >

June 8th, 2006

Certain student fees are expected to rise beginning in the fall. The Board of Trustees student affairs committee last month endorsed a $20 increase in the student computing network and services fee at all campuses, bringing it to $150 per term for full-time students. Part-time students would pay $75 per term, an increase of $10. […]

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“Tube” director O’Toole addresses law graduates >

June 8th, 2006

In times of national crisis, history records a pattern, Pitt School of Law 2006 graduates were told at their May 27 commencement ceremony. But has society learned from these lessons of history? “Something fearful happens. The government takes strong action to alleviate the fear. After a time, the fear passes, and everyone condemns the government’s […]

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UPMC wins ad awards >

June 8th, 2006

Promotional materials for UPMC have garnered gold status recognition in the 23rd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report, a national health care marketing newspaper. Individual productions created for UPMC by The Paradiso Group, a Pittsburgh-based advertising agency, were recognized for excellence among ad entries from health care institutions, […]

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UPB staff speak their minds >

June 8th, 2006

A survey of full-time staff at Pitt’s Bradford campus has pinpointed some common issues, sparked some improvements and spurred some initiatives. The on-line, anonymous survey garnered 92 responses out of a staff of 120, said UPB Staff Association President Bridgett M. Passauer. All non-union, full-time staff at Pitt-Bradford automatically are members of the Staff Association. […]

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UPB nursing scholarship established >

June 8th, 2006

Cheryl and Widad Bazzoui of Bradford have donated $10,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for nursing students at Pitt’s Bradford campus. The Bazzoui Associate Degree in Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a student in his or her final year who is pursuing an associate of science degree in nursing and has financial need. The […]

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Finnish Nationality Room design chosen >

June 8th, 2006

Future students attending class in 306 Cathedral of Learning will be seeing stars thanks to the Big Dipper-themed design of the proposed Finnish Nationality Room. New York Times graphics editor and Finnish expatriate Mika Gröndahl unveiled his winning design last week in the Cathedral’s Commons Room to Finnish dignitaries, including a representative from the consul […]

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