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Volume 39 Issue 1

Recycled furniture sale a success >

August 31st, 2006

An Oakland nonprofit organization has hopped on the “Redd Up Pittsburgh” bandwagon with a summer-long effort to recycle cast-off furniture and other household items in Oakland. Each year, as Pitt students vacate their off-campus residences at the end of spring term, large numbers of discarded pieces — desks, dressers, tables, chairs — are strewn about […]

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Pitt rises in US News ranking >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt tied for 57th — up one spot from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, marking the sixth year in a row the University has risen in this national category. Pitt tied with Boston University and Ohio State University. Pitt […]

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National fitness plan based on Pitt research >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, part of the School of Education, is joining with local corporate, medical and community partners to launch the Pittsburgh arm of “America on the Move,” a collaborative initiative to help Pittsburghers get healthy. The community-wide initiative, targeting the greater Pittsburgh region, was launched this week with media messaging […]

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Pitt ranking “at a glance” >

August 31st, 2006

U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 “best colleges” edition also features “your school at a glance” quick facts, including a breakdown of the undergraduate student body. For fall 2005 enrollment at Pitt, 85 percent of students come from Pennsylvania; 89 percent of students are full time; 52 percent of students are female (total women: 8,823; […]

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Oak Hill developer appeals suit dismissal >

August 31st, 2006

A lawsuit filed in federal court against the University by the developer of Oak Hill — an 80-acre residential area adjacent to Pitt’s upper campus — was dismissed last month. But the plaintiff, Beacon/Corcoran Jennison (B/CJ) Partners, LLC, a Boston-based residential real estate development company, has appealed the decision. The federal suit, filed May 1, […]

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How Pitt ranks vs. Pa. schools >

August 31st, 2006

A comparison of select Pennsylvania institutions from data in U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 “best colleges” edition: • Acceptance rate: Pitt accepted 53 percent (up from 49 percent in last year’s U.S. News data) of its applicants for fall 2005’s entering class (of 18,153 total applicants); Penn State, 62 percent (29,904 applicants); Carnegie Mellon, […]

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Pitt named Parkinson's research center >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt has been named an American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research, a designation that places it in a group with eight other leading institutions in the United States. J. Timothy Greenamyre, UPMC Endowed Professor of Neurology and chief, movement disorders division at the medical school, will direct the center and […]

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Pitt ranks No. 37 globally >

August 31st, 2006

In a recently released web-based ranking feature titled “The Complete List: The Top 100 Global Universities,” Newsweek International has listed Pitt 10th among U.S. public universities and 37th among all universities worldwide. For its top 100 ranking, Newsweek International stated that it took 50 percent of its individual scores from equal parts of three measures […]

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Health plan adds more pharmacy options >

August 31st, 2006

UPMC Health Plan announced this month that it is partnering with St. Louis-based Express-Scripts, Inc. to provide pharmacy benefits management services, effective Jan. 1. Express-Scripts is one of America’s largest pharmacy benefit managers and provides pharmacy benefits to more than 55 million patients through facilities in 13 states and Canada through employers, managed-care plans, unions […]

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