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Volume 39 Issue 1

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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CMU, Pitt rate as good neighbors >

August 31st, 2006

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon are among the nation’s 25 “best-neighbor” urban colleges and universities in a list released this month by Evan Dobelle, president of the New England Board of Higher Education. Dobelle chose for his list institutions of higher education that “because of their strong positive contributions of careful strategic planning and thoughtful use […]

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MLIS program reaccredited >

August 31st, 2006

The committee on accreditation of the American Library Association (ALA) announced recently that Pitt’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the School of Information Sciences received continued accreditation which will be in effect until 2013. The ALA, which has been accrediting intuitions of higher education since 1924, accredits 61 programs at 56 […]

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Bellefield fitness center expanded >

August 31st, 2006

Most New Year’s resolutions start Jan. 1, but Bellefield Fitness Center director Jeff Murphy hopes that the combination of a newly renovated fitness center, a new Bellefield Fit 4 Health program and the start of a new academic year will be a sufficient incentive to encourage faculty, staff and students to step up their personal […]

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