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Volume 39 Issue 1

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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Prostate cancer screenings available >

August 31st, 2006

UPMC Cancer Centers and Pitt’s Department of Urology are offering free prostate cancer screenings Sept. 19 and 21, 5-7 p.m., at the Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Ave., Suite 209. During the next 10 years, the total number of men in the United States diagnosed with prostate cancer is expected to increase by 40 percent […]

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UCIS director sought >

August 31st, 2006

A search committee has been formed for the senior director of international programs/director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The new director, who will report to the provost, will succeed William I. Brustein, who has accepted a position at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, effective January 2007. (See June 22 University Times.) UCIS is […]

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UPT quilt given to Tanzanian hospital >

August 31st, 2006

A quilt created by Pitt-Titusville student accounts manager Kathleen Plyler, is on display at Nyakahanga Hospital in Tanzania in commemoration of five years of collaboration between the University and the hospital. The work includes an original African wax batik purchased by UPT faculty during a 2005 trip. UPT anthropology and biology professor Linda Winkler delivered […]

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