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Volume 39 Issue 3

Magee-Womens earns environmental recognition >

September 28th, 2006

Magee-Womens Hospital has received national recognition for its environmental efforts from Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, an organization founded jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Hospital and American Nurses associations and Health Care Without Harm. Magee received the “Making Medicine Mercury Free” award, a one-time citation for hospitals that have met the […]

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Suit over Allegheny College student's suicide exposes issues >

September 28th, 2006

In a case watched closely on college campuses, a Crawford County jury ruled Aug. 31 that an Allegheny College counselor and consulting psychologist were not at fault in the suicide of a student under their care. The civil suit was filed by Deborah and Charles Mahoney III, who alleged the defendants’ negligence contributed to the […]

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Falk Pharmacy expands campus delivery >

September 28th, 2006

Beginning Oct. 2, Falk Pharmacy will offer a free prescription-delivery service to Pitt employees enrolled in the UPMC Health Plan who work in the following campus buildings: Benedum Hall, Craig Hall, Hillman Library, Medical Arts Building, Posvar Hall and Sennott Square. In Craig Hall, prescriptions will be delivered to the first-floor reception area, where faculty […]

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Constitution Day looks at judicial independence >

September 28th, 2006

Judicial independence was the topic at Pitt’s School of Law and more than 100 law schools nationwide as colleges and universities marked this year’s Constitution Day with special programming. “This topic is both timely and critically important to the continued vitality of our nation’s system of government,” law school Dean Mary A. Crossley told a […]

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Award goes to bioethics & health law center >

September 28th, 2006

The Greenwall Foundation, one of the leading foundation funders of bioethics education in the United States, has created a visiting professorship in honor of the late Oscar M. Ruebhausen, a former chairman of the foundation’s board of trustees. Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law is the first recipient of the award, which will be […]

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SAC wants wellness incentives, expanded services >

September 28th, 2006

The Staff Association Council (SAC) has endorsed the addition of wellness incentives to Pitt’s fitness for life program, and well as expanding the mental health services offered by the faculty and staff assistance program (FSAP). SAC voted unanimously last week to support two proposals proffered by its benefits committee. The first proposal calls for adding […]

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Starrett poetry prize winner announced >

September 28th, 2006

Pittsburgh author Nancy Krygowski is the 2006 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first full-length book of poetry. Her manuscript, “Velocity,” was selected from several hundred entries and will be published by the Press in fall 2007. Established in 1981, the Starrett prize […]

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