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Volume 39 Issue 11

Program emphasizes writing, speaking skills >

February 8th, 2007

For the eighth consecutive year, communication skills are ranked at the top of the list of qualities that employers find most important in job candidates, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2007 job outlook survey. At the same time, the survey found employers rank communication as the skill most lacking in new […]

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UPB offers 1-year teacher certification >

February 8th, 2007

Pitt’s Bradford campus now is offering a one-year certification opportunity for people interested in a career in teaching who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. The professional year program allows students to complete all course work and student-teach in a single calendar year by taking courses on a summer, fall and spring schedule. “The professional […]

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Panther love: Couples meet, marry at Pitt >

February 8th, 2007

For better or for worse, February is the time when love is in the air. Hearts and flowers rule as Valentine’s Day melts the midwinter chill with heartwarming sentiments. Romance can be found anywhere, but the workplace is high on the list. A 2005 office romance survey by online business and career information site Vault.com […]

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Grant aids UPMC's “green” efforts >

February 8th, 2007

UPMC has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments to help develop a comprehensive environmental stewardship and disease prevention program, building on already extensive “green” efforts throughout the health system. UPMC will establish a new senior leadership position, director of environmental initiatives, to promote healthy work and patient care environments in all UPMC […]

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Campus police set up shop in new public safety building >

February 8th, 2007

Pitt’s police department has settled into its home in the new public safety building on Forbes Avenue at Halket Street. While Chief Timothy Delaney and the department’s detectives and administrators moved into the building in late January, Feb. 1 marked the first day for officers to officially turn out for roll call in the new […]

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Eating disorder center expands >

February 8th, 2007

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) last month opened its expanded Center for Overcoming Problem Eating (COPE). The renovation expanded COPE from 11 to 20 beds, and will allow care for more children, adolescents and adults with anorexia and bulimia nervosa. COPE programs include: inpatient services, which provide for patients who are severely underweight and/or […]

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Poet laments lack of truth in discourse >

February 8th, 2007

“What is truly important is what we cannot forget — even if we try,” said one of the area’s most prominent authors Feb. 1 in a lecture at Benedum Auditorium titled “The Power of Less: Poetry and Public Speech.” Events, people and places live on like aging photos, dated by their years, said Samuel Hazo, […]

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