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Volume 39 Issue 12

Traffic alert: Oakland portal bridge project to begin March 19 >

February 22nd, 2007

The road improvement project that encompasses the long-awaited, much-needed replacement of the Boulevard of the Allies Bridge and construction of a new portal into Oakland is slated to start in mid-March. “We have an anticipated notice to proceed March 19,” said Mavis Rainey of the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA). But don’t look for detours […]

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Correction >

February 22nd, 2007

M. Leon Skolnick, a radiologist in the School of Medicine, was identified incorrectly as the late M. Leon Skolnick in the Feb. 8 Research Notes section of the University Times. We regret the error.

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For some Pitt employees, work is no haven from the weather >

February 22nd, 2007

Perhaps Punxsutawney Phil was right after all and spring is just around the corner. But it will take more than a few days with temperatures in the relatively balmy 40s to convince plenty of Pittsburghers that the groundhog’s timing was just a bit askew rather than completely off the mark when he made his prediction. […]

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University Orchestra to premier pieces by 2 Pitt profs >

February 22nd, 2007

Two works written by music department faculty members will have their world premiere at a March 1 concert in the Bellefield Hall auditorium. The works, “Pulse Stream” by Amy Williams and “ardent life” by Roger Zahab, were commissioned by the Atlantic chapter of the Music Library Association as part of the group’s joint conference with […]

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Drue Heinz lit prize winner announced >

February 22nd, 2007

The 27th annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize was awarded to Kirk Nesset for his manuscript, “Paradise Road.” The winning submission was chosen by author Hilary Masters from nearly 300 entries and will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this fall. Nesset, who teaches creative writing and literature at Allegheny College, said the stories […]

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UPMC reports 15% gain >

February 22nd, 2007

Driven by growing patient volumes, higher insurance services membership and a strong investment portfolio, UPMC reported a 15 percent gain in total revenue, to a record $3.3 billion, for the six months ending Dec. 31. Excess margin — or margin from operations and investment activity — rose 52 percent to $342 million. UPMC added the […]

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