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Volume 39 Issue 19

Oakland redd up tour redux >

May 31st, 2007

Pitt and city officials, including Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, hit the Oakland streets this month for another “redd up Oakland” inspection tour designed to counter landlord abuses and identify dilapidated properties. Joining the top officials were city code inspectors, who fanned out in central Oakland on May 9 and south Oakland on […]

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Transit cuts take effect June 17 >

May 31st, 2007

Major changes to bus service in the county go into effect June 17. The Port Authority of Allegheny County is cutting service by 15 percent, including eliminating 29 of the 213 weekday routes. Port Authority also will reduce positions by 374, including layoffs for 267 current employees, effective at the end of June. According to […]

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High-tech hide & seek >

May 31st, 2007

Thousands of people crisscross Pitt’s campuses each day. Faculty, staff, students and even geocachers — modern-day treasure hunters who look for hidden caches with the help of global positioning system (GPS) units. In a hobby that has caught on around the globe, geocachers hide caches in an interesting spot, then post the coordinates online (most […]

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Profs share insights on case-based learning >

May 31st, 2007

A move toward active learning methods that engage students has been changing the ambience of today’s college classrooms. In a wide range of classes, students are exposed to more than just a lecture-based method of learning. Case-based learning is one such active learning method. The practice aims to help students craft their analytical skills by […]

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The perils of girl talk >

May 31st, 2007

Why can’t men ask for directions? It’s a classic quirk that often leaves women wondering as well as wandering. Melissa McNeil of Pitt’s School of Medicine tackled that question in a lecture to female colleagues in the health sciences, “The Perils of Girl Talk: How to Survive in a Man’s World.” McNeil’s talk on gender […]

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Oakland walking program to begin >

May 31st, 2007

The Oakland community is invited to join in the “Ready, Set, Walk!” challenge, established by the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) in partnership with America on the Move’s (AOM) “Get Moving Pittsburgh.” The Oakland “Ready, Set, Walk!” challenge, which begins tomorrow, June 1, is a program developed to promote the healthy benefits of walking and […]

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