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Volume 39 Issue 19

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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Bridge project forces more lane closings >

May 31st, 2007

A new lane closure is in place on the Boulevard of the Allies as contractors begin work on a new retaining wall from Fifth Avenue onto the boulevard as part of a $29 million, two-year project that will replace the Boulevard of the Allies bridge over Forbes Avenue. The project also includes the reconfiguration of […]

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Staff leaders meet to air issues >

May 31st, 2007

Staff leaders from Pitt’s five campuses met last week to discuss common workplace issues, such as flexible work schedules, chronic low salaries and emergency procedures, as well as campus-specific issues and initiatives. Staff association representatives from Pitt’s five regionals met May 24 at the Greensburg campus for the annual Council of Campuses meeting. Staff associations […]

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Street closings planned in Oakland >

May 31st, 2007

Parts of Oakland’s major arteries will be closed on certain weekends in June, as Facilities Management lifts maintenance equipment onto the roofs of Litchfield Towers. Fifth Avenue between DeSoto Street and University Place will be closed 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on June 9, and 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 10. Forbes Avenue between Bouquet Street and […]

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Pitt tallies its pollution cuts, energy use savings >

May 31st, 2007

Over the past decade Pitt has saved an estimated $21.2 million in reduced energy consumption by “going green.” That was one the highlights of a presentation by Facilities Management at this month’s Faculty Assembly meeting. According to Joseph Fink, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, Pitt’s green initiatives fall into a handful of categories: energy […]

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