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Volume 39 Issue 23

UPMC smokers seek haven at Pitt >

July 26th, 2007

The new UPMC smoke-free policy is yielding some early health effects in the Oakland area: Some smokers at UPMC are getting a bit more exercise while some Pitt employees are finding their blood pressure on the rise. UPMC security personnel are enforcing a July 1 ban on smoking on all UPMC-owned or leased property, asking […]

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Pedestrian & bicyclist forums planned >

July 26th, 2007

Those who travel Oakland on two feet or two wheels have two opportunities to offer their 2 cents’ worth to city officials in August. An Oakland bicycle planning meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Pitt’s Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105 AB, 3550 Terrace Street; and for those who may have missed an […]

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CGS's Osher Institute awarded $1 million >

July 26th, 2007

Pitt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) — which offers a wide array of courses to adults 55 and older — has received a $1 million endowment from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation. The gift will allow OLLI, part of the College of General Studies, to continue to offer noncredit courses to its membership of […]

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UPMC establishes Disabilities Resource Center >

July 26th, 2007

A specialist with extensive expertise in coordinating resources for people with disabilities has joined UPMC as part of a program to enrich health care services for disabled patients, their families and caregivers. Susan V. Schaeffer, director of UPMC’s new Disabilities Resource Center, formerly directed a similar program at Washington State University. Schaeffer’s goals include helping […]

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Law & social work start joint program >

July 26th, 2007

Law and social work have established a new joint-degree program through which students can earn Master of Social Work (MSW) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degrees. The MSW-JD program will enable students with interests in a wide range of areas where law and social work converge — such as child welfare, aging, health, mental health, juvenile […]

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Closures set for BST3 entrance, 5th Ave. >

July 26th, 2007

The front entrance of the Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3) will be closed on July 28 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two lanes on Fifth Avenue in front of the BST3 will be closed to traffic during this period as Facilities Management personnel lift maintenance equipment via crane to the roof of the building. […]

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