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Volume 40 Issue 2

Assembly approves smoking policy draft >

September 13th, 2007

Expansion of Pitt’s ban on indoor smoking to 15 feet outside main building entrances took another step toward becoming official policy this week. Faculty Assembly Tuesday voted without dissent to endorse the draft of an expanded smoking policy that was developed over the summer by Pitt administrators at the request of the University Senate benefits […]

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Observatory open house planned >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s Allegheny Observatory will hold its annual open house Sept. 28. Visitors can roam the observatory and peer into the night sky through the 30-inch Thaw Refractor telescope, a 47-foot-high telescope normally reserved for research. Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will set up telescopes on the observatory lawn for the public. If […]

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Pandemic plan outlined >

September 13th, 2007

A Pitt pandemic preparedness plan released this week can be applied to any widespread communicable disease outbreak that impacts the University community, officials say. A summary of the plan has been posted online. International public health officials say that pandemics, or worldwide epidemics, occur about every 30-50 years. Recent concerns about an avian influenza virus […]

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Asian studies to house Confucius Institute >

September 13th, 2007

The Chinese Ministry of Education has named Pitt’s Asian Studies Center as the first Confucius Institute in Pennsylvania. Confucius institutes comprise a network of international initiatives developed by the ministry’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), and are dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute at Pitt […]

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FSAP program expands >

September 13th, 2007

Are you the caregiver for an aging parent? Are you looking for child care or adoption services? Is your emotional or physical well-being compromised at work or at home? Are you just plain stressed out by it all? Help is available. Pitt’s faculty and staff assistance program (FSAP) is expanding its services to help Pitt […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Pitt >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt made gains in a number of institutional quality indicators reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2007-08 almanac issue, which ranks American colleges and universities in different categories: • In the category “Top Institutions in Federal Research-and-Development Expenditures for Science and Engineering,” Pitt is ranked 13th nationally in this year’s almanac, up from 14th […]

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Making Pitt Work: UPB master gardener Bob Harris >

September 13th, 2007

BRADFORD — One of the most enthusiastic teachers at Pitt-Bradford spends little time in the classroom. Instead, Bob Harris’s domain is the entire 317-acre campus where he pursues his lifelong passion for gardening. With a gentle manner and an easy smile, he dispenses snippets of knowledge — and perhaps a sample of an herb or […]

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Business schools launch new web sites >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s business schools have launched newly redesigned web sites. The new Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’s web site address is www.business.pitt.edu/katz/, the College of Business Administration’s new address is www.business.pitt.edu/cba/ and a joint Pitt business schools web site’s new address is http://www.business.pitt.edu/.

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Pitt Environmental Law Clinic appeals forest plan >

September 13th, 2007

An appeal filed by Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic is among those being considered by the U.S. Forest Service as it reviews comments on a land management plan for the Allegheny National Forest. The new forest plan, which would guide management of the 517,000- acre forest in northwestern Pennsylvania for the next 10-15 years, took effect […]

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Obituary: Beryl B. Haughton Jackson >

September 13th, 2007

Former nursing faculty member and Pitt alumna Beryl B. Haughton Jackson died Sept. 2, 2007. She was 83. Jackson retired from the University in 1991 after a decade as a faculty member in Pitt’s graduate program in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Born in Cambridge, Jamaica, as a child Haughton dreamed of being a nurse but put […]

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