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Volume 40 Issue 12

Wishes for end-of-life care, organ donation can conflict >

February 21st, 2008

Recent changes in the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) have created potential conflict between an organ donor and his or her organs. The 2006 UAGA, designed to eliminate some potential roadblocks that can hinder organ donation, has raised ethical concerns among critical-care physicians and others who have pointed out that language in the act requires […]

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Pitt prof gets fined for mailing bacteria >

February 21st, 2008

Pitt professor Robert Ferrell has been fined $500 for his role in obtaining biological organisms for a Buffalo art professor. U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara also sentenced Ferrell to a year of unsupervised release, but no jail time, in his Feb. 11 decision. Ferrell, a professor in the Graduate School of Public Health’s […]

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Chancellor's staff awards announced >

February 21st, 2008

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has named the recipients of the 2008 chancellor’s awards for staff excellence in service to the University and the community. The service awards, open to all classified and union full- and part-time staff members who have been employed at the University for at least five years, are the highest awards that […]

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Darragh St. restrictions altered >

February 21st, 2008

Upcoming events are pre-empting several days of scheduled Darragh Street closings. Darragh is closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday between Terrace and Allequippa streets to allow crews to install a new west loop steam line 20 feet underground. However, the street will remain open Friday to accommodate traffic expected for the […]

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Chancellor's faculty awards announced >

February 21st, 2008

Winners of the 2008 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching and distinguished research have been announced. Distinguished teaching award winners are: Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences (A&S); Susan M. Dunmire, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine; William M. Klein, Department of Psychology (A&S); John M. McGrath, Department of […]

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Prosthetics/orthotics program launched >

February 21st, 2008

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is launching a new master’s of science degree program in prosthetics and orthotics in its Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. Prosthetics and orthotics involves the evaluation, fabrication and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. The five-term, 66-credit program is designed to meet National Commission […]

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New PA open-records law has lesser effect on state-relateds >

February 21st, 2008

Pennsylvania’s new open-records law will not have as broad an effect on Pitt and its fellow state-related universities as on other entities covered under the right-to-know legislation. While State System of Higher Education schools are included among the commonwealth agencies that must name an open-records officer and be subject to the open-records requirements, fewer disclosures […]

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Pitt sets up tax info hotline >

February 21st, 2008

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions about W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline, 412/624-8070 (option 9), will be in effect through April 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Employees also can submit inquiries online at payrollinfo@bc.pitt.edu. Questions regarding form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding form 1098T (tuition […]

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