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Volume 40 Issue 14

Neurology prof jailed in sex sting >

March 20th, 2008

Pitt neurology faculty member R. Wesley Farris II remains jailed following his arrest in a sex sting in which he is charged with arranging to meet a child for sex through phone calls with an undercover agent posing as the uncle of a 10-year-old girl. According to the complaint filed in federal court in Pittsburgh, […]

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Steam line installation continues to disrupt traffic >

March 20th, 2008

Road closings on Darragh Street near Salk Hall are coming to an end. The road will remain closed between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Friday as work continues on the installation of a new steam line near Salk Hall. Starting Monday, the excavation work will shift to Terrace Street. One lane will be […]

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5-digit dialing between Pitt, UPMC ends March 31 >

March 20th, 2008

Five-digit dialing between University and UPMC phone numbers is coming to an end. As of March 31, callers from Pitt will need to dial 9, followed by the 10-digit phone number to reach UPMC lines. Speed dialers and autodial keys will need to be reprogrammed to reflect the changes. Although calls will be dialed as […]

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Fifth Avenue lane closures continue >

March 20th, 2008

Lane closures that began this week on Fifth Avenue near Robinson Street will continue 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through late April, and PennDOT is advising drivers to seek alternate routes. The lane closings are needed to allow contractors to place fill materials as part of the construction of a new wall above the new northbound ramp […]

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Pitt ranked among top public research schools >

March 20th, 2008

For the second consecutive year, Pitt ranks in the uppermost tier of U.S. public research universities, according to “The Top American Research Universities,” the recently issued 2007 annual report of the Center for Measuring University Performance. The report again places Pitt in the company of six other public research universities: University of California-Berkeley, UCLA, University […]

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Med school wins award >

March 20th, 2008

The School of Medicine has received the Paul R. Wright Award for Excellence in Medical Education from the American Medical Student Association. The award recognizes a school whose achievements in medical education foster the development of socially responsive physicians. The winner is chosen by the nation’s medical students. Pitt was selected from a national pool […]

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Chemical inventory completed for Homeland Security >

March 20th, 2008

Pitt has completed its chemical inventory list as required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under a mandate from Homeland Security issued Nov. 20, institutions of all kinds nationally were required to inventory their holdings of more than 325 used or stored “chemicals of interest,” that is, chemicals that in sufficient quantities pose a […]

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Engineering school stationery to be turned into tiles >

March 20th, 2008

Civil and environmental engineering PhD student and IGERT fellow Bhavna Sharma, at left, collects outdated stationery from EXCEL program staff member Dominique Herring in Benedum Hall. The renaming of Pitt’s School of Engineering last December for University benefactor John A. Swanson made it necessary for the new name to be reflected in print school-wide. Overnight, […]

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Public speaks out on Real ID >

March 20th, 2008

Thanks to spring break, many faculty members and students weren’t on campus last week. But members of the state House of Representatives intergovernmental affairs committee were. Pitt played host March 13 to the third of five public hearings being held statewide to determine how the state will respond to the federal Real ID Act of […]

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Voter registration deadline is March 24 >

March 20th, 2008

The deadline for voter registration for the April 22 Pennsylvania primary is 5 p.m. March 24. Those who are eligible to vote but have not registered before, whose name or address has changed or who wish to change political party affiliation must submit the voter registration form to the Allegheny County Board of Elections. Voter […]

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