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Volume 41 Issue 1

Day of Caring sign-ups filling fast >

August 28th, 2008

The 18th annual Pitt Day of Caring is set for Sept. 26. More than 300 Pitt volunteers already have signed up, filling 13 of the 14 scheduled projects. Still available for volunteers is the “creating affordable housing” project, according to Pitt Volunteer Pool coordinator Steve Zupcic. In that project, Pitt volunteers will assist Oakland Planning […]

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What's New? Things >

August 28th, 2008
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WISER gets national endorsement >

August 28th, 2008

Pitt’s Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER) is one of the first simulation centers in the country to obtain the endorsement of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The society is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and to […]

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New retirement plan option to be offered >

August 28th, 2008
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Oct. 6 voter deadline looms >

August 28th, 2008

The deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 6. Registration forms must be received in the Allegheny County Board of Elections or postmarked by that date. Those who are eligible to vote but have not registered before, whose name or address has changed, or who wish to change political party […]

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On Teaching: 6 award-winning psych profs share their thoughts >

August 28th, 2008
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Allegheny Observatory open house >

August 28th, 2008

Reservations are required for Allegheny Observatory’s Oct. 3 open house, which will be held 7-10 p.m.Visitors can roam the observatory and peer into the night sky through the 30-inch Thaw Refractor telescope, a 47-foot instrument normally reserved for research. In addition, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will set up telescopes on the […]

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Standardized patients help train med students >

August 28th, 2008

Over the past three years, Dave Crawford has been alcoholic, suicidal and a sufferer of chest pains, back pains and belly pains. And he liked it all. Crawford is among about 100 people Pitt hires to portray such maladies for its medical students, who learn how to examine and interact with a variety of patients. […]

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