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Volume 37 Issue 16

Benefits open enrollment runs through May 9 >

April 14th, 2005

Most Pitt employees will pay $6-$24 more a month for their UPMC medical insurance premiums beginning in July, but will save money on preventive care and health screenings. The cost to employees for the prescription drug, vision and dental plans will stay the same. The new health care plan is effective July 1. Details of […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Chuck Kinder >

April 14th, 2005

Drive 79 South until you’re well into West Virginia, then let Chuck Kinder take the wheel; that is, if you’re not afraid of beer joints, cussing, hillbillies and extraordinary story telling. Whether he’s complimenting an old friend on his tattoos or taking you back to his youth when he was a “testiclely-challenged boy,” Kinder’s escapades […]

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Senate presidential candidates on the issues >

April 14th, 2005

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency pits current Senate Vice President Irene Hanson Frieze, professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies, against the chair of the Senate’s educational policies committee (EPC), Evelyn O. Talbott, professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health. Each candidate has served on Faculty Assembly and […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Donald Gibson >

April 14th, 2005

In the 1930s, social critic Ferdinand Lundberg, in a book titled “America’s Sixty Families,” maintained that American journalism served only the wealthiest families — the Morgans, the Rockefellers, the Hearsts, the DuPonts and a handful of others — owners of the media outlets who controlled the messages. As a result, “truth is always secondary, very […]

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Pitt graduate programs ranked in U.S. News & World Report >

April 14th, 2005

Pitt was included among the nation’s top graduate schools in several disciplines and subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using measures such as peer assessments, entering students’ test scores, faculty/student ratios and reputation ratings drawn […]

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Undergrads win major awards >

April 14th, 2005

For the second consecutive year, Pitt students are winners in all three of the prestigious national congressional commemorative undergraduate scholarship competitions — the Harry S. Truman, Barry M. Goldwater and Morris K. Udall scholarships — joining Yale and Cornell as the only universities with student winners of all three scholarships in both 2004 and 2005. […]

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Aging: What the future holds >

April 14th, 2005

Can we control how well we live with a life-threatening illness and how well we die? Pitt researchers at the forefront of a relatively new discipline of medicine, palliative care, believe we can live fuller lives during our final years and months. Palliative care focuses both on those at the end of their lives and […]

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Kennywood Day set for June 11 >

April 14th, 2005

June 11 is the date for the 15th annual Pitt Kennywood Day, open to all staff, faculty and students and their families. Pitt I.D.-holders can purchase an unlimited number of all-day ride passes. Each $19 pass includes a catered meal (a $40 value). Seniors 55 and over pay $15. (Proof of age will be required […]

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2005 commencement to feature Helen Faison >

April 14th, 2005

Helen S. Faison, Pitt alumna and one of the region’s most influential educators, will deliver the 2005 commencement address and receive an honorary doctoral degree from Pitt. Commencement exercises are set for 1 p.m., May 1, at the Petersen Events Center. A 1942 graduate of Westinghouse High School, Faison earned a B.S. in education (1946), […]

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Titusville program wins regional award >

April 14th, 2005

Pitt’s Titusville campus received an award for its “Kids Night Out” program from the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid-Atlantic Region. NACA links the higher education and entertainment communities in a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for student and professional members. The “Kids Night Out” program, where each month students […]

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