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Volume 37 Issue 16

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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Lecturer stresses culture as factor in public health issues >

April 14th, 2005

Researchers and practitioners need to go beyond the science of their work to address the cultural aspects of dealing with public health problems. In her March 31 lecture, “Achieving the Promise of Public Health,” Noreen Clark stressed the importance of transdisciplinary research that links the cultural and scientific dynamics of a health issue. Clark, dean […]

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Free head/neck cancer screenings offered >

April 14th, 2005

UPMC will host free head and neck cancer screenings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 15, at the Eye and Ear Institute, third floor, 203 Lothrop St. The event will coincide with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. In 2005, more than 65,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with oral, head or neck cancers […]

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Shields named Titusville president >

April 14th, 2005

Pitt alumnus William A. Shields, acting president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI), has been named president of the Titusville campus, effective Aug. 1. He succeeds Michael A. Worman, UPT president for 17 years, who is retiring. Shields is no stranger to Pitt’s regional campuses. He served as interim president of the […]

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Obituary: Walter P. Cummins >

April 14th, 2005

Walter P. Cummins, long-time assistant football coach and assistant athletics director here, died April 1, 2005, of congestive heart failure. He was 81. Cummins served as an assistant football coach under three different head coaches from 1951 to 1966, coaching four first-team All-Americans and 32 National Football League draft picks. He then served as an […]

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A twist: Retiree gives gifts to her staff >

April 14th, 2005

Usually it’s the retiree who gets the gifts. But when Pat Warnick, director of Pitt’s Student Payment Center retired last month after 39 years at Pitt, she was the one giving the gifts. Three years ago, in anticipation of her retirement, Warnick took up oil painting. “I had made up my mind that if I […]

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