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Volume 35 Issue 1

Despite fare hikes, Port Authority decides not to ask Pitt for more money this year >

August 29th, 2002

Although bus fares in Allegheny County will increase this weekend, Pitt's fee will remain the same at least until next August, a Port Authority official said. Under a contractual agreement, Pitt pays an annual fee in exchange for free rides throughout the county on Port Authority buses and light-rail vehicles for Pitt I.D.-holders. Laurie Andrews, […]

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Port Authority schedules shuttles to Pitt football games >

August 29th, 2002

Port Authority again will offer service to Pitt football games this season on eight special bus routes, beginning Aug. 31 when the Panthers host Ohio University in a 7 p.m. game at Heinz Field. The Pitt suburban routes include: * The 99B Century III Mall-Large Park and Ride, which will serve the Large Park and […]

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One year later: Pitt remembers Sept. 11 >

August 29th, 2002

With the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, approaching, various groups at the University are preparing commemorative activities. University-wide "There will be events on campus throughout the day," said Pitt spokesperson John Harvith. "The University will observe the national moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., and there will be a flag-raising […]

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Ground broken for Bradford building >

August 29th, 2002

Construction crews broke ground last month on Blaisdell Hall, the $13.5 million communications and fine arts building at the Bradford campus. In the first phase of the project, expected to be completed by fall 2003, workers will build the 18,485 sq.-foot brick building in the area that had served as the campus's soccer field. The […]

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Pitt's faculty recruits: New faces on campus >

August 29th, 2002

More than 300 new professors have joined the Pitt faculty since last year, most of them in the medical school. The following is a sampling of new Pittsburgh campus faculty members, as noted by deans, directors and department chairs. Those administrators and the University Times want to emphasize that this is only a sampling and […]

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U.S. News recognizes UPMC >

August 29th, 2002

For the fourth consecutive year, UPMC Health System has been placed on U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals 2002 Honor Roll as one of the "Best of the Best" hospitals in the United States. UPMC Health System hospitals placed 16th out of 1,978 eligible hospitals in the United States. UPMC Presbyterian placed in […]

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Professors join regional faculties >

August 29th, 2002

Following are members of the new crop of full-time faculty at Pitt's four regional campuses, based on information provided by each campus. Bradford The Bradford campus has hired three new full-time permanent faculty as assistant professors: Marius G. Buliga, mathematics; Gregory L. Page, psychology, and Becky M. Seefeldt, nursing. Buliga comes from the math department […]

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Pharmacy gets substance abuse grant >

August 29th, 2002

The School of Pharmacy has received a three-year grant totaling $400,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol programs to address alcohol and substance abuse by young people between the ages of 12 and 25 and the community at large. In 2000, the Pennsylvania Department of Health estimated that the number […]

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