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Volume 35 Issue 6

Faculty members want access to Baierl Center exercise facilities >

November 7th, 2002

In June, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council that only students — not faculty and staff — would be permitted to exercise at the Petersen Events Center’s new Bill Baierl Student Recreation Center, at least during the center’s first few months of operation. But Nordenberg said Pitt employees might be allowed to use the Baierl […]

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Interstitial lung disease center dedicated >

November 7th, 2002

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Pitt’s School of Medicine dedicated the Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease last month. Made possible through a gift from the Simmons family, the center was established to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with interstitial lung disease, provide leadership in […]

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Pitt signs 2nd Sennott Square tenant >

November 7th, 2002

Pitt has signed a second tenant for the ground floor space in Sennott Square. New Balance Pittsburgh, an athletic shoes and sports apparel store, is expected to open by mid-January, according to owner Chuck Gordon. Gordon also owns Gordon’s Shoes, a Pittsburgh institution since 1885. New Balance joins Panera Bread as commercial tenants of the […]

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Pitt-Bradford gets grant for IT courses >

November 7th, 2002

The Verizon Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Pitt’s Bradford campus to deliver information technology (IT) courses via interactive television from the Pittsburgh campus to students and local industry employees at Bradford. The non-credit IT courses are offered by the College of General Studies’ Computer Learning Center, which provides IT skills courses to business and […]

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Pitt provides pockets of wireless access, but remains hard-wired >

November 7th, 2002

In May 2000, the University issued a comprehensive three-year information technology (IT) plan, and wireless technology barely got a mention. Although in the interim Pitt has taken some steps toward making wireless technology available, don’t expect it to take over the campus, a Pitt official says. “The IT plan said that we’d look into wireless […]

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Overcast weather and the time change can contribute to 'winter blues' >

November 7th, 2002

If you’re suddenly feeling out of sorts, drained of energy and craving sweets, blame it on the change of season. In some northern areas, as much as 80 percent of the population has some form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly called the winter blues, according to Mary Heath, clinical coordinator at the Faculty and […]

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KILLER BACTERIA: UPMC program takes path of least resistance >

November 7th, 2002

Antibiotic resistance — when bacteria develop resistance to drugs designed to cure or prevent infections — is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And CDC officials cite overuse of antibiotics as the worst offender in spreading resistance. To fight the resistance menace, […]

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KILLER BACTERIA: 'The ultimate in antibiotic resistance' >

November 7th, 2002

The first two cases of infection caused by vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) in the United States were detected this year — in Pennsylvania and Michigan — according to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. “VRSA is regarded as the ultimate in antibiotic resistance, a really nasty germ that can kill in its […]

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