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Volume 35 Issue 21

If you're traveling abroad, here's some advice >

June 26th, 2003

Heading out of the country this summer? If so, you need to be aware of safety and security issues, travel regulations and restrictions, health concerns and country-specific laws. But experts say, above all: Use your common sense. “What has been lost in international travel, I think, in recent years and especially post-9/11, is the carefree […]

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Resources for country-specific information regarding international travel >

June 26th, 2003

• The U.S. Department of State Consular Information Sheets contain vital information on most countries; call 202/647-5225. • The latest travel advisories and visa information are available from the U.S. State Department: 888/407-4747 or www.travel.state.org • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information for international travelers on health concerns and suggestions on precautionary […]

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Pitt's signature building may be getting a good scrubbing >

June 26th, 2003

Pitt’s signature building may be getting a good scrubbing. With 65-plus years of accumulated Pittsburgh soot coloring its mammoth exterior, the Cathedral of Learning is ripe for a bath, and University officials are looking into creating a special fund-raising project to raise money for its cleaning. According to Albert Novak Jr., interim vice chancellor for […]

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New jobs and additional contributions to city coffers will result from Pitt construction projects >

June 26th, 2003

Two of Pitt’s more ambitious construction projects — the Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST 3) to be built on Fifth Avenue between Darragh and Lothrop streets, and the nine-story student housing building planned for the site previously occupied by Pennsylvania Hall — together will create 980 construction jobs and another 365 off-site jobs, Pitt Executive Vice […]

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy elected to chair Pitt’s Board of Trustees >

June 26th, 2003

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy, elected June 19 to chair Pitt’s Board of Trustees, said he thought long and hard before allowing himself to be nominated for the position. “I had to be sure that I would have the time to do the job properly,” Cappy told his fellow trustees after they […]

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A deadline looms to continue the ride-for-free service on public transportation >

June 26th, 2003

A deadline is looming to continue the ride-for-free service on public transportation for Pittsburgh campus employees and students with valid I.D. cards. The agreement between Pitt and the Port Authority of Allegheny County will expire July 31 if the two sides do not agree on re-negotiated fees, a Port Authority spokesperson said. Two years ago, […]

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Pitt will conduct evacuation drills to comply with a city ordinance. >

June 26th, 2003

Pitt is scheduling a series of emergency preparedness evacuation drills to comply with a new ordinance. City of Pittsburgh Ordinance 29, enacted in February, requires the development and implementation of an All Hazard Plan (AHP) for high-rise buildings within the city limits, more than 300 buildings in all. Each high-rise building, defined as 7 stories […]

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