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Volume 33 Issue 7

Faculty member encourages boycott over ads >

November 22nd, 2000

Rory A. Cooper has a message for Nike's advertising department: Just Don't Do It Anymore. Cooper, chairperson and professor of rehabilitation science and technology at Pitt, is urging a boycott of Nike products in response to a recent Nike advertisement calling people with spinal cord injuries "drooling" and "misshapen." A print ad touting Nike's Air […]

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Planning for Oakland's future >

November 22nd, 2000

The Oakland civic district, a hub of cultural and institutional activity in Pittsburgh, is under scrutiny by community leaders, task forces, city planners and residents. In a series of community forums begun last month, leaders from Oakland groups and concerned individuals — so-called "stakeholders" — have been meeting to discuss improvements for Oakland, including parking, […]

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What Pitt sees as Oakland's most pressing needs >

November 22nd, 2000

As one of the participants on the task force trying to improve the Oakland Civic District Loop, the University has its own ideas about the area's needs. Pitt's Eli Shorak, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, said, "The Oakland Task Force is the communication tool to develop a shared vision for Oakland and the future. […]

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Confidentiality of medical records faces growing threat, professor warns >

November 22nd, 2000

A janitor at a Boston hospital finds a computer terminal unattended. The janitor, a convicted sex offender, calls up medical records for names and addresses of women patients to whom he later sends harassing letters. A Connecticut druggist tells a woman customer he's sorry, but he isn't allowed to refill her migraine prescription. He explains […]

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Longest named to new GSPH chair >

November 22nd, 2000

Gifts totaling $1 million from an anonymous donor and UPMC Health System will establish the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. The late Pond was assistant surgeon general of the United States from 1963 to 1968. From 1968 to 1980, he served Pitt's Graduate School […]

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Clarification sought on policy allowing faculty to reduce workload to halftime >

November 22nd, 2000

Pitt fulltime faculty members may voluntarily reduce their workloads to halftime (with a corresponding pay reduction), under certain conditions. To clarify what those conditions are and how the policy is being followed across the University, a faculty committee is scheduled to meet with Provost James Maher today. "This issue has been a matter of concern […]

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Defibrillators enable police to give live-saving assistance >

November 22nd, 2000

Amid the fanfare and fireworks of Discov- ery Weekend, Pitt police vehicles began carrying four unadorned, 6-lb. boxes. Each holds the power to save the lives of cardiac arrest victims. The four Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) analyze the heart's rhythm. If the devices sense an irregular heartbeat, they tell emergency workers — literally, through a […]

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Hillman hours extended for reading/final exam period >

November 22nd, 2000

Hillman Library will extend its regular hours for the fall term reading/final exam period. During the reading/final exam period, Hillman will be open continuously from 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, until 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. During the 24-hour schedule (Saturday night through Friday morning) admittance to Hillman Library from midnight to 7 a.m. […]

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