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Volume 32 Issue 14

Women's career clothing drive planned >

March 16th, 2000

New Choices/New Options, a program that provides career development services for single parents, displaced homemakers and others trying to enter the job market, will be on campus April 6 to accept donations of women's business clothing and accessories. Donations can be dropped off in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room during the following hours: 7:30-9 […]

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Excimer laser used to extract pacemaker wires >

March 16th, 2000

Cardiologists at UPMC Health System are using an excimer laser to extract old cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillator wires from the heart, making it an easier and potentially less dangerous procedure for patients. The laser device is called the Spectranetics Laser Sheath and is approved by the FDA. A recent study found that complete wire […]

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The 2-block area >

March 16th, 2000

The expected demolition late this month of the buildings bounded by Forbes and Oakland avenues and Sennott and South Bouquet streets to make way for the Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC) will close an important chapter in Pitt's history and in the history of Pitt's relations with the Oakland community. In the block just south of […]

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How to contact prostate cancer program >

March 16th, 2000

UPMC Health System, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Pitt urology department, has developed a comprehensive prostate cancer awareness program. An incorrect telephone number was distributed with information about the new program. Information can be obtained by calling 1-800/234-4724.

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Employee rates for 2 health benefit options remain unchanged; cost of 1 will increase >

March 16th, 2000

The price that employees pay for Pitt health insurance won't increase for the two managed care plans to be offered here beginning July 1. But employees will pay more for Comprehensive (deductible) plan coverage. Monthly rates for Comprehensive will increase from $23 to $59 for individuals, from $95 to $175 for parent/children coverage, from $124 […]

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10-year tenure review period proposed for clinical faculty in medical school >

March 16th, 2000

The tenure review pe- riod for School of Medicine faculty with clinical responsibilities would be lengthened to 10 years, under a proposal that Pitt trustees are expected to consider this summer. Currently, clinical faculty in the medical school have seven years to qualify for tenure, as do faculty in other Pitt schools. But given the […]

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ON TEACHING: Susan Albrecht >

March 16th, 2000

Why do hospitals give baths to newborn babies? Newborns are prone to chilling. Their core body temperatures can plunge suddenly. Is it really a good idea to soak them, then expose them to room temperatures? Susan Albrecht asks questions like that in her nursing education classes, made up mainly of practicing nurses who are seeking […]

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Hershey, MacLeod vie for Senate presidency >

March 16th, 2000

The election for University Senate president for 2000-2001 will pit incumbent Nathan Hershey against his predecessor as president, Gordon MacLeod. Both are professors in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). Hershey has been Senate president for the last two years. He succeeded MacLeod, who served for one year and opted not to run for […]

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