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Volume 38 Issue 20

Disability law program established >

June 8th, 2006

It is estimated that close to 20 percent of the U.S. population, nearly 54 million people, have a disability. Pitt’s School of Law has developed a certificate in disability legal studies program to address the needs of these individuals and those who work with them. “Disability law pervades so many areas of life that it […]

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Pitt recognized for commuter benefits >

June 8th, 2006

Pitt is among 72 schools in 26 states on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inaugural list of “Best Workplaces for Commuters From Colleges and Universities.” Collectively, these schools offered more than 568,000 employees commuter benefits that resulted in the annual saving of an estimated 30 million gallons of gasoline and $86 million in gasoline […]

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Student fees to increase >

June 8th, 2006

Certain student fees are expected to rise beginning in the fall. The Board of Trustees student affairs committee last month endorsed a $20 increase in the student computing network and services fee at all campuses, bringing it to $150 per term for full-time students. Part-time students would pay $75 per term, an increase of $10. […]

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UPMC wins ad awards >

June 8th, 2006

Promotional materials for UPMC have garnered gold status recognition in the 23rd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report, a national health care marketing newspaper. Individual productions created for UPMC by The Paradiso Group, a Pittsburgh-based advertising agency, were recognized for excellence among ad entries from health care institutions, […]

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UPB nursing scholarship established >

June 8th, 2006

Cheryl and Widad Bazzoui of Bradford have donated $10,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for nursing students at Pitt’s Bradford campus. The Bazzoui Associate Degree in Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a student in his or her final year who is pursuing an associate of science degree in nursing and has financial need. The […]

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MWRI gets $4.5 million in state funding >

June 8th, 2006

Officials representing the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and Magee-Womens Health Corp. recently accepted a check for $4.5 million from Gov. Ed Rendell. The funding comes from the governor’s office and state House and Senate Republican and Democratic caucuses. Established in 1992, MWRI was one of the first research centers to focus specifically on health conditions […]

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