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Volume 29 Issue 20

UPT physical therapy assistant program accredited >

June 12th, 1997

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hasgranted accreditation to the physical therapist assistant (PTA) program at Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT). APTA ccreditation is required before a school's graduates can sit for the state licensing examination. UPT admitted its first PTA class in 1995 and recently graduated […]

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UPG administrator helps to revive the story of his war-torn Italian hometown >

June 12th, 1997

The first house to go was that of the miller, Vincenzo Martinelli. As the villagers watched from the opposite side of the Aventino River, the house shook for the briefest of instants, and then disappeared in a deafening roar of dust and smoke. Vincenzo, a prisoner of war in some distant land, did not witness […]

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Center focuses on global change's health effects >

June 12th, 1997

Researchers estimate that the Earth's mean temperature will rise anywhere from 1.8 to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 50-100 years. Although those figures may not seem like very much, such a change is enough to upset ecosystems balances and potentially affect the health of humans, according to H. Gregg Claycamp, associate professor of environmental […]

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UPB faculty get grant for science/religion course >

June 12th, 1997

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant for the development of a new course on science and religion to three faculty members at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). Andrew Dzirkalis, political science; Richard Melka, mathematics, and Hashim Yousif, physics, will use the grant to develop a course titled "Science and Religion in Western Culture." […]

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Katz center names business award winners >

June 12th, 1997

The Family Enterprise Center at the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Family Firm Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, have announced the winners of their 1997 Family Business of the Year Awards. Awards are given to firms that have developed successful programs that allow employees to combine business and family. Nine winners are chosen in three […]

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