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Volume 39 Issue 1

Bellefield fitness center expanded >

August 31st, 2006

Most New Year’s resolutions start Jan. 1, but Bellefield Fitness Center director Jeff Murphy hopes that the combination of a newly renovated fitness center, a new Bellefield Fit 4 Health program and the start of a new academic year will be a sufficient incentive to encourage faculty, staff and students to step up their personal […]

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Prostate cancer screenings available >

August 31st, 2006

UPMC Cancer Centers and Pitt’s Department of Urology are offering free prostate cancer screenings Sept. 19 and 21, 5-7 p.m., at the Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Ave., Suite 209. During the next 10 years, the total number of men in the United States diagnosed with prostate cancer is expected to increase by 40 percent […]

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UCIS director sought >

August 31st, 2006

A search committee has been formed for the senior director of international programs/director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The new director, who will report to the provost, will succeed William I. Brustein, who has accepted a position at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, effective January 2007. (See June 22 University Times.) UCIS is […]

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UPT quilt given to Tanzanian hospital >

August 31st, 2006

A quilt created by Pitt-Titusville student accounts manager Kathleen Plyler, is on display at Nyakahanga Hospital in Tanzania in commemoration of five years of collaboration between the University and the hospital. The work includes an original African wax batik purchased by UPT faculty during a 2005 trip. UPT anthropology and biology professor Linda Winkler delivered […]

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Day of Caring opportunities remain >

August 31st, 2006

There’s still time for staff, faculty and student volunteers to sign up for Pitt’s Sept. 15 Day of Caring. At the 16th annual event more than 400 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected to work in surrounding neighborhoods and at local and regional agencies as part of the broader Pitt-United Way campaign, […]

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Obituary: Eduardo F. Lozano >

August 31st, 2006

Eduardo Lozano, well known developer of Pitt’s collection of Latin American books, died Aug. 25 following a lengthy illness. He was 81. A librarian, painter and poet, Lozano, of Point Breeze, is remembered by colleagues as a renaissance man dedicated to his books and his art. A native of Argentina, Lozano came to Pitt in […]

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What's new? Health Sciences, Non-academic areas >

August 31st, 2006

The hustle and bustle that marks the beginning of each academic year is here again. But schools at Pitt have not slept through the summer months, which saw everything from major renovations to the establishment of new academic programs to the hiring and promotion of employees. The University Times asked deans and other school officials […]

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