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Volume 39 Issue 15

Annual food drive begins >

April 5th, 2007

Pitt’s annual Partnership for Food will collect non-perishable food items throughout April to help restock the shelves of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more than a decade, the University has ranked among the 10 most successful Pittsburgh-area employers in the annual spring food drives. Over the years, contributions from the University have totaled […]

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JURIST Conference: Law & media in the age of the Internet >

April 5th, 2007

How has the introduction of new media — the Internet, online publications, blogging — affected the way the law is decided, disseminated and reported? That was the main theme of a panel discussion, “Law and Media in the Age of the Internet,” that was part of the day-long conference celebrating 10 years of JURIST, Pitt’s […]

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Academic medical centers' economic role cited >

April 5th, 2007

A report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals that academic medical centers in Pennsylvania continue to play a significant role in the state’s economy. The report found that Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation when calculating the total economic impact of its academic health centers. The study found that medical schools and […]

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JURIST Conference: Law & the media: Convergence or collision? >

April 5th, 2007

“As a matter of process, the law and the web are a wonderful blend of content and technology, perhaps one of the best examples of the merit of the Internet: The law is vast and the Internet is endless,” said Emmy Award-winning former CNN broadcast journalist Charles Bierbauer. Now dean of the College of Mass […]

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UPJ conference center named “One-Stop Shop” >

April 5th, 2007

The conference center on the Johnstown campus has been designated as a certified “One-Stop-Shop” by the Association of Collegiate Conference Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). With 1,500 members representing more than 600 institutions of higher education, ACCED-I is the largest association of colleges and universities with conference and event services. The ACCED-I designation recognizes the ability of […]

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Two Pitt undergrads earn Goldwater scholarships >

April 5th, 2007

Two Pitt students are among the new 2007-2008 Goldwater Scholars named nationwide. Stanley F. Steers, a physics and music major, and Benjamin O. Gordon, a mechanical engineering major, are among the 317 awardees named by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. They bring to 36 the total number of Goldwater scholarships […]

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Pittsburgh pulls in new car-sharing program >

April 5th, 2007

Borrowing the car soon could have a new meaning in Pittsburgh and it doesn’t involve asking Dad for the keys. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is taking the lead in bringing car-sharing to town. Seattle-based Flexcar anticipates a spring launch of its service as part of its plan to expand its business in the eastern […]

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Boulevard of the Allies bridge project begins >

April 5th, 2007

The first lane closings associated with the Boulevard of the Allies bridge replacement project have begun, signaling the start of two years of roadwork designed to transform the crumbling and decrepit span into an attractive gateway to Oakland. “Leave yourself some additional time the first few days until people figure it all out,” advised Pennsylvania […]

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