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Volume 40 Issue 1

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August 30th, 2007

The African studies program, in conjunction with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, is planning a Teach Africa Youth Forum Oct. 30 in which students in grades 6-12 may interact with African studies faculty, policy makers, experts from Africa, African artists and the local African […]

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Volunteers sought for Day of Caring >

August 30th, 2007

The 17th annual Pitt Day of Caring is set for Sept. 28. More than 400 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected for one of the area’s largest community service projects. This year’s Day of Caring will feature more projects than ever, both in local neighborhoods close to campus and at agencies of […]

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Tour shows Oakland is “redding up” >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt and city officials hit the Oakland streets this month for another “redd up Oakland” inspection tour designed to counter landlord abuses, identify dilapidated properties and educate tenants in Oakland’s student-heavy residential sections. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, flanked by two city building inspectors and three code enforcement officers, reprised their surprise inspection […]

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$50 health plan incentive offered >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt members of UPMC Health Plan are being offered a $50 gift card as incentive for completing an online health risk assessment. By voluntarily completing a two-step process, members will receive the wellness reward. The deadline to complete the two steps is Oct. 31. Faculty and staff participants must be active employees to be eligible. […]

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Pitt, Port Authority continue talks >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt continues to negotiate a new contract for free rides on Port Authority of Allegheny County vehicles. The three-year contract between the parties was set to expire at the end of July, but on July 27 the Port Authority board approved a two-month contract extension with the University that allows Pittsburgh campus faculty, staff and […]

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Emergency messaging system debuts >

August 30th, 2007

Faculty, staff and students now have one more way of keeping informed in case of an emergency at Pitt. The University has contracted with Verizon Notification Services to provide free mass emergency messaging for University community members who choose to subscribe. The emergency notification service is free, although subscribers are responsible for any per-call charges […]

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U.S. News ranks UPMC 13th among “best hospitals” >

August 30th, 2007

UPMC again has received national recognition for its clinical programs, coming in No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” ranking. The 2007 results place UPMC one notch higher than last year and mark its eighth appearance on the honor roll, which includes only 18 hospitals nationwide. In addition, […]

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