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Volume 40 Issue 1

Complaints about U.S. News rankings grow >

August 30th, 2007

Like swallows flying to Capistrano each March, every August officials at higher education institutions scramble to trumpet — or to downplay — their standing in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings. University administrators recognize the inevitable popularity of the annual rankings among college-shopping students and their parents — the college guide […]

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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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Making Pitt Work: Ellen York >

August 30th, 2007

Behind the scenes at Pitt, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data entry specialists, costume designers to biosafety officers, photographers to accountants, staff at Pitt perform tasks great and small, year-in and year-out, for the greater good of […]

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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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Life in the slow lane (sort of) for UPG safety director >

August 30th, 2007

Homicide, arson and robbery are pretty much just memories for Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at Pitt’s Greensburg campus. “The pace is a little slower here,” he admitted. Horan formerly was a police officer in Rostraver Township then a detective at the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau, where he investigated all types of criminal […]

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Pitt gets $16 million grant for HIV center >

August 30th, 2007

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the School of Medicine a $16 million, five-year grant to establish the Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions. Research at the center will give scientists detailed new insights into the life of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and have important implications for developing new drug targets. The […]

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UPG safety director takes busman's holiday >

August 30th, 2007

According to an old saw, a mail carrier always takes a long walk on a day off. So, what does Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at the Greensburg campus, do on his days off? He teaches police officer candidates at the state Police Academy and trains those who teach mandatory police continuing education […]

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Voter registration deadline Oct. 9 >

August 30th, 2007

The deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 6 municipal and judicial general election is 5 p.m. Oct. 9. Those who are eligible to vote but have not registered before, whose name or address has changed or who wish to change political party affiliation, must submit the voter registration form to the Allegheny County Board […]

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