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Volume 40 Issue 1

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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Pitt drops 2 places in U.S. News rankings >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt tied for 59th — down two spots from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, the first time in seven years that the University dropped in this national ranking. Pitt tied with Rutgers and the University of Georgia. Pitt, Rutgers […]

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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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How Pitt stacks up in PA >

August 30th, 2007

Following are highlights from a comparison of select Pennsylvania institutions from data in U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 “best colleges” edition: • Acceptance rate: Pitt accepted 56 percent (up from 53 percent in last year’s U.S. News data) of its applicants for fall 2006’s entering class (of 18,195 total applicants); Penn State, 58 percent […]

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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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