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Volume 40 Issue 2

Assembly approves smoking policy draft >

September 13th, 2007

Expansion of Pitt’s ban on indoor smoking to 15 feet outside main building entrances took another step toward becoming official policy this week. Faculty Assembly Tuesday voted without dissent to endorse the draft of an expanded smoking policy that was developed over the summer by Pitt administrators at the request of the University Senate benefits […]

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Pandemic plan outlined >

September 13th, 2007

A Pitt pandemic preparedness plan released this week can be applied to any widespread communicable disease outbreak that impacts the University community, officials say. A summary of the plan has been posted online. International public health officials say that pandemics, or worldwide epidemics, occur about every 30-50 years. Recent concerns about an avian influenza virus […]

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FSAP program expands >

September 13th, 2007

Are you the caregiver for an aging parent? Are you looking for child care or adoption services? Is your emotional or physical well-being compromised at work or at home? Are you just plain stressed out by it all? Help is available. Pitt’s faculty and staff assistance program (FSAP) is expanding its services to help Pitt […]

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Making Pitt Work: UPB master gardener Bob Harris >

September 13th, 2007

BRADFORD — One of the most enthusiastic teachers at Pitt-Bradford spends little time in the classroom. Instead, Bob Harris’s domain is the entire 317-acre campus where he pursues his lifelong passion for gardening. With a gentle manner and an easy smile, he dispenses snippets of knowledge — and perhaps a sample of an herb or […]

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Pitt Environmental Law Clinic appeals forest plan >

September 13th, 2007

An appeal filed by Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic is among those being considered by the U.S. Forest Service as it reviews comments on a land management plan for the Allegheny National Forest. The new forest plan, which would guide management of the 517,000- acre forest in northwestern Pennsylvania for the next 10-15 years, took effect […]

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UPT prof launches peace project >

September 13th, 2007

Prompted by U.S. Rep. John Peterson’s statements that the war in Iraq is not an issue in his congressional district, a Pitt-Titusville professor is spearheading an effort to mobilize residents of northern Pennsylvania to speak out against the war. Mary Ann Caton, assistant professor of history and political science, has launched the 5th District Peace […]

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UPJ celebrates 80 years >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s Johnstown campus is gearing up for a whopper of a week to celebrate its 80th anniversary, including the inauguration of Jem Spectar as UPJ’s fifth president. From a “kick off island party” to a community picnic to the induction of the inaugural class in a new UPJ Athletics Hall of Fame — not to […]

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GSPIA hosts CIA officer-in-residence >

September 13th, 2007

Veteran CIA officer Frank Hofmann has traveled the globe during his 28-year intelligence career with assignments in East Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Following his latest stints in Pakistan and Afghanistan, he has found himself in perhaps a less likely place: Pittsburgh. Hofmann will spend the next two years as a visiting […]

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Drink bottle recycling benefits Braddock Carnegie Library >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt faculty members Carl Lagenaur of neurobiology and Laurel Roberts and John Hempel of biological sciences check on a drink bottle collection bin in Clapp Hall. Hempel, who chairs the Braddock Carnegie Library board’s restoration committee, is collecting 20-ounce drink bottles to help fund restoration efforts at the library — the first of 1,679 Carnegie […]

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Sanft named acting AD >

September 13th, 2007

Donna D. Sanft, senior associate athletics director for administration, student life and compliance, was named interim director of athletics by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. She succeeds Jeff Long, athletics director since 2003, who accepted a similar position at the University of Arkansas. Sanft’s association with Pitt’s athletics department includes time as a student-athlete, gymnastics head […]

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