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Volume 40 Issue 2

Business schools launch new web sites >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s business schools have launched newly redesigned web sites. The new Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’s web site address is www.business.pitt.edu/katz/, the College of Business Administration’s new address is www.business.pitt.edu/cba/ and a joint Pitt business schools web site’s new address is http://www.business.pitt.edu/.

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PITT BENEFITS >

September 13th, 2007

2007-2008 Wellness Initiative: “Take Two Steps to Better Health” The Office of Human Resources Benefits Department working in conjunction with UPMC Health Plan recently announced a wellness incentive for the 2007-2008 Plan year as part of the Fitness for Life Program. Consistent with other wellness efforts, the new program encourages our faculty and staff members, […]

Volume 40 Issue 2

Obituary: Beryl B. Haughton Jackson >

September 13th, 2007

Former nursing faculty member and Pitt alumna Beryl B. Haughton Jackson died Sept. 2, 2007. She was 83. Jackson retired from the University in 1991 after a decade as a faculty member in Pitt’s graduate program in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Born in Cambridge, Jamaica, as a child Haughton dreamed of being a nurse but put […]

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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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