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Volume 40 Issue 17

Open Access: Libraries, university presses form partnerships >

May 1st, 2008

Open access publishing has been in the limelight as recent developments have encouraged more free publication of scholarly literature. This is the second in an occasional series on the impact of the digital age on academic publishing. Among the digital publishing partnerships on the rise in scholarly circles are those between libraries and university presses. […]

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Obituary: Deborah J. Aaron >

May 1st, 2008

Deborah J. Aaron, an associate professor in the School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, died April 23, 2008. Aaron, who was 51, had been battling cancer. Aaron earned a master’s degree in public health at Pitt in 1991 and added a PhD in epidemiology in 1994. She then served a post-doctoral fellowship […]

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Obituary: Richard Bjerke >

May 1st, 2008

Richard Bjerke, an associate professor in the medical school’s Department of Anesthesiology and chief anesthesiologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died April 12, 2008. He was 53. Bjerke, of Mt. Lebanon, was found with a gunshot wound after his car crashed on the Beaver Valley Expressway. The Beaver County coroner’s investigation determined that the […]

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Open enrollment underway >

May 1st, 2008

Representatives from benefits providers were on hand to offer information to faculty and staff April 28 and 29 in the William Pitt Union. Benefits Fair visitors were treated to massages, healthful snacks and chances to win prizes at the event sponsored by Human Resources. Similar events are scheduled to take place today at Pitt-Greensburg, Monday […]

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Forbes Ave. traffic restrictions to last through August >

May 1st, 2008

Single-lane traffic on Forbes Avenue between Moultrie Street and McDevitt Place is expected to continue through late August. Two lanes of Forbes Avenue were closed earlier this week to allow work crews to construct new drainage facilities and a retaining wall on Forbes Avenue. The work is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s $29 […]

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UPT nursing program accredited >

May 1st, 2008

Pitt-Titusville’s associate degree nursing program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The achievement indicates that the program has clear and appropriate educational objectives and is working to accomplish them. The UPT program, implemented in 2005, is designed to be completed over five terms within two years on a full-time basis, […]

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