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Volume 41 Issue 9

New weight race features “food raiser” >

January 8th, 2009

The new year brings the chance for a fresh commitment to healthier living. Registration for Pitt’s second MyHealth Weight Race is underway by logging onto MyHealth OnLine at www.upmchealthplan.com and clicking on the weight race icon. The new 12-week competition starts Jan. 26, with final weigh-ins the week of April 15. Information on the race […]

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Pitt appeals OSHA citation >

January 8th, 2009

Pitt has appealed a citation issued by a federal agency as the result of an incident in a University laboratory. On Sept. 24, lab worker Patricia Boyle was bitten on her right hand while feeding a macaque monkey, requiring hand surgery and a lengthy stay in the hospital. Following an investigation, the U.S. Occupational Health […]

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U.S. News: Pitt ranks 13th among U.S. publics >

January 8th, 2009

Pitt placed 13th among U.S. public universities and 35th among all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report’s first World’s Best Colleges and Universities rankings. The University also is listed among the top 100 universities worldwide. The rankings are based on data from the Times Higher Education-QS Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings, produced in association with […]

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40-year staffers mark 720 years of Pitt service >

January 8th, 2009

The year was 1968. Wesley Posvar was chancellor. Civil rights demonstrations and student activism against the Vietnam War continued on campus. The new Hillman Library opened its doors and fundraising was underway for a Learning Research and Development Center building. The University Center for International Studies and the Department of Black Studies were established. On […]

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UPG, UPJ staffers win campus president's awards >

January 8th, 2009

Two regional campuses have announced the winners of annual staff awards. Michele Shuey, an academic adviser in the Office of Academic Affairs at Pitt-Greensburg, has won UPG’s President’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff. The purpose of the UPG award is to recognize regular staff who have demonstrated a consistent pattern of extraordinary dedication to the […]

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$25k grant awarded for comp sci TLI program >

January 8th, 2009

The Department of Computer Science has received a $25,000 grant from the Equitable Resources Foundation to support its Technology Leadership Initiative. TLI seeks to increase the number of local minority high school students who demonstrate strong academic performance, particularly in mathematics and/or science, to engage in the computer sciences and to explore computer science, math […]

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