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Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

By Dylan Giacobbe, For The Pitt News

October 17, 2018

Innovative health treatments could be coming to Oakland as soon as 2023 — but some Oakland residents disapprove of the buildings coming with it.

Not a mirage: Oakland no longer food desert

Not a mirage: Oakland no longer food desert

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 24, 2018

The Grocery Pop-Up opened yesterday in the old New Balance storefront on Forbes Avenue, marking the end of a drought on campus since the closing of the IGA.

Uncle Sam’s Subs cited for multiple health-code violations

Uncle Sam’s Subs cited for multiple health-code violations

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2018

Uncle Sam's Subs in Oakland received multiple health code violations in an inspection report Sept. 4.

PennEnvironment hosts rally for clean air

PennEnvironment hosts rally for clean air

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

September 4, 2018

Citizens assemble at the Allegheny County Courthouse, waving signs condemning dirty air, as they meet for another Friday with Fitzgerald.

Therapy dogs bring contentment and comfort to campus

Therapy dogs bring contentment and comfort to campus

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Marsha Robbins' therapy dog program has been bringing calming canines to Pitt for years.

Pitt unveils statue of Dr. Thomas Starzl, transplant pioneer

Pitt unveils statue of Dr. Thomas Starzl, transplant pioneer

By Samuel Weber | Staff Writer

June 27, 2018

Friends, family, university staff and members of the media gathered outside the Cathedral of Learning in full business attire Saturday to honor the memory of the late Dr. Thomas Starzl with a new bronze statue. Dr. Starzl passed away March 4, 2017, at age 90. Often referred to as “the father of t...

Panelists question separation of medicine and faith

Panelists question separation of medicine and faith

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Although in Western tradition medicine and faith are considered separate entities, a Monday afternoon panel sponsored by the School of Nursing called Can Science Measure the Culture of Health? questioned why the two aren’t integrated. Speakers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Sai...

Coloring out cancer: Students run for research

Coloring out cancer: Students run for research

By Theresa Dickerson | For The Pitt News

April 15, 2018

Colors flew through the air in Schenley Park this past weekend at the Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together’s 5K Race and Color Run. Members of the Pittsburgh community came to support the student-led organization at its annual event, which aims to raise money for the Hillman Cancer Research Center. Whi...

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Cecile Richards has been politically active since seventh grade, when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. When she was called to the principal’s office and asked if her mother knew what she was doing, she replied, “Probably.” Since then, she’s grown to become a lea...

Sutherland student treated for possible meningitis

Sutherland student treated for possible meningitis

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2018

A Pitt student-athlete living in Sutherland Hall is currently being treated for a potential case of bacterial meningitis, according to a statement released by the University Wednesday morning. The statement said the student was tested for the illness Tuesday, meaning the infection cannot be confi...

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