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Volume 34 Issue 9

The city as classroom: Urban studies program provides students with variety of options >

January 10th, 2002

Inquiring minds want to know: What can a student do with an urban studies major? The answer, according to Pitt's Urban Studies Program coordinator, is up to the student. "I work with students to try to get them to understand first of all what it is they want to do, and then what the various […]

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GSPIA sets up clinic to aid nonprofits >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has launched a clinic whose mission is to assist regional nonprofits in becoming high-performing organizations. "Throughout the United States, and particularly in western Pennsylvania, the nonprofit sector has grown dramatically in the past three decades," said Leon L. Haley, Pitt associate professor of public affairs and […]

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Bradford gets $1 million gift >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's Bradford campus has received $1 million from the estate of Bradford resident Dorothy Reed, the largest bequest in the campus's 38-year history and the second largest single gift from an individual. The gift will be used to establish a matching scholarship fund called the Reed-Coit Scholarship Challenge. The challenge is named for Reed and […]

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SHRS center wins award >

January 10th, 2002

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT), a joint program of Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and UPMC Health System, has received the Assistive Technology Achievement Award for 2001 from Temple University's Institute on Disabilities. The award was presented in recognition of the center's excellence in providing innovative and consumer-responsive services to persons with […]

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New start-up firm focuses on muscle-derived stem cells >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt and Cook Group Inc., of Bloomington, Ind., are collaborating on potential uses for adult stem cells in treating disease. Through Pitt's Office of Technology Management (OTM), the Pittsburgh-based company, Cook MyoSite, has licensed technologies related to stem cells derived from adult muscle tissue. These muscle-derived stem cells have the ability to repair diseased or […]

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