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Volume 38 Issue 4

Science 2005: Examining how genes affect aging >

October 13th, 2005

Armed with whimsical line drawings of greybeard cartoon worms leaning on canes and with a gift for expressing complex ideas in simple terms, molecular biologist Cynthia Kenyon wrapped up the University’s annual science and technology showcase with a discussion of the effect of hormones on aging. Kenyon, a biochemistry and biophysics professor at the University […]

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Science 2005: Re-thinking Einstein’s thought experiment >

October 13th, 2005

Think about the properties of light and the absolute character of time, urged a Pitt professor at last week’s on-campus science forum. Now rummage around in your basic physics background, which likely exposed you to the seminal theories of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), who revolutionized the field 100 years ago when he proposed his general theory […]

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Campus flu shot clinics set >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt will offer on-campus flu shots to University I.D. holders through its Student Health Service office. Dates for the flu clinics are Oct. 25 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Nov. 1 in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room, also 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost of a flu vaccine shot is […]

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United Way campaign begins >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt’s 2005 United Way fundraising campaign began yesterday, Oct. 12, and will run through Nov. 23. This year’s campaign goal is $500,000. Last year, the University collected $584,591. Faculty and staff pledged $463,972; students pledged $95,000; retirees contributed $21,322, and special events brought in $4,297. There were 2,389 donors who pledged contributions during last year’s […]

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Relief effort problems will worsen, expert says >

October 13th, 2005

In the wake of Katrina and Rita, recent hurricanes that wrought havoc on the U.S. Gulf Coast, disaster preparedness and response has leaped to the forefront of American consciousness. But according to an international expert on disaster response, the problems exposed by the failings of recent disaster response efforts were not news to public health […]

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Pitt organizations eligible for United Way funding >

October 13th, 2005

The Pitt organizations eligible for designated United Way contributions and their donor codes are: Adjuvant Therapy, 1037; Arthritis Institute, 942523; Autism Center, 222684; Breast Cancer Research, 830; Center for Minority Health, 222783; Child Development Center, 1280; Children’s Neurosurgery Fund, 4645; Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center, 234; Creip Chair Patient Care Program, 951936; Department of Neurology — Epilepsy, […]

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