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Volume 38 Issue 4

IRB director urges caution when dealing with human subjects >

October 13th, 2005

Err on the side of caution, was the main message Faculty Assembly heard last week from the director of Pitt’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB, which is the administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects, including patients, who are recruited to participate in research activities, governs everything from questionnaires […]

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Senate Council meeting canceled >

October 13th, 2005

This month’s Senate Council meeting, scheduled for Oct. 17, has been canceled. University Senate President Irene Frieze announced the cancellation at last week’s Faculty Assembly meeting. The meeting had already been re-scheduled from Oct. 10, due to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg’s schedule, Frieze said. “The chancellor would also have to leave early on Oct. 17. There […]

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BPC sets agenda for the academic year >

October 13th, 2005

The Senate budget policies committee (BPC) has carved out a full agenda for this academic year, including both short- and long-term budget-related issues. Two issues have been held over from last year, BPC chair Stephen Carr reminded committee members Oct. 7: identifying peer comparison salary groups for faculty at the regional campuses, and considering the […]

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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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