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Volume 38 Issue 8

Radiation countermeasures center established >

December 8th, 2005

Experts believe a significant number of the population would die within 30 days of receiving a dose of radiation to the entire body from a “dirty bomb,” prompting the federal government to fund a new effort to develop medical interventions against radiological and nuclear threats. As part of this effort, the National Institute of Allergy […]

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Pitt joins non-profit consortium to aid city >

December 8th, 2005

Pitt will be contributing an undisclosed amount of money to the city’s coffers over the next three years, as part of a consortium of city non-profit organizations. An agreement brokered by the mayor’s office in August between the city and the Pittsburgh Public Service Fund was ratified Nov. 21 by Pittsburgh City Council. The agreement […]

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Pitt-CMU biology partnership funded >

December 8th, 2005

Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with Pitt, has received a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support the development of an interdisciplinary joint doctoral program in computational biology. The $1 million grant, one of only 10 awarded, will support the Ph.D. program in computational biology that was established jointly by the two universities […]

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Officers’ pay increased 3.0 to 7.5 percent >

December 8th, 2005

Pitt trustees have increased Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg’s salary to $427,500 — a raise of 3 percent over his fiscal year 2005 salary. In addition, the trustees compensation committee yesterday approved raises ranging from 3.25 percent to 7.5 percent for six other Pitt senior officers, based on recommendations by Nordenberg. Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran […]

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New graduate program in sustainable engineering has Brazilian ties >

December 8th, 2005

A select group of Pitt graduate students and faculty soon will be brushing up on their Portuguese, all in the name of sustainable engineering. The University’s latest Brazilian connection comes in the form of a $3.2 million National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) award that will strengthen Pitt’s partnership with the […]

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Hillman Library extends hours >

December 8th, 2005

Hillman Library is extending its hours for the final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, until 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. During the 24-hour schedule, students must present their University ID card to enter Hillman Library between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. Free coffee and tea […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education surveys university leaders’ pay >

December 8th, 2005

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg ranks 11th on the list of highest-paid leaders of public universities nationally, according to an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. However, the comparison data, published in the Nov. 18 edition, are flawed in part because they compare Nordenberg’s 2003-04 compensation package with other institutional executives’ 2005-06 data […]

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Health Sciences librarians assist doctors, patients >

December 8th, 2005

Far from a career consisting of shushing noisy patrons or spending long hours amid dusty stacks of books, the reference librarians of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) are never bored. Their expertise in research has manifested itself in a variety of ways, from helping a local author get his medical facts straight for a […]

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UPG prof’s work figures in Saddam Hussein trial >

December 8th, 2005

As the trial of Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi special tribunal continues, Pitt-Greensburg professor Joan Bytheway will be watching a bit more intently than many observers. Her work as part of a Regime Crimes Liaison Office (RCLO) forensic team is expected to be instrumental in the case against the former Iraqi leader. Anthropologist Bytheway, an […]

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