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Volume 38 Issue 9

University Press awards Starrett poetry prize >

January 5th, 2006

Rick Hilles, a Nashville, TN, author, is the 2005 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first full-length book of poetry. His manuscript, “Brother Savage,” was selected from several hundred entries and will be published by the Press in fall 2006. Established in 1981, […]

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OBITUARY: Welsh S. White >

January 5th, 2006

Welsh S. White, Bessie McKee Walthour Endowed Chair and professor in the School of Law, died Dec. 31, 2005, of lung cancer. He was 65. A national authority on the death penalty, White began teaching at Pitt in 1968. His teaching specialties were criminal procedure and evidence. Author of three books on capital punishment — […]

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OBITUARY: Peter W. Land >

January 5th, 2006

Peter W. Land, associate professor of neurobiology who served on the training faculty of the Center for Neuroscience, died of a heart attack Dec. 13, 2005, while in a meeting on campus. He was 56. The Chicago native, who earned a Ph.D. in anatomy in 1977 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, came […]

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Pitt targets recycling >

January 5th, 2006

The new year is just a few days old. Have you kept your resolutions? If your vows to quit smoking or to avoid those leftover holiday cookies have already fallen by the wayside, perhaps there’s a simpler resolution to consider, one that will please Mother Nature and Pitt’s Office of Facilities Management, too: Recycle more. […]

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OBITUARY: Sarah Margaret (Peggy) Hodges >

January 5th, 2006

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside for School of Information Sciences (SIS) professor emeritus Sarah Margaret Hodges. She died Dec. 13, 2005, in Oakmont at the age of 94. A prolific children’s author, storyteller and scholar, Peggy Hodges was known for her love […]

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Traffic tangles in Oakland expected >

January 5th, 2006

Patience is likely to be in high demand among commuters who use Forbes Avenue on their way into Oakland each day. A combination of construction projects and road improvements are expected to bring traffic tangles for the next two years. A $31 million expansion of Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) already underway at the corner of […]

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Pitt investigates questionable stem cell research >

January 5th, 2006

A Pitt investigative board is continuing its examination of two articles co-authored by Pitt professor Gerald Schatten in collaboration with discredited Korean stem cell researcher Woo-Suk Hwang. Pitt research integrity officer Jerome L. Rosenberg, head of the six-member panel, said it could complete its report to Arthur Levine, senior vice chancellor of Health Sciences and […]

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