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Volume 38 Issue 11

UPB gets gift for off-site program >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt-Bradford has received a $35,000 gift from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, which will be used to enhance academic programming at UPB’s off-campus site in St. Marys. Pitt-Bradford will use the gift to implement two new programs at the Elk/Cameron Higher Education Council — an executive R.N. to B.S.N. program and an associate degree in information systems […]

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Pitt’s avian flu vaccine holds promise for humans >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt researchers have developed an avian flu vaccine that they say may show promise in protecting people from the disease, should it mutate in a way that enables it to be readily transmitted among humans. The vaccine, which contains a live H5N1 avian flu virus, completely protected mice and chickens from infection in lab tests. […]

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SIS partners with Virgin Islands university >

February 2nd, 2006

With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Pitt’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) and the University of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas have entered into a unique partnership. IMLS granted $965,910 to the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) to fund 25 students as they earn their M.L.I.S. degrees via the FastTrack […]

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Counseling center seeing more seniors >

February 2nd, 2006

Older undergraduate students are becoming more likely to seek Pitt’s counseling services than their underclassman and grad student counterparts, according to the director of the University Counseling Center. This reflects a national trend. In academic year 2004-05, seniors made up almost a quarter of the center’s 1,500 new cases —up from 13 percent five years […]

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Annual African-American read-in set for Feb. 5 >

February 2nd, 2006

Ogle Burks Duff, professor emerita in Pitt’s School of Education, again will coordinate the annual African-American read-in chain, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 5, in the First Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield Ave. Richard Teaster will direct a combined First Baptist Church Choir and Pitt Women’s Chorale and Glee Club, starting at 2:45 p.m. The event is […]

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University honors four senior faculty >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt has honored four senior faculty members, two as distinguished professors and two as University professors. Robert D. Drennan has been named Distinguished Professor of Anthropology; Eugene N. Myers, Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology, and Lauren B. Resnick, University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Kenneth F. Schaffner, who returned to Pitt Jan. 1, was reappointed […]

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Minority health archives launched >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt’s Center for Minority Health, part of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), and the University Library System (ULS) jointly have launched the Minority Health Archive (MHA) as an on-line repository for minority health documents. MHA takes advantage of the latest information technology used by Pitt’s library system. In addition to being the first […]

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Government secrecy in the information age >

February 2nd, 2006

While open government increasingly is recognized as an essential ingredient for democracy, trends surrounding government secrecy are a mixed bag today, said Alasdair Roberts, a professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and director of its Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “It’s difficult for me to conceive of a more timely topic […]

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Program aids Super Bowl security >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) FirstLink program is playing a role in enhancing security at Super Bowl XL set for Feb. 5 in Detroit. IEE, housed in the Katz Graduate School of Business, established FirstLink in 2004 to identify military technologies available for license and to facilitate the commercialization of those products that lend […]

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