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Volume 38 Issue 11

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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For advice ask “The Ethicist” >

February 2nd, 2006

Have a moral dilemma? Step right up and Randy Cohen will tell you how to do the right thing. Hundreds of people write to him each week seeking ethical advice; he provides the answers in his popular New York Times Magazine column, “The Ethicist.” Cohen will kick off the newly endowed Dr. Bernard Cobetto lecture […]

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UPMC recognized for minority-, women-owned business efforts >

February 2nd, 2006

UPMC recently was recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as one of the nation’s top 15 corporations that contract with minority business enterprises. In fiscal year 2005, UPMC directed more than $70 million to minority and women business enterprises — more than doubling spending over the previous five years. UPMC’s aggressive outreach to […]

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Making Pitt work: Kristin Hoenig >

February 2nd, 2006

Patients who open wide for dental procedures can rest assured that the instruments their dentist is using are properly sterilized, thanks to testing done in Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine.The sterilization equipment evaluation service program, better known as SEES, serves more than 300 dental practices in the tri-state area and beyond. Although weekly testing of […]

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