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Volume 38 Issue 17

Symposium on high-end outsourcing sparks discussion >

April 27th, 2006

C.K. Prahalad, Distinguished Professor of Corporate Strategy at the University of Michigan, urged the academic community to “change the conversation” on offshore outsourcing to one that’s more balanced. Speaking to an overflow crowd April 20 at Alumni Hall, Prahalad said the issue is no longer about whether outsourcing is good or bad. “We just have […]

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Designer babies: Experts consider issue in genetic manipulation >

April 27th, 2006

Genetic engineering is a science that tests the maxim, “Parents will do anything for their children.” Do parents want healthier and smarter kids? Yes. Do they condone, or should society condone, the manipulation of the genome to achieve that end? Well … Six experts in various fields convened last month at Pitt’s law school for […]

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Researcher offers some surprises to aid longevity >

April 27th, 2006

Want to live to be 90? While many old-timers attribute their longevity to clean living, perhaps the more scientific recipe is one that includes more wine and socializing, daily coffee and even a little weight gain as the golden years approach. The surprising results are part of a new study of people who’ve reached the […]

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Prof elected to AAAS >

April 27th, 2006

Anil K. Gupta, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science and a fellow of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, has been elected a 2006 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). Of the 175 new fellows and 20 new foreign honorary members, Gupta is being honored along […]

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Selling Pitt stuff on eBay >

April 27th, 2006

Need a fireproof wastebasket? A used overhead projector? Some antique oak map drawers? Now may be the time to go shopping at Pitt’s Surplus Property department before millions of other potential buyers get a chance to bid on line for University equipment once available to few beyond the Pitt community. The University recently has begun […]

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New Katz dean named >

April 27th, 2006

Pitt has named John T. Delaney of Michigan State University the new dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration, effective Aug. 1. Delaney replaces Frederick Winter, who stepped down last year to return to research and teaching at the University. Lawrence Feick, professor of business administration and director […]

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Retiree transition period ends June 30 >

April 27th, 2006

Eligible employees who agree to leave the University by June 30 will have a choice of retiree medical insurance plans. The University introduced a new retiree medical program, dubbed the defined dollar benefit (DDB) program, July 1, 2004, with a two-year transition period that ends in June. During that period, eligible employees who leave Pitt […]

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UPJ faculty committee recommends regionals benchmark group >

April 27th, 2006

Salary benchmarking lists at Pitt’s regional campuses have been a point of contention in the past, but that may be changing. Last year, at the request of faculty presidents at the Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown campuses, the Provost’s office forwarded as a salary benchmark comparison a list of 270 four-year baccalaureate institutions from three large […]

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