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Volume 38 Issue 17

Outsourcing expert discusses high-tech offshoring trends >

April 27th, 2006

The loss of jobs to India and other offshore destinations increasingly is becoming a concern for engineering and other high-tech white collar professionals who are seeing their once-secure high-wage jobs follow the many lower-skill jobs that already have departed the United States. Author Ron Hira, a Carnegie Mellon-educated control systems engineer turned assistant professor of […]

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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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