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Volume 38 Issue 17

Which medical ‘news’ can you trust? >

April 27th, 2006

Where do you get your medical information? TV? Newspapers? The Internet? Periodicals? Word of mouth? Advertising? In an era of proliferating mass media outlets, which sources should you trust for accurate health and medical information? How do you distinguish reliable news from false or incomplete information propagated by those with hidden agendas? Representatives of local […]

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Detre, Curtiss services planned >

April 27th, 2006

Memorial services will be held for two Pitt faculty members. A memorial service for Katherine Detre, professor of epidemiology, will be held at 2:30 p.m. April 28 in Heinz Chapel. (See April 15 University Times.) A memorial service for Edward I. Curtiss, professor of medicine and senior associate dean for admissions and financial aid in […]

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Making Pitt work: Student Records staff process graduation apps >

April 27th, 2006

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. This is one in an occasional […]

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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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