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Volume 38 Issue 22

Taking a look at race, crime & communities:

Why are there racial differences in convictions? >

July 6th, 2006

What accounts for the racial imbalance in the number of arrests and convictions in the U.S. criminal justice system? What do recent trends in crime rates say about the effectiveness of incarceration as a deterrent to serious crime? What do those trends predict for the near future? Two prominent local researchers weighed in on these […]

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Taking a look at race, crime & communities:

What do crime-rate trends say about incarceration? >

July 6th, 2006

What accounts for the racial imbalance in the number of arrests and convictions in the U.S. criminal justice system? What do recent trends in crime rates say about the effectiveness of incarceration as a deterrent to serious crime? What do those trends predict for the near future? Two prominent local researchers weighed in on these […]

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Engineering profs put students to real-world test >

July 6th, 2006

VANDERGRIFT — Like many of western Pennsylvania’s steel towns, this tiny community (population 5,400) is seeking to reinvent itself. Unlike most, it has turned to sustainable design and green construction principles as its hope for the future. And, Pitt engineering professors and their students are part of the plan. The School of Engineering and its […]

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Free sessions on hearing health care offered >

July 6th, 2006

UPMC’s Department of Audiology is offering free hearing health care educational sessions. Each session consists of three classes at Eye and Ear Institute, 203 Lothrop St. Summer sessions are 5-8 p.m. July 13, and 12:30-3 p.m. Aug. 10. Participants may attend one, two or all three classes during each session: • “Understanding Your Hearing Loss.” […]

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Campaign goal upped to $2 billion >

July 6th, 2006

With high expectations of reaching its $1 billion fundraising campaign goal months ahead of schedule, Pitt is celebrating — by doubling it. Pitt’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution June 23 establishing a new goal of $2 billion, making Pitt’s one of only 14 university capital campaigns nationally that have raised or are trying to […]

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Obituary: Eugene S. Wiener >

July 6th, 2006

Eugene S. Wiener, professor of pediatric surgery at the School of Medicine and executive vice president and chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, died unexpectedly at his home in Squirrel Hill June 29, 2006. He was 66. Wiener had a long-standing interest in the management of children with cancer. His involvement included serving […]

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Appropriation hiked 4.7 percent >

July 6th, 2006

Pitt’s state appropriation for fiscal year 2007 will be more than $164.6 million, a 4.7 percent increase over last year. Adding in the four former health science line items now funded under the Department of Welfare budget, Pitt will receive nearly $183 million in state funding, making FY07 the first time the appropriation has surpassed […]

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