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Volume 39 Issue 10

Researcher advocates meditation for pain, stress reduction >

January 25th, 2007

Once an hour, a soft chime sounds in Carol Greco’s office. The melodic tone is a subtle signal, reminding her to pause briefly regardless of what she’s doing, take a breath and be “mindful” of the moment. Greco, a lupus researcher and assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, has been practicing […]

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Former UPJ staffer sentenced in sex case >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt-Johnstown’s former Alumni Relations manager has been sentenced to up to two years in jail for his involvement in a sexual relationship with a Cambria County teenager. A Cambria County judge on Jan. 17 sentenced William A. Gillin to between one and two years in the county jail for corruption of a minor. Gillin, who […]

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UCIS professorship endowed >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt has received a $1 million gift from Pittsburgh business executive William F. Benter to establish the University Center for International Studies Endowed Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues. The visiting professorship will bring to the University renowned scholars with expertise in international issues affecting influential regions of the world. The University initially will seek […]

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Transit riders speak out at Port Authority hearing >

January 25th, 2007

“I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to say that this is a matter of life and death for hundreds of people,” said Dave Bindewald of the United Cerebral Palsy attendant care program at this week’s Alumni Hall hearing on proposed mass transit cuts. Bindewald, a health care supervisor, said he represented more than 800 […]

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University ranks high in Peace Corps volunteers >

January 25th, 2007

Pitt has placed first among colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and 15th among the top large universities nationwide in the number of its alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers. In its annual rankings of the colleges and universities producing the most Peace Corps volunteers, Pitt, at No. 15, was the highest-ranked university to break into […]

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SAC discusses proposed transit cuts >

January 25th, 2007

The Staff Association Council (SAC) is looking for ways to oppose looming mass transit cuts. At its Jan. 17 meeting, SAC members maintained that some Pitt employees, stranded by route cuts and unable or unwilling to rent a parking space in Oakland, would be unduly burdened getting to work. Suggestions included passing a resolution opposing […]

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WQED to air award-winning video >

January 25th, 2007

“Ad It Up,” an award-winning video produced through a collaboration between the School of Medicine, the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Baldwin High School, is set to premiere on WQED Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. This project, funded by the Maurice Falk Foundation, was developed and coordinated by Brian A. Primack, […]

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