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Volume 39 Issue 15

Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: George Shames >

April 5th, 2007

“We all have stories to tell. It’s just a matter of whether you sit down and get the discipline to tell it,” says George Shames. The Pitt professor emeritus’s first work of fiction, “The Company of Truth,” was published in 2006 by Pittsburgh-based Towers Maguire Publishing. Shames, 80, retired in 1990 from a 40-year career […]

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Senate plenary: Protecting science from bias >

April 5th, 2007

The passage in 1980 of the Bayh-Dole Act, which allowed universities and researchers to benefit from the commercialization of publicly funded research, plunged academia into a new world of forging partnerships with industry, forming startup companies and other aspects of technology transfer. In a follow-up to last year’s University Senate spring plenary event, which looked […]

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Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: Susan B. Hansen >

April 5th, 2007

Political science professor Susan B. Hansen has studied state politics for decades, but she turned her most recent attention to the impact of the nation’s economic policy choices on American workers as the country adjusts to a global economy. Her 2006 book “Globalization and the Politics of Pay” challenges the idea that cutting labor costs […]

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Law prof questions threats to judicial independence >

April 5th, 2007

Although Pitt law professor Arthur Hellman and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor both are concerned about threats to judicial independence in the United States, they disagree about what poses a threat. While her 25 years’ experience on the Supreme Court and her retired status make the issue of threats to judicial independence an […]

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Pitt-CMU neuroscience center gets $7 million grant >

April 5th, 2007

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University have received three grants totaling more than $7 million from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Science Foundation. The grants will support programs that train undergraduate and graduate students in basic neuroscience, computational neuroscience, multimodal neuroimaging and other interdisciplinary endeavors. The programs will be offered through […]

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Ridgway Center director reflects on Iraq, Iran >

April 5th, 2007

“I didn’t come here today to tell you I told you so. I came here to say it’s crucial to learn from our mistakes and cut our losses now if we possibly can,” William W. Keller said in a March 23 address to the Honors College in which he called for a withdrawal of American […]

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GSPIA plans new enrollment option >

April 5th, 2007

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will implement the “2+2” program, a new enrollment option for students in the Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) degree program. The program aims to provide current and future public and nonprofit managers with the skills to move between the two sectors as their careers advance. […]

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