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Volume 40 Issue 10

Military strategist speaks on U.S. post-Iraq plans >

January 24th, 2008

While the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have dominated the U.S. armed forces’ attention for several years, the military continues to plan for other possible conflicts, according to one of the nation’s leading national security strategy experts. “I will not give you the solution to what’s going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. I don’t have […]

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Manners Award applicants sought >

January 24th, 2008

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the eighth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who worked at UCSUR for 26 years and was […]

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Special needs dental clinic director dreams big >

January 24th, 2008

“I’m a dreamer,” Erik Scheifele says with a smile as he scans the empty room that soon will welcome the dental school’s special-needs patients. Scheifele is the new director of the Pitt dental school’s Clinic for Patients With Special Needs, which is expanding into a larger space in Salk Hall. He envisions a waiting room […]

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Boulevard bridge project continues >

January 24th, 2008

Forbes Avenue was closed last weekend to allow workers to remove the Boulevard of the Allies bridge as part of a $29 million bridge replacement project. The span was dropped onto a cushion of dirt, timber and steel plates designed to protect the roadway and underground utilities. Forbes Avenue was cleared in time to allow […]

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Civil rights eroding, Falk Foundation president says >

January 24th, 2008

While numerous civil rights laws have been enacted, “structural exclusion” has contributed to disparities still being felt today, according to the Falk Foundation’s president. Kerry O’Donnell outlined historic examples of discrimination and new affronts to civil rights in her Jan. 14 talk, “The Erosion of Civil Rights and Community Responses.” The lecture, hosted by Pitt’s […]

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