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Volume 40 Issue 11

Tales From the Scales: Thomas's Promises >

February 7th, 2008

“We’ve got some work to do,” Rosalie Jones said with a sigh as she learned her weight at last week’s initial weigh in. Jones and fellow Center for Minority Health staffer Tiffany Kinney faced the numbers together as members of the CMH-based team Thomas’s Promises. They, along with Vikki Garner, Angela Hicks, Angela Howze, Karen […]

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U.S. Steel Foundation funds scholarships >

February 7th, 2008

The United States Steel Foundation has awarded Pitt grants totaling $605,000 to support a number of student-based initiatives. The major portion of these funds — $500,000 — will be used to establish five endowed scholarships: two each in the Swanson School of Engineering and the College of Business Administration and one for a student majoring […]

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Tales From the Scales: Rami's Roundees >

February 7th, 2008

Staff members on the 6th floor of Sennott Square are “enthusiastic and ready to go” in the University’s just-launched MyHealth Weight Race, according to Karen Dicks. Dicks, who is a Fitness for Life champion, spoke for her team of five staff members in the Department of Computer Science. Although she’s a comparative newcomer to the […]

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Pitt gets $1 million grant for nanoscience research >

February 7th, 2008

Pitt has received a $1 million grant to develop a groundbreaking method to advance nanoscale science and technology by allowing scientists to observe, probe and control molecules. Funding came from the W.M. Keck Foundation. The technique involves probing molecular structure with femtosecond — a billionth of a millionth of a second — temporal and atomic […]

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Tales From the Scales: Team POWER >

February 7th, 2008

Five women who work on the 8th floor of the Cathedral of Learning have joined forces on a weight race team. Provost’s office staff members Susan Borowski, Mary Anne Davis, Tonya LaRue Holloman and team captain Kit Ayars, as well as Joyce McDonald of the Center for Philosophy of Science, are meeting weekly to encourage […]

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Cancer consortium wins award >

February 7th, 2008

Richard Abrams, professor emeritus of biological sciences, died Jan. 28, 2008. He was 90. Abrams came to Pitt in 1965 as chair of the then-Department of Biochemistry, which later in a merger of departments became the Department of Biological Sciences. He retired in 1984. Raised in Chicago, Abrams earned his PhD at the University of […]

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Rendell proposes 1.3 percent appropriation hike >

February 7th, 2008

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell has proposed a 1.3 percent increase in Pitt’s appropriation for fiscal year 2009. The governor recommended $170.33 million in state support for Pitt as part of the budget proposal he presented Feb. 5 to the General Assembly. Pitt is receiving $168.17 million in state support in the current fiscal year. […]

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