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Volume 40 Issue 11

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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Tales From the Scales: Larry's Buff Buddies >

February 7th, 2008

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) had about 40 people sign up for the MyHealth Weight Race. Elaine Linn, assistant director of the global studies program, was assigned to “Larry’s Buff Buddies,” named for UCIS director Larry Feick. Her team comprises three women (one faculty member who also is a program director and two […]

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OBITUARY: Richard Abrams >

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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Senate finance committee seeks endowment info >

February 7th, 2008

A recent report on the value of the endowments of colleges and universities has prompted U.S. Senate finance committee leaders to request information on endowment growth and student aid spending from Pitt and 135 other colleges with endowments of $500 million or more. Pitt, with an endowment worth $2.25 billion as of June 30, 2007, […]

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Tales From the Scales: Lori's Losers >

February 7th, 2008

“Hey, Chubby, want to join our team?” isn’t exactly the most inviting opening line when trying to put together a weight race team, Cindy Brendel admitted. So, when she and fellow University Senate office staffer Lori Molinaro decided to form a team, they aimed to add people they already knew. Since the Senate office is […]

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Correction >

February 7th, 2008

Correction As of April 7, 2008, investigators who receive National Institutes of Health funding must submit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central no later than 12 months after acceptance for journal publication. Incorrect information ap-peared in the Jan. 24 issue of the University Times.

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Former Heinz Endowments prez to speak at convocation >

February 7th, 2008

Maxwell King, recently retired president of The Heinz Endowments, will be the keynote speaker at the 32nd annual honors convocation, set for 2 p.m. Feb. 29 in Carnegie Music Hall. The convocation recognizes faculty and staff accomplishments; undergraduate, graduate and professional student academic achievement; student leadership, and outstanding alumni. King will speak on “Hard Times […]

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Pitt didn't discriminate against former employee, judge rules >

February 7th, 2008

A federal judge has found for Pitt in a discrimination lawsuit filed in July 2006 by a former employee. Judge Terrence F. McVerry of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Jan. 25 that Pitt had not discriminated on the basis of race against Deborah M. Furka, former director of […]

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Honors College invests in people, not programs, dean says >

February 7th, 2008

A number of years ago, University Honors College (UHC) Dean G. Alec Stewart had an epiphany of sorts. Stewart was attending an on-campus recruiting event sponsored by Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for prospective students and their parents. One mother was aggravated because she saw little difference between the recruiting materials and rah-rah […]

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