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Volume 40 Issue 11

Are women covered by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? >

February 7th, 2008

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark document endorsed by the United Nations that lays out human rights standards for people worldwide. But some world governments, including the U.S. government, apparently didn’t get the memo, especially as the declaration applies to women, according to three local experts. […]

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“Fly Boys” premiers >

February 7th, 2008

Tonight the boys from World War II will fly again. A new documentary on the Tuskegee Airmen Experiment, a military initiative to see if African-American men made capable fighter pilots, will have its public debut on WQED-TV at 8 p.m. “Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen” takes viewers back to early 1941, during the Jim […]

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Dental school researchers study lip prints >

February 7th, 2008

To some, a kiss is just a kiss. To researchers in Pitt’s Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, a kiss may offer clues to who may be at increased risk for certain birth defects. Researchers there are using cheiloscopy, the study of lip prints, as part of their quest to better understand the causes behind […]

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Clinical & translational science PhD to be offered >

February 7th, 2008

Pitt’s Institute for Clinical Research Education and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute has established a PhD program in clinical and translational science. The advanced training program is designed primarily for clinicians and aims to enhance the capabilities of scientists to conduct high-quality clinical and translational research. Clinical and translational science aims to close the […]

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Handheld devices help maintenance workers >

February 7th, 2008

Of all the University employees who carry handheld electronic devices with them as part of their jobs, among the least likely might be Pitt’s maintenance workers. Wrenches, plungers and screwdrivers, of course, but handheld electronic devices? For nearly two years, though, the devices have been among the tools that accompany the engineers, electricians and mechanics […]

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Drue Heinz lit prize awarded >

February 7th, 2008

Anthony Varallo has been named the 28th winner of the annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which recognizes writers of short fiction. Manuscripts are judged anonymously by nationally known writers. Varallo’s manuscript, “Out Loud,” was selected by author Scott Turow from nearly 300 entries. The collection will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this […]

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Tales From the Scales: 12-week weight race launched >

February 7th, 2008

And they’re off! Have you noticed more walkers out at lunchtime? A proliferation of pedometers around campus? Fewer treats in your office’s break room? No more pizza deliveries to your department? More colleagues carrying gym bags to work? Credit the MyHealth Weight Race. More than 1,300 Pitt staff and faculty have divided into 260-plus teams […]

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SIS grant to develop grad research program >

February 7th, 2008

The School of Information Sciences (SIS) has received a five-year, $782,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a graduate research program. The program is designed to understand and influence the emergence of digital communication and research in academia, known as cyber scholarship. The grant provides resources to hire a […]

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