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Volume 40 Issue 11

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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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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