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Volume 40 Issue 15

ReSET Center targets smoking >

April 3rd, 2008

A new center at Pitt seeks to increase the University’s role as a source of expertise and information on tobacco and smoking cessation. “I want us to be seen as a resource,” said Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, adding that Pitt is well equipped to contribute information of local relevance that […]

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Pharmacology department renamed >

April 3rd, 2008

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine has changed its name to the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. The new name reflects how research and teaching activities have evolved in the modern practice of pharmacology. Bruce A. Freeman, Irwin Fridovich Professor and chair of the department, said: “Research in the department emphasizes […]

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Subtly sexist language: Words make a difference >

April 3rd, 2008

Proper grammar be damned! The use of the suffix -man, as in chairman and congressman, and masculine pronouns such as he and his to indicate people of both genders is sexist, whether or not they are grammatically correct. That was the main thesis of Pitt law professor Pat K. Chew in summarizing her research on […]

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Engineering office on the move >

April 3rd, 2008

Today is moving day for the Swanson School of Engineering’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations. The renovation and expansion of Benedum Hall is prompting the office’s temporary move to the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning. The office is expected to be in its temporary space for about 18 months. Staff phone numbers […]

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Credit crunch has little impact at Pitt >

April 3rd, 2008

Unease in the nation’s credit markets has impacted colleges and universities on several fronts. Some student borrowers are concerned about the availability of loans. University administrators have had their own worries as schools whose debt is in variable-rate instruments found rates rapidly rising. A report in the March 6 Chronicle of Higher Education noted that […]

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Observatory lectures, tours begin >

April 3rd, 2008

Pitt’s Allegheny Observatory will host a lecture series and public tours between April and November. Curious sky gazers can roam the landmark observatory, peer at the stars through the observatory’s oldest telescope and hear experts elaborate on supernovae, dark energy and asteroids. Twice-weekly observatory tours are planned. Friday night tours run April 4-Oct. 31; Thursday […]

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Books, Journals & More >

April 3rd, 2008

This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written, edited and translated books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as journals, electronic publications, plays and musical compositions. We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty advisory […]

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